Best Mate Beginners Chase Day

Where future stars are born

Opens 12.10, First race 14.20, Last race 17.20
Current going
Good, Good to soft in places

This is a fine day to come racing when we celebrate the triple Cheltenham Gold Cup-winning legend Best Mate after whom the Beginners’ Chase is named. Spot future stars at this celebrated fixture as the last of Autumn’s glow pervades on Haldon Hill and the prospect of winter, which goes hand in hand with terrific jump racing action, beckons.


The team here at Exeter have some Top Tips to make your day a success
Wear: Your best Autumn boots and coats - the Winter chill is on it's way
See: Future stars of the sport strut their stuff
Buy: A seat in the Desert Orchid Restaurant with its panoramic view across the racecourse.
Get involved: listen to Luke Harvey's raceday tips an hour before the first race.

Racepass 18-24 tickets from £8.50 - visit http://www.racepass18to24.co.uk/ for more information

A complimentary bus service to the racecourse leaves Exeter St Davids at 12.40pm and Exeter Bus and Coach Station at 12.55pm and leaves the racecourse at 17.50pm (please note it may leave earlier if full).

Please note that race and bus times are subject to change and will be updated closer to the event.

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General Admission
  • The Haldon Premier Stand

    £19.00 pp

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    Haldon Premier badge holders have access to all public areas, including the Haldon Stand, with the Denman Room serving a light lunch and full range of drinks and the Best Mate Bar next door. Upstairs, racing may be enjoyed in the warmth and comfort of the Iddesleigh Room, which offers a superb panoramic view of the track.

    Advanced Single:
    £19.00 pp
    On The Day
    £22.00 pp

    Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure

    £14.00 pp

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    Grandstand and Paddock badge holders have access to all public areas other than the Haldon Stand. AP's Bar and the Martin Pipe Bars offer fully licensed bar facilities and light snacks, whilst there is a burger van at the rear of the stands.

    Advanced Single:
    £14.00 pp
    Advanced Group: Available to groups of 10 plus (in advance only)
    £10.00 pp
    On The Day
    £17.00 pp

    Grandstand and Paddock Package

    £22.00 pp

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    • Grandstand & Paddock Admission
    • Racecard
    • £5 Meal  Voucher
    • Glass of Wine or Pint of Beer
    Advanced Single:
    £22.00 pp

  • Haldon Package

    £27.00 pp

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    • Premier Admission
    • Racecard
    • £5 meal voucher
    • Glass of wine or pint of beer 
    Advanced Single:
    £27.00 pp

Please note a booking fee applies to all transactions.
Restaurants & Packages
  • Desert Orchid Restaurant Package (3 Course)

    £85.00 pp

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    • Reserved table for the afternoon
    • 3-course Carvery  luncheon with tea and coffee to follow
    • Haldon Premier Admission
    • Racecard
    • Free car parking
    Advanced Single: Tables for between 2 and 12 guests are available and need to be pre-booked.
    £85.00 pp

Please note that all prices include VAT and a booking fee applies to all transactions.

Private Boxes
  • West Country Picnic Menu

    £90.00 pp

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    • Haldon Premier Admission
    • Official Racecard
    • Free Car Parking
    • TV racing coverage
    • Tote betting service
    • Hospitality team to ensure the smooth running of your day
    • Private bar facility
    • Finger Buffet
    • Mini Desserts
    • Selection of British cheeses
    • Tea & Coffee
    Advanced Single: Available in advance only. Prices start from
    £90.00 pp

    Local Favourites Menu

    £100.00 pp

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    • Haldon Premier Admission
    • Official Racecard
    • Free Car Parking
    • TV racing coverage
    • Tote betting service
    • Hospitality team to ensure the smooth running of your day
    • Private bar facility
    • A selection of locally sourced hot main courses
    • Mini Desserts
    • Selection of British cheeses
    • Tea & Coffee
    Advanced Single: Available in advance only. Prices start from
    £100.00 pp

    South West Platters Menu

    £110.00 pp

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    • Haldon Premier Admission
    • Official Racecard
    • Free Car Parking
    • TV racing coverage
    • Tote betting service
    • Hospitality team to ensure the smooth running of your day
    • Private bar facility
    • Locally sourced cold fork buffet
    • Mini Desserts
    • Selection of British cheeses
    • Tea & Coffee
    Advanced Single: Available in advance only. Prices start from
    £110.00 pp

PRIVATE BOX PACKAGES NOT AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ONLINE. TO PURCHASE PRIVATE BOX PACKAGES PLEASE CALL 01392 832 599

Race Schedule

14:20 The Read Noel Fehily At 188BET Amateur Riders' Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 4) 2m , Hurdle
14.50 The Prydis Novices' Hurdle Race (Class 4) 2m , Hurdle
15.20 The Download The App At 188BET Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 3) 3m , Chase
15.50 The Ilfracombe Food Service Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 4) 2m 7f , Hurdle
16.20 The Bet £10 Get £20 At 188BET Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 5) 2m 5f , Hurdle
16.50 The 188BET Best Mate Beginners' Steeple Chase (Class 4) 2m 1f , Chase
17.20 The Free Spins At 188 Bet Casino "Junior" Standard National Hunt Flat Race (Class 6) 1m 5f , Flat
14:20 2m , Hurdle
The Read Noel Fehily At 188BET Amateur Riders' Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 4)
14.50 2m , Hurdle
The Prydis Novices' Hurdle Race (Class 4)
15.20 3m , Chase
The Download The App At 188BET Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 3)
15.50 2m 7f , Hurdle
The Ilfracombe Food Service Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 4)
16.20 2m 5f , Hurdle
The Bet £10 Get £20 At 188BET Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 5)
16.50 2m 1f , Chase
The 188BET Best Mate Beginners' Steeple Chase (Class 4)
17.20 1m 5f , Flat
The Free Spins At 188 Bet Casino "Junior" Standard National Hunt Flat Race (Class 6)
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