Newton Abbot Racecourse
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NEWTON ABBOT RACECOURSE
Situated alongside the River Teign in south Devon, Newton Abbot is one of the UK’s most popular summer jumping tracks and tailors its fixtures to cash in on the tourists who flock to nearby Torquay and Dartmoor.
England’s most westerly racing venue, the course is just off the A380 between Exmouth and Torquay, south of the M5. A bus service operates from Newton Abbot station on racedays.
Founded in 1866, Newton Abbot’s main grandstand was opened in 1969 and overlooks a sharp, left-handed oval track about 1m1f in circumference which stages fixtures between March and October. Racing is normally at the lower end of the scale but there are one or two valuable handicaps through the year, including the Listed Lord Mildmay Memorial Chase which is staged at the start of September. David Pipe’s stable has won it twice in recent years and it normally goes to an unexposed chaser from one of the west country’s bigger yards.
Paul Nicholls and Sophie Leech’s runners do well in general throughout the summer, while Philip Hobbs, Martin Keighley and David Pipe’s target some of the better chases. Sam Twiston-Davies seems to ride the track as well as anyone and already has a good strike-rate.
Saturday 4th April Results
Wednesday 25th March Results
Friday 10th October Results
Monday 29th September Results