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Join us on Tuesday 3 March to experience a slice of the action ahead of The Festival™ presented by Magners. Our Cheltenham Preview Raceday provides the thrill of Jump racing at your local racecourse. 

 

As all eyes focus on The Cheltenham Festival, we enjoy a day of exhilarating racing to get everyone excited for the iconic racing at Cheltenham Racecourse.

 

We have a handpicked panel of guests to look ahead to The Cheltenham Festival. Hosted by Mattie Batchelor our panel includes:

  • A representative from Team Ditcheat, home of the Champion trainer.
  • David Pipe
  • Philip Hobbs whose stable stars Defi Du Seuil and Sporting John have both raced at Exeter.

 

Entry solely for the Preview Evening Panel will be FREE after 5:00pm.

 

Please claim your ticket by calling the office on 01392 832599.

 

Iddesleigh Gallery will not be available to premier ticket holders due to a private booking. 

 

Make the most of your day and use the FREE return bus service from St David's on a first-come, first-serve basis. Find the bus times below or here.

Gates Open

12:00

First Race

2:00

Last Race

4:30

With all eyes on  The Festival™ presented by Magners at Cheltenham, from 10-13 March, Exeter’s preview evening is a must-attend event for racing’s aficionados.

 

Taking place straight after racing on Tuesday, March 3, the panel includes 11-times champion trainer Paul Nicholls OBE, Luke Tarr from Star SportsDavid Pipe, and Philip Hobbs whose stable stars Defi Du Seuil and Sporting John have both raced at Exeter.

 

The latter won at the track in November and December and is now being considered for both the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle, while pocket rocket Defi Du Seuil could run in the Betway Queen Mother Chase. Host for the evening is Mattie Batchelor.

 

Save the date and enjoy a great afternoon of racing, followed by an entertaining hour with the UK’s top trainers.

 

Entry solely for the Preview Evening Panel will be FREE after 5:00pm.

 

Please claim your ticket by calling the office on 01392 832599.

 

Are you looking for transport to The Cheltenham Festival? Secure your space on the Neon coach travel here

If you would like more information about the ticket pricing structure please click here. For important ticket information please click here.

race Schedule

Sponsors and race names are correct as of 03/03/20. Subject to change.

 

Gates open: 12:00noon

Exeter St. David's

Bus Station

Return

12:15

12:30

5:00

Start Times

Race

Distance

Type

2:00

THE STARSPORTS.BET NOVICES' HURDLE RACE (CLASS 4)

2m 7f 25yds

Hurdle

2:30

THE WEATHERBYS TBA STEEPLE CHASE (A NOVICES' LIMITED HANDICAP) (CLASS 3)

3m 54yds

Chase
3:00

THE READ DAVY RUSSELL'S EXCLUSIVE BLOG AT starsportsbet.co.uk HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 5)

3m 54yds

Chase

3:30

THE DOWNLOAD THE STAR SPORTS APP NOW! MAIDEN HURDLE RACE (CLASS 4)

2m 175yds

Hurdle

4:00

THE CALL STAR SPORTS ON 08000 521 321 HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 4)

2m 175yds

Chase

4:30

THE STABLESOFT EUROPE HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 4)

2m 175yds

Hurdle

The Going

Updated seven days before racing. 

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