In the heart of Devon, less than 6 miles from Lodge Nine, where the sun shines bright and the air is fresh, lies Newton Abbot Racecourse. This genuinely independent little racecourse punches well above its weight and is world-renowned.
Nestling in a valley at the edge of historic Newton Abbot, the racecourse is impeccably presented, with friendly staff and a smiling face. The food and drink is the stuff of legend, with South West suppliers and delicious local produce, a day at Newton Abbot is a delight for young and old.
A favourite amongst the trainers for its charm and the quality of its turf, Newton Abbot, brings you up close and personal amongst racing’s royalty.
Conveniently located alongside the famous A380 ‘Gateway to the South West,’ this characterful racecourse captures the very spirit of the South West. The warmth and character of Devon and Cornwall, the very essence of summer holidays, of fresh air and good company come together at Newton Abbot.
In 2020 Newton Abbot Racecourse was hoping to host 18 thrilling summer jumps fixtures between April and October. With weekday, weekend and evening fixtures to choose from, there’s a racing date to appeal to all.
A day at the races needn’t be expensive with our fantastic money-saving offers, under 18s, plus students with a valid photographic ID go FREE to all fixtures this season.
In 1866, the present location of Newton Abbot Racecourse in Devon was purchased by local racing enthusiasts to create a space to celebrate equine sport in the region.
The racing took off immediately, growing hugely popular. However, it was quite sometime before the racecourse was equipped to be considered a proper racing venue.
These regular race meetings have only ever been brought to a halt twice by the outbreak of the two world wars. Throughout the First World War, the racecourse was occupied by troops and used as a prisoner-of-war camp. During the Second World War, only one day’s racing was held until peace was declared. The end of the war was celebrated with a massive crowd of 17,500 on August Bank Holiday in 1945.
In 1969, racing enthusiast Her Majesty the Queen Mother opened the main grandstand. Corporate facilities were built in 1990, and each year more modern facilities have been added to attract passionate racegoers and businesses to this Devon racecourse. In 2016, the racecourse celebrated its 150th anniversary.
Newton Abbot Racecourse today
Thanks to a rolling winter programme of redevelopment at the racecourse, it is very different from the old days with improved facilities available each year. Come and see for yourself how much the racetrack has changed – join us on one of our racing fixtures at Newton Abbot Racecourse, Devon.
So while visiting Lodge Nine, have a look at attending one of the local racecards. It is best to book your Paddock Enclosure tickets online in advance, and you can save up to 10%.