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Exeter Racecourse

Tuesday 6 November 2018

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Remember, remember the sixth of November because we’ll be going for gold on Devon’s richest raceday at Exeter Racecourse.


It’s one of Devon’s truly remarkable sporting occasions, steeped in history and a must-attend event with the prestigious Bwin Haldon Gold Cup the feature race of the day. Our message to you is book a day off, and be part of a great day for Devon when the best head to the west for Gold Cup glory at Exeter races.


More about the Haldon Gold Cup


The Haldon Gold Cup, run over two miles one furlong and worth over £60,000, is an early season highlight and typically attracts some of the country’s best two mile chasers. It is also considered a stepping-stone to the world’s most prestigious race over this shortest distance a horse can run over fences – the Queen Mother Champion Chase which takes place at the Cheltenham Festival in March.


Henrietta Knight has won the Haldon Gold Cup four times with Best Mate (2001), Edredon Bleu (2002 and 2003) and Impek (2006). She said: “It is always exciting to win that particular race. You get a tremendous reception and everyone is so welcoming. It’s at the beginning of the season and a prestigious race to win. If you do well, you really look forward to the rest of the season.”


Paul Nicholls has saddled six winners of the race. He said: “It’s one of the early chasing highlights of the season and I try and save a nice horse for it. It’s a very good start for two-mile horses. Kauto Star finished second in the race in 2005 before he went on to win the Tingle Creek, and we’ve won it with Lake Kariba, Flagship Uberalles, Azertyuiop, Tchico Polos, Vibrato Valtat and last year, Politologue.”


The Haldon Gold Cup is a race not to be missed. Come and see jump racing’s stars in action.

Event Schedule

Information correct as of November 2018 

Start Times





The Novices' Hurdle Race

2m 5f 135yds



The D & S Commissioning Novices' Hurdle Race

2m 175yds 



The Haldon Gold Cup (A Limited Handicap Steeple Chase)

2m 1f 109 yds 



The Novices' Steeple Chase

3m 54yds 



The Smith & Williamson Handicap Steeple Chase

3m 54yds 



The Best Odds Guaranteed at bwin Handicap Hurdle

2m 7f 25yds



The Jockey Club Catering Handicap Hurdle Race

2m 2f 111yds


The Going


Hurdles Course - TBC

Chase Course - TBC

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