Today, we’ll be crowning Devon’s very own jump racing hero with the annual running of our Devon National Handicap Steeple Chase, kindly sponsored by Higos Insurance Services. The winning owners will collectively go home over £25,000 richer, and the winning’s horse’s name will be added to a list of equine heroes that include some of racing’s best loved steeplechasers. Speaking of revered steeplechasers, we are thrilled to be joined by 2012 Grand National winner Neptune Collonges, who will be parading between 1:25 and 1:30. He'll also be stabled in the temporary building by the racecourse office for the remainder of the day.
Like every jump racing fan, we love these horses and as a token of our appreciation, each runner will receive a bag of carrots and packets of polos. We will also be rewarding the lad of the winning horse with some additional prizes. The winning owner will receive a fabulous hamper filled with Devon produce.
And to get the weekend started in style, we thought we’d get the ball rolling and so if you book in advance with ten people or more, Grandstand & Paddock tickets are just £5 per person – the perfect way to start the weekend. Other advance ticket prices are in operation and the Desert Orchid Restaurant is a fantastic way to enjoy the day with your own private table overlooking the course – call 01392 832599 to find out more.
The first of six races comes under starters’ orders at 2.10pm.
A free bus to the racecourse leaves Exeter St Davids at 12.40pm and Exeter Bus and Coach Station at 12.55pm and returns 30 minutes after the last race
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 warmth and comfort from the Iddesleigh Gallery, which offers a superb panoramic view of the track.
Grandstand and Paddock badge holders have access to all public areas other than the Haldon Stand. The AP and Martin Pipe Bars offer fully licensed bar facilities and light snacks, whilst there is a burger van at the rear of the stands.
Includes Premier admission, racecard, £5 meal voucher, glass of wine or pint of beer
Includes Grandstand and Paddock admission, racecard, £5 meal voucher, glass of wine or pint of beer
• Reserved table for the afternoon
• 3-course luncheon with tea and coffee to follow
• Haldon Premier Admission
• Free car parking
The restaurant also offers tote betting facilities, televised live racing and a fully licensed bar, making it an ideal base for the day – your table is yours for the whole afternoon. However, should you wish to venture outside, there is convenient access to the betting ring and paddock.
Tables for between 2 and 12 guests are available and do need to be pre-booked. There are pricing concessions available for owners, members and children.
The Desert Orchid Restaurant opens 2 hours before the first race.
ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE OR BY CONTACTING THE OFFICE ON 01392 832599
Please note a booking fee applies to all transactions.
PRIVATE BOX PACKAGES NOT AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ONLINE. TO PURCHASE PRIVATE BOX PACKAGES PLEASE CALL 01392 832 599
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