Exeter Tips and Racecourse Guide
Race Sharp provides free betting tips for all race meetings at Exeter throughout the National Hunt season.
Located on top of the Haldon Hills, Exeter plays host to 17 National Hunt meetings during the year, with racing taking place between October and April.
With several of the leading National Hunt yards based nearby, Exeter often attracts some of the leading novices, particularly over fences.
The feature race of the year at Exeter is the Haldon Gold Cup, a Grade 2 contest run over 2m1.5f in late October/early November. The race invariably attracts a very strong field and has been won in recent years by the likes of Politologue and Cue Card.
Exeter Top Trainers (2020/21)
1. Paul Nicholls 7 winners (35%)
2. Colin Tizzard 7 winners (18%)
3. Fergal O’Brien 4 winners (13%)
4. Philip Hobbs 4 winners (8%)
5. Harry Fry 3 winners (38%)
Exeter Top Jockeys (2020/21)
1. Harry Cobden 10 winners (33%)
2. Sean Bowen 6 winners (43%)
3. David Bass 5 winners (36%)
4. Joshua Moore 4 winners (67%)
5. Robbie Power 4 winners (19%)
How to get there
A taxi from Exeter St David’s station to the racecourse takes around 15-20 minutes and costs £25. There is also a complimentary bus service from the station to the racecourse.
There are regular train services from London Paddington to Exeter St David’s, which take just over 2 hours. The station is 8 miles from the racecourse.
Exeter Airport is just 20 minutes away, while Bristol Airport is around 75 minutes away.
Exeter Top Races
October/November – G2 Haldon Gold Cup