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A Punters Guide to Exeter Race Track - Left Hand,Right Hand,Galloping,Easy.Exeter Racecourse Facts.

A description of Exeter Racetrack - Gradients,Direction,Trivia, - Exeter Racecourse.

Exeter Racecourse is located at Haldon,Nr Exeter,Devon in the south west of England.

Exeter is different to most English tracks as they race right handed.

No flat racing at Exeter now,just National Hunt (jumping) fixtures,although flat racing did take place here during the 19th century.

The track is 2 miles in circumference (one of the biggest in England),slightly undulating,and oval shaped.


Horses have to negotiate 11 quite stiff fences on each circuit they race - horses need to jump well at Exeter.

The testing straight at Exeter is 4 furlongs,with run in from last fence of just under 250 yards.

This course does suit front runners as it is galloping,but they must have stamina to see it through.

Exeter is considered as one of the toughest N.H. courses and the uphill finish will not suit many horses.

Exeter Racecourse will all host your weddings,conferences,trade fairs and much more by arrangement.

Exeter was always known as Devon and Exeter Racecourse,but in 1990 was changed to simply Exeter.

You can if you want,take a flight to Exeter Airport as the track is just a short car journey from there.

Maybe you are lucky enough to have a helicopter at your disposal - you can land here,just call track first.

Sad day when one of Englands best loved horses,Best Mate,collapsed and died of heart attack when racing at Exeter in 2005.

Exeter Racecourse is on the edge of Dartmoor and is Englands highest altitude track at 850 feet above sea level.

Exeter despite being a tough track always attracts top National Hunt stars as the track is also spacious and a very fair test of racehorse.

They have been racing on this site for about 350 years,and Charles 11 is thought of as the driving force in establishing racing here.

If asking locals directions to track you may need to ask for Haldon Races,as this is how it is known in the surrounding area.


Look out for Exeters childrens day meeting - on this day there are many attractions and entertainments,plus a visit to the stable area to meet both horses and jockeys.

Another popular meeting at Exeter is their Ladies Day meeting - fashion shows,best dressed prizes and live music are all to be enjoyed during and after the races have finished.

Season at Exeter runs from May to October and 15 meetings are held in total.

If your budget will stretch to it - take advantage of Exeters private hospitality packages to make your day extra special.

You can bring your dog to Exeter Racecourse,but central enclosure only,and they must be on a lead at all times.Guide dogs only are allowed in the main enclosures.

The last duel in Devon took place at Exeter Racecourse in 1833.One of them died,and the other fled the country to avoid arrest.

Weddings,private parties,business conferences can all be held at Exeter Racecourse,with a room to suit the numbers you want catered for - details from events manager.

Facilties are continually improved for disabled visitors.Step free pathways,blue badge parking bays,toilets,hard surface paths to get around - and if you need a carer,they don't have to pay to get in - this can be arranged before the raceday,by contacting the track.

Rail service is good,and racegoers should alight at Exeter St.Davids,and use the shuttle bus to track (free).

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