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Exeter Racecourse

Tuesday 22 October 2019

WHERE FUTURE STARS ARE BORN

 

A fine day to come racing where we celebrate the triple Cheltenham Gold Cup-winning legend Best Mate after whom the Beginners’ Chase is named.

 

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(Enclosure tickets from £14 in advance and from £17 on the day) 

 

Join us on Haldon Hill for a midweek treat, host to the Best Mate Beginners’ Chase making it the place to spot future stars. Past winners include Sternrubin and Yanworth who have progressed to appear at the Cheltenham Festival.

 

Make the most of your day and use the FREE return bus service from St David's. Seats available on a first-come, first-serve basis and bus time will be available shortly. Find the bus times below in the raceday timetable or here.

Gates Open

12:10

First Race

1:50

Last Race

5:10

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Tickets

Purchase your enclosure tickets at the best price today.

  • Group tickets £10
  • In advance from £14
  • On the day from £17 

Don’t forget that under 18's entry is FREE of charge, when attending with a full paying adult.

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Desert Orchid Restaurant

Hospitality

Spend your day at Exeter Racecourse in the Desert Orchid Restaurant with panoramic views of the racecourse.

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From £95

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LOOKING TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF YOUR DAY AT THE RACES?

We have world class hospitality options for all, in the highly popular Desert Orchid Restaurant offering views of the finishing straight and Winning Post. Enjoy a four course carvery luncheon using local produce, have Haldon Enclosure access and watch the races with panoramic views of the racecourse.

 

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Event Schedule

Correct as of 16/09/2019.

GATES OPEN at 12:10pm 

 

BUS TIMETABLE

PICK UP LOCATION

TIMINGS

Exeter St. David's

12:30

Bus Station

12:45

Return

17:40

RACE SCHEDULE

Start Times

Race

Distance

Type

1:50

The Bidfood Amateur Riders’ Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 5)

2m 175yds

Hurdle

2:25

The Kenn Maiden Hurdle Race (Class 4)

2m abt 1f

Hurdle

3:00

The Racing TV Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 3) (Challenger Stayers' Hurdle Series Qualifier)

2m abt 7f 25yds

Hurdle

3:35

The Happy Birthday Matthew Johnson Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 3)

Abt 3m

Chase

4:10

The Best Mate Beginners' Steeple Chase (Class 3)

2m 1f 109yds

Chase

4:40

The Exeter Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 4)

2m abt 3f 48yds

Chase

5:10

The Bet at racingtv.com "Junior" Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Class 5)

1m abt 5f

Flat

 

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