Seasons Opener

10 October 2019


Racing returns to Haldon Hill for the first of our 17 fixtures and we are very excited to welcome you back to Exeter Racecourse. Fantastic racing, a superb atmosphere, and fine Devon food and drink will be kicking off Autumn racing at Exeter Racecourse in style!

Enquire about this event

Thursday 10th October 2019

Ticket only

Grandstand and Paddock (from £10.00)

Groups 10 plus
Essentials Package

The Haldon Premier Stand (from £15.00)

Essentials Package

Desert Orchid Restaurant (from £95.00)

Exeter 4 Course Package


Where to be for the best views


Badge Holders at the Haldon Premier Enclosure have access to all public areas, including the Denham Bar, Best Mate Bar and the newly extended Haldon Stand, opened 2009. The enclosure’s upstairs area offers exceptional panoramic views of the track, best seen from the the warmth and comfort of the tiered seating of the Iddesleigh Gallery. Guests will also have access to all facilities in the Grandstand and Haddock Enclosure.


Those staying in the Grandstand and Haddock enclosure will be able to enjoy a range of facilities and food and drink options. The Romany King and Martins Pipe Bar offer a range of hot and cold snacks, whilst there is also a burger van at the rear of the stand.


For those looking for something more private, a vast range of tailor-made exclusive hospitality suites are available to be booked in advance and can accommodate from 10-100 people. Each of these suites contains a fully licensed bar and has easy access to a tote betting point, as well as lift access outside to the parade ring and winner's enclosure only a short walk away.

Dress Codes

What to wear

Although there is no formal dresscode at Exeter, smart casual wear is encouraged and the racecourse advises all to dress for the weather.

Fancy dress is permitted at the racecourse. However, please ensure that your dress can not be seen as offensive to others on religious, sexual or political grounds. The racecourse reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone whose attire they believe to be inappropriate and advises all those unsure to call (01392) 832599.

Travel Information

How to find us



Exeter St. Davids is located approximately 2 hours from London Paddington via a direct train. Usually a taxi to the racecourse will take about 25 minutes. To receive an exclusive discount on your fare, please book Gemini taxis on 01392 666666 and quote ‘EX1’


Available strictly on a first come, first served basis, a bus runs to the Racecourse from Exeter St Davids train station and Exeter City Bus Station on every raceday. Only one bus will run each raceday.

There is also a bus (Bus 39) running from Exeter St Davids train station to Newton Abbot via Exeter Racecourse and times can be found here -

The bus stop at Exeter Racecourse is between the Countess Wear Roundabout and Chudleigh Memorial and is just opposite the Route 5 restaurant on the dual carriageway.

Exeter Airport is conveniently located only a 15 minute drive from the racecourse, just off the A30. For those wishing to land a helicopter on racedays, please call the Clerk of the Course, Barry Johnston on 07976 791578 for permission.



Located just off the A3 (Exeter to Plymouth), Exeter Racecourse can be easily reached from the M5 Southbound, which is just 5 miles away. Although signposted, the entrance is hidden via a sharp turn after the brow of Haldon Hill, so please keep this in mind when coming into the racecourse. If using a Sat Nav, the postcode is EX6 7XS.


Parking is both free and plentiful at Exeter Racecourse and is located just a short walk from the entrance.