Exeter Racecourse is a National Hunt horseracing venue, with records of racing at the venue dating back to 1804. Racing is held at the course from October to May, with the highlight being the Haldon Gold Cup in November and Ladies’ Evening in May.
The course is known locally as Haldon racecourse given its location on top of the Haldon Hills and until the early 1990s was called Devon and Exeter Racecourse.
Address: Kennford, Exeter EX6 7XS
Tickets at Exeter Racecourse
To purchase tickets and for further ticket information, consult the official website here. Tickets start from £10 for the Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure, £19 for the Haldon Premier Stand and £27 for a Premier Package in the stand.
Location & Travel to Exeter Racecourse
Exeter Racecourse is located about 7 miles south of Exeter’s city centre in Devon in the south west of England.
Airport: Exeter Airport is just 11 miles away which offers a number of flights across Europe. Driving will take about 15 minutes or you can use bus route 56 to reach the city. Other airports within a 90 hour drive of Exeter include Bristol Airport and Newquay Airport.
Bus: There is a free shuttle bus that runs to the Racecourse from Exeter St. Davids railway station and Exeter City Bus Station every raceday. Bus number 39 also runs from Exeter Bus Station to Newton Abbot via Exeter Racecourse, stopping between the ‘Countess Wear Roundabout’ and ‘Chudleigh Memorial’. Please note however to return to Exeter you will need to catch the bus to Chudleigh Memorial and change there.
Driving & Parking: The racecourse is located just off the A38, five miles from the end of the M5 and parking is free.
Train: Exeter St David’s railway station is the main station in the region, connecting the southwest with London (Paddington and Waterloo), as well as Birmingham New Street, Manchester Piccadilly, Sheffield, Leeds, York, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. The station is central in the city, with a free shuttle bus taking you to racecourse on raceday (see above).
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