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Exeter Racecourse, Exeter

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Exeter Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing venue located near the city of Exeter, Devon, England. Locally it is known as Haldon racecourse because of its location on top of the Haldon Hills. Until the early 1990s it was officially known as Devon and Exeter.On 1 November 2005 the famous racehorse Best Mate died here of a suspected heart attack whilst competing in the William Hill Haldon Gold Cup.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Exeter Racecourse is a very fair track and during the humps season proper attracts top quality horses from the best stables. The fences are quite stiff so good education to send them here before a tt ...  more »
  • July 17, 2017
    Set on top of Haldon Hill this course has superb views of both the environment and the racing. You can get a good meal here and also book your table to sit, eat and drink throughout all the races. The...  more »
  • June 23, 2017
    Outside Exeter but not hard to find and there's plenty of free parking. The course is in a lovely setting although actually watching the racing can be problematic if you actually want to walk down to ...  more »
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  • I've only been here for the car boot sales they sometimes have on a Sunday. Seems like a nice place with tons of parking and some okay facilities. Will update if I ever go for race day.
  • Rather pleasant venue for a conference, although we weren't there on race day.
  • Great racecourse in a good location, easy to get to, great facilities and a great day out can be had by all.
  • Stayed on the caravan site. Ok it's windy at times, but, you are on top of a big hill what'd you expect. Free to watch the racing if you're staying on site although you cannot arrive on race day with caravan in tow. Limited exits on race day. Central location for sight seeing.
  • Was here for a one day conference. Good venue with easy parking, and a good lunch - which is always important!

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Quayside lodging provides access to restaurants and pubs with a hip, urban vibe. Exeter's city center is dotted with both boutique hotels and hotel chains that are near shopping and museums. Consider a B&B near the Exeter Cathedral for a peaceful and scenic stay close to the city's main architectural attraction.
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