Exeter Racecourse: Where Champions Are Born

Exeter Racecourse

Exeter Racecourse is the home of champions and pure thoroughbreds. It is located on Haldon Hill in Devon, England off the A38 connecting Exeter and Plymouth. You have a wonderful clear view of Dartmoor from the race course. The right handed track is still one of the toughest courses since Charles the second which is over three centuries ago; quite an impressive record. Sitting up at 850 feet, the altitude is ideal for trainers and that has seen many National Hunt stables pitch their camps here.

Exeter is a 2 mile undulating jumping course which puts up a stiff challenge for novice jockeys. The fences are rated as difficult and the half mile uphill home stretch will make the race to the finish an exciting yet highly taxing affair for the racers and the crowd alike. One of the major events here is the prestigious Haldon Gold Cup which held early in November every year. Some famous names from Exeter include Desert Orchid and Kauto Star among others.

Exeter is a place with standards and they like to uphold it. Dress code is not much of an issue but a gentleman is encouraged to look presentable in smart casual probably with a coat while the ladies can dress fancy as long as they are decent. This includes t-shirts with offensive slogans. Above all, remember to dress for the weather, it can get really cold at the race course. Of course the parking is free and there are people to guide you.

Dogs are allowed if you can control them but they will be limited to open areas like the track-side. The race course is also fully equipped for the disabled on wheelchairs. The hospitality facilities at the racecourse provide various delicacies and alcohol is also availed under strict rules and you are not allowed to bring alcoholic drinks from outside. The best part is that you can enjoy the comfort of your own private box with family and friends.