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Exeter Racecourse

Friday 26 February 2021

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It’s a true test of stamina in Devon’s big chase - the Devon National.


With 21 fences to negotiate and three miles six furlongs to complete, the race requires staying power, from horses and jockeys alike.


The prize for the winner is more than £15,000 and it is ever popular among trainers. This race is perfect for the seasoned chasers chasing down the chance to win a substantial pot of prize money. 



Currently all horseracing fixtures in England must take place behind closed doors and without spectators.

However, on February 22nd 2021 the Government announced plans to help the country out of its National Lockdown. As part of these plans racing fixtures staged from May 17th 2021 will be able to welcome up to 4,000 spectators, if the Government’s tests are met for moving into Phase 3 of lifting lockdown restrictions. Similarly, if the Government’s tests and criteria are met, then indoor conferences and events of up to 1,000 people will also be possible from May 17th. The Government will provide further guidance nearer the time.

The Government also announced that events staged from June 21st 2021 will be able to operate at pre-pandemic capacities, if the Government’s tests are met for moving into Phase 4 of lifting lockdown restrictions.

Please continue to visit our website, check our social media channels and email newsletters for news, updates and racing at home content. And don’t forget you can watch our racing live on Racing TV and ITV Racing and watch replays of every race staged at our racecourses on our website just 15 minutes after they have finished.


Jockey Club Racecourses very much looks forward to welcoming Owners to our courses, with many of the Covid protocols now removed from the raceday experience. Your patience and support since we welcomed owners back to our courses in April has been hugely appreciated.


As it was before March 2020, we are delighted to offer six Owners badges to those with runners on the day, as well as lunch in our Owners facilities, access to the paddock etc. Syndicates will be offered the choice of Owners badges or a larger selection of General Admission badges (syndicate managers should speak to the individual racecourses at the entry stage to arrange details).

There will be no social distancing and access to the paddock will be granted as it was before the pandemic, with only the occasional limitation for major handicaps at courses with smaller paddocks. Racegoers are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering in areas where they come into close contact with lots of other people, particularly indoors, for the safety of all racegoers.

Owners should continue to use the PASS system as previously to request tickets.


We look forward to welcoming you to our racecourses and wish you the best of luck with your runner(s).


Nevin Truesdale, CEO, The Jockey Club


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Race Schedule



Start Times





Kenn Novices' Hurdle (Class 4) (GBB Race)

2m 2f 111yds



Topsham Mares' Novices' Hurdle (Class 4) (GBB Race)

2m 175yds



Dartmoor Novices' Limited Handicap Chase (Class 3) (GBB Race)

3m 54y



Chudleigh Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)

2m 7f 25yds



Join Racing Tv Now Mares' Chase (Class 1)(Listed Race) (GBB Race)

3m 54y



Thank You NHS Devon National Handicap Chase (Class 3)

3m 6f 153yds



Kennford Mares' Handicap Hurdle (Class 3)(Qualifier for the Challenger Mares' Hurdle Series Final)

2m 2f 111y


4.16pm Exeter On Haldon Hill Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Class 5) (GBB Race) 2m 175y NH Flat


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