Exeter Racecourse

Kennford, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7XS

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Set in a stunning location overlooking beautiful Devon countryside, Exeter Racecourse prides itself as being one of the UK’s most progressive tracks, with excellent facilities and transport links to match competitive racing throughout the National Hunt Season.

Whether you’re a seasoned or first-time racegoer, you’re guaranteed a great day out and a warm welcome at Exeter Racecourse, with corporate-friendly weekday meetings, holiday fixtures to suit the family and the popular Ladies Evening in May with a live band playing after racing. To complement the excitement of a day’s racing, the racecourse offers a range of superb hospitality packages, restaurant and bar facilities.

Exeter Racecourse’s fully established Conference and Events Centre is open throughout the year - we are proud to offer our clients outstanding levels of service and catering in any of our range of attractive and functional conference suites and will ensure your day is managed to exceed your highest expectations.

Race Fixtures for 2018/2019:

The Racing UK Season Opener | Thursday 11th October 2018

Best Mate Beginners Chase Day | Tuesday 23rd October 2018

The Haldon Gold Cup Day | Tuesday 6th November 2018

Midweek Racing | Wednesday 14th November 2018 

Devon Day | Sunday 25th November 2018 (Kid go FREE)

Festive Raceday | Friday 7th December 2018 (Students go FREE)

Christmas Raceday | Thursday 20th December 2018

New Year's Day | Tuesday 1st January 2019 

January Jumps | Sunday 20th January 2019 

Ladies Day | Sunday 10th February 2019

Devon National Raceday | Friday 22nd February 2019 

March Racing Afternoon Series | Tuesday 5th March 2019 

Property & Construction Raceday | Monday 18th March 2019

Gentlemans Day | Sunday 24th March

Junior Jumpers Raceday | Tuesday 9th April

Superhero Family Fun Day | Tuesday 16th April 

Season Finale | Tuesday 7th May 

Some fantastic offers are avaliable for familys, groups and students alongside EARLY BIRD tickets. For more information please click through to the respective raceday page above. 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Accompanied children under 16Free
Grandstand & Paddock badge£14.00 per ticket
Haldon Premier badge£19.00 per ticket

Ticket prices vary with the fixture. Group discounts available.

Opening Times

open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2019)

* Saturday & Sunday closed unless racing/event or the day before racing.

Please visit website or see below for race dates.



  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access


  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Air-conditioning throughout
  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Business facilities (eg. Fax/ modem)
  • Cater for groups
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • Families
  • Groups
  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Stag and Hen Parties

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Coach Parking
  • On Bus Route
  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Contactless payment accepted

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards senior citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Wi-fi available

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted



Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Car: Exeter Racecourse is situated just 5 miles on from the end of the M5 southbound, along the A38 (Exeter to Plymouth). The racecourse is situated at the top of Haldon Hill and is clearly signposted from all directions. Once you have arrived, you will find ample free parking just a short walk from the main entrance. (Use EX6 7XS as the sat nav friendly postcode with which to find us.)



Public Transport Directions

By 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. By bus A free bus runs to Exeter Racecourse from Exeter St. David’s and Exeter City Bus Station every raceday. Please note this service is available on a strictly first-come, first-serve basis and only one bus will run each raceday (please see website for the relevant raceday for departure times).





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    Recent Reviews:

    • freddiedoncaster
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      5 of 5 stars
      8th May 2019
      I always try and coincide a visit to Exeter races when I’m down in this part of the country. Firstly it was nice not to have fog or driving rain,which I normally experience when I come racing! The... Read full review
    • brettlaras
      Barnstaple, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Circus show
      4 of 5 stars
      31st May 2019
      Didn't go to the races but went to watch a circus show..... Easy to get to plenty of parking next to the A38 has a great dinner over the road Route5 sorry can't comment on race days Read full review
    • 44JHx
      Ringwood, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Caravan Club Site at the Races
      5 of 5 stars
      30th June 2019
      We stayed here for 3 nights en route to Cornwall. We chose it purely as a halfway point, and the fact it had an easy entrance off a main road, but set back with no road noise at all. Very helpful... Read full review


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