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Exeter Racecourse

Exeter Racecourse Betting with William Hill Online

Exeter Racecourse, known locally as Haldon racecourse, is situated not far away from the city of Exeter in South West England. It is set in the beautiful Devonshire countryside, with stunning rural views. The course is a right-handed circuit, at just over two miles in distance. While not regarded among the elite racecourse venues (in terms of prestige) in the UK, it nevertheless is cited as being perfect for novice horses, so you can often find the best trainers eager to bring their future superstars there. The most notable race held at Exeter is the Haldon Gold Cup, won in the past by top talent like Cue Card and Best Mate.

Exeter Racecourse - Home of the Haldon Gold Cup

Initially, Exeter Racecourse was known as the Devon and Exeter. It changed to its current name in the early 1990s. It was also originally a summer jumps venue, but moved to the winter months and arguably a better quality of racing. The course is now owned and operated by the Jockey Club, who also have Cheltenham, Aintree and Newmarket in their portfolio. Unfortunately, Exeter Racecourse was also the scene of one of the more tragic events in horse racing history, serial champion Best Mate, died there after a heart attack in 2005.

The season at Exeter Racecourse begins with October, with the 2016 opening day of the Exeter races falling on Thursday 6th October. The marquee event of the season is Haldon Gold Cup Day, held in early November. This racecard also features the Vix Technology Novice Chase and Bathwick Tyres Novices’ Hurdle. The feature race - the Grade 2 Haldon Gold Cup - has seen the likes of Kauto Star, Sire de Grugy and Balder Succes compete down the years.

Racing continues at Exeter Racecourse all through the winter months and into the New Year. Most meetings are around two weeks apart. As mentioned, the course has excellent conditions for galloping and suit novice chasers, so there are often top trainers taking their future prospects to Exeter with a view to some of the bigger events in the springtime. Despite its small stature nationally, Exeter is a beautiful course, held in high regard by trainers and jockeys alike. A trip to the Exeter races rarely fails to get the pulses racing.

Horse Racing Exeter Racecourse Results

William Hill will be offering horse racing betting on every race at Exeter Racecourse this season. Discover everything you need for Exeter betting at William Hill online. Online you can find Exeter tips, racecards and some of the best odds available. We offer a wide range of markets for every race at Exeter, including markets for jockeys, distance and trainers. You could also benefit from our UK and Ireland Best Odds Guaranteed price promise, meaning you get the highest odds regardless of the SP (terms apply).

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