Exeter - British Racecourse

At 850 feet above sea level, Exeter is Britain’s highest jump racecourse.

About Exeter Racecourse:

The views of the Jumping action on this undulating course are superb and the course consistently attracts some of the country's leading names in Jump racing having established itself as a course for future and present champions alike. The Haldon Gold Cup in early November is the top race at a course which until the early 1990s was officially known as Devon and Exeter. Although a small venue in status, it has attracted such jumping stars as Desert Orchid, Best Mate, Denman and Kauto Star. Accompanied children under 18 get in free.

Course Details:

A right-handed and undulating, stiff test of stamina over a Circuit of 2m.

Getting there, directions and parking: 

Train – There is a direct train link between London Paddington and Exeter St Davids (journey time approx. 2 hours). Depending on your time of travel, a taxi up to the racecourse will take about 25 minutes

Bus - A free bus runs to Exeter Racecourse from Exeter St. David’s and Exeter City Bus Station every race day.  This service is available on a strictly first-come, first-serve basis and only one bus will run each race day.
There is also a bus (Bus 39) which goes from Exeter Bus Station to Newton Abbot via Exeter Racecourse. 

Parking - There is ample free parking just a short walk from the main entrance.


Places to stay nearby:

Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel (5.6 miles)
Southernhay East, Exeter EX1 1QF, England
Tel: 01392 412812
Premier Inn Exeter (Countess Wear) Hotel (5 miles)
398 Topsham Road, Exeter EX2 6HE, England
Tel: 0871 527 8386

Pubs Nearby:

Ley Arms (2 miles)
Kenn, Exeter EX6 7UW, England
Tel: 01392 832341
The Nobody Inn (4 miles)
Doddiscombsleigh, Exeter EX6 7PS
Tel: 01647 252394



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