Newton Abbot Racecourse is a National Hunt horseracing venue that was first established in 1866 and is the most westerly in England. Racing is held at the course from April to October, with the highlight being Ladies’ Day in June.
The main grandstand was opened in 1969 by the Queen Mother. The final turn of the racecourse also doubled up as part of the greyhound stadium that was open from 1974 to 2005.
Tickets at Newton Abbot Racecourse
To purchase tickets and for further ticket information, consult the official website here.
2020 ticket prices were:
- Weekday Course Enclosure – £10
- Weekend Course Enclosure – £14
- Weekday Paddock Enclosure – £18
- Weekend Paddock Enclosure – £22
Location & Travel to Newton Abbot Racecourse
Newton Abbot Racecourse is located a mile north of Newton Abbot’s town centre in Devon in the South West of England.
Airport – The closest airport to Newton Abbot is Exeter Airport, approximately 20 miles away which offers a number of flights across Europe. Driving will take about 30 minutes or you can use public transport by connecting through Exeter. Other airports within a 90 minute drive of Newton Abbot include Bristol Airport and Newquay Airport.
Bus – Bus routes 7, 12 and 13 run from Newton Abbout to the Racecourse with a journey time of about 10 minutes.
Driving/Parking – If travelling from the north, exit the M5 at Junction 31 and follow the South Devon Expressway (A380) towards Torquay and follow signposts to the racecourse. From Plymouth and Cornwall, leave the A38 at junction signposted Newton Abbot, follow the A383 until the roundabout and follow signposts for the racecourse. There is plenty of free car parking on site.
Train – Newton Abbot railway station is about a mile from the racecourse, or about a 20 minute walk. The station sits on the line from London Paddington to Penzance, with local trains to Exmouth and Exeter.
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Last Updated on May 28, 2021 by Sports Tourist