Devon National Raceday

Devon's very own National!

It’s a true test of stamina in Devon’s big chase - the Devon National. The prize for the winner is more than £15,000 and it is ever popular among trainers, keen to give their seasoned chasers the chance to win a decent pot of money. With 21 fences to negotiate, and three miles six furlongs to complete, the race requires staying power, from horses and jockeys alike.

If you fancy a long weekend, make it a date, and bring a few friends too, because pre-booked Grandstand and Paddock tickets are just £5 each for groups of 10 people or more.

Some raceday history


Since 1998, the Devon National has taken place just as the early signs of spring begin to emerge and Vince Slattery was on board that first ever winner with Workingforpeanuts coming home a distance in front of his seven rivals. Joe Tizzard has won three Devon Nationals and Sir Anthony McCoy has won it twice, on Samlee for Philip Hobbs in 2000, and Teeming Rain for Jonjo O’Neill in 2009, the only horse to have won consecutive runnings of the race. Nigel Twiston-Davies has saddled the winner twice, with duel Grand National-winning jockey Carl Llewellyn winning on board Spanish Main in 2003, and Paddy Brennan on Ammunition in 2011. The reigning Champion Jockey Richard Johnson was the victor in 2008 aboard Obaki De Grissay.

Long-priced horses can spring a surprise with The Clyda Rover winning at 22-1 in 2013 and Ammunition the winner at 16-1 in 2011. Local horses often land the spoils too, with Flying Award, trained by Sue Gardner near Exeter, winning in 2014, and Jeremy Scott’s Clash Duff, who is trained on Exmoor, the victor in 2012 ridden by racecourse Ambassador Nick Scholfield. The 2018 winner was Dawson City, trained by Polly Walker and ridden by Andrew Thornton. Remember Coo Star Sivola and Lizzy Kelly’s scintillating win at the 2018 Cheltenham Festival? They’d had their prep run in the Novices’ Limited handicap on Devon National Day on the same day the extraordinary Unwin VC scored an incredible win having hung like a gate in the formative stages of the race. He followed up at Wincanton and looks a very bright prospect. For a day of thrills and edge of the seat excitement, Devon National Day is one not to miss.

Under 18's entry is free of charge, when attending with a full paying adult.

Looking to make the most out of your day at the races? We have world-class hospitality options for all, with prices starting at £90 (including admission). The highly popular Desert Orchid is also available, offering views of the finishing straight and winning post.

2018/19 Hospitality Brochure

Important Ticket Information

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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 warmth and comfort from the Iddesleigh Gallery, which offers a superb panoramic view of the track.

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

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

    Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure

    Advanced group tickets available

    £14.00 pp

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    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. 
     

    Advanced Single:
    £14.00 pp
    Advanced Group: For groups of 10+ (advanced only)
    £5.00 pp
    On The Day
    £17.00 pp

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

    Raceday Essentials Premier Package

    Available in advance only

    £35.00 pp

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    • Includes Premier admission
    • Racecard voucher
    • £10 betting voucher and
    • £9 food and drink voucher.
    Advanced Single: Available in advance only
    £35.00 pp

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

  • Raceday essentials Grandstand & Paddock Package

    Available in advance only

    £30.00 pp

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    • Includes Grandstand & Paddock admission
    • Racecard voucher
    • £10 betting voucher
    • £9 food and drink voucher.
    Advanced Single: Available in advance only
    £30.00 pp

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

Please note a booking fee applies to all transactions.
Restaurants & Packages
  • Desert Orchid Restaurant

    : To book call 01392 832599

    £90.00 pp

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    Offering racegoes a first-class racing dining experience with outstanding views to match at great value for money. 

    • Reserved table for the afternoon
    • 3-course carvery luncheon with tea and coffee to follow
    • Haldon Premier Admission
    • Racecard
    • Free car parking 

    Tables for between 2-14 guests. 

    Children prices available by calling the Racecourse on 01392 832599.

    Advanced Single: Available in advance only
    £90.00 pp

    All prices are inclusive of VAT

Please note a booking fee applies to all transactions.

Private Boxes
  • West Country Picnic Menu

    : To book call 01392 832599

    £95.00 pp

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    • Haldon Premier Admission
    • Racecards
    • Free car parking
    • Tea/Coffee
    • Private suite for the day's racing
    • Dinner includes a selection of freshly made sandwiches, light snacks, sweet selection, a cheese platter & coffee
    • Choice of an account bar where you will receive the bill in the days after racing or a cash bar for which we require £100 to cover the cost of till hire and staff for the day
    • A great day's racing!
    Advanced Single: Available in advance only.
    £95.00 pp

    Local Favourites Menu

    : To book call 01392 832599

    £105.00 pp

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    • Haldon Premier Admission
    • Racecards
    • Free car parking
    • Tea/Coffee
    • Private suite for the day racing
    • Dinner includes a cooked main course and a selection of mini desserts, cheese platters & coffee
    • Choice of an account bar where you will receive the bill in the days after racing or a cash bar for which we require £100 to cover the cost of till hire and staff for the day
    • A great days racing!
    Advanced Single: Available in advance only.
    £105.00 pp

    South West Platter

    : To book call 01392 832599

    £115.00 pp

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    • Haldon Premier Admission
    • Racecards
    • Free car parking
    • Tea/Coffee
    • Private suite for the day's racing
    • Dinner includes a butcher’s block platter along with a selection of pies, fish and sausages, mini desserts, cheese platters & coffee
    • Choice of an account bar where you will receive the bill in the days after racing or a cash bar for which we require £100 to cover the cost of till hire and staff for the day
    • A great day's racing!
    Advanced Single: Available in advance only.
    £115.00 pp

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

Race Schedule

Racing times correct for February 2018
2:00 THE ENHANCED PLACE ODDS AT 188BET HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 4) (CL 4) 2m 7f 25yds , Hurdle
2:35 THE BET & WATCH AT 188bet.co.uk MARES' NOVICES' HURDLE RACE (CLASS 4) (NHMOPS Bonus Race) (CL 4) 2m 175yds , Hurdle
3:10 THE SIX NATIONS RUGBY AT 188BET 'NATIONAL HUNT' NOVICES' HURDLE RACE (CLASS 4) (CL 4) 2m 2f 111yds , Hurdle
3:40 THE PRYDIS MARES' HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 3) (Qualifier for the Challenger Mares' Hurdle Series Final) (CL 3) 2m 2f 111yds , Hurldle
4:15 THE 188BET CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL PREVIEW 6th MARCH STEEPLE CHASE (A NOVICES' LIMITED HANDICAP) (CLASS 3) (CL 3) 3m 54yds , Chase
4:50 THE HIGOS INSURANCE SERVICES DEVON NATIONAL HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 3) (CL 3) 3m 6f 153yds , Chase
5:20 THE PLAY SLOTS AT 188BET CASINO STANDARD OPEN NATIONAL HUNT FLAT RACE (CLASS 5) (CL 5) 2m 175yds , NH Flat
Racing times correct for February 2018
2:00 2m 7f 25yds , Hurdle
THE ENHANCED PLACE ODDS AT 188BET HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 4) (CL 4)
2:35 2m 175yds , Hurdle
THE BET & WATCH AT 188bet.co.uk MARES' NOVICES' HURDLE RACE (CLASS 4) (NHMOPS Bonus Race) (CL 4)
3:10 2m 2f 111yds , Hurdle
THE SIX NATIONS RUGBY AT 188BET 'NATIONAL HUNT' NOVICES' HURDLE RACE (CLASS 4) (CL 4)
3:40 2m 2f 111yds , Hurldle
THE PRYDIS MARES' HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 3) (Qualifier for the Challenger Mares' Hurdle Series Final) (CL 3)
4:15 3m 54yds , Chase
THE 188BET CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL PREVIEW 6th MARCH STEEPLE CHASE (A NOVICES' LIMITED HANDICAP) (CLASS 3) (CL 3)
4:50 3m 6f 153yds , Chase
THE HIGOS INSURANCE SERVICES DEVON NATIONAL HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 3) (CL 3)
5:20 2m 175yds , NH Flat
THE PLAY SLOTS AT 188BET CASINO STANDARD OPEN NATIONAL HUNT FLAT RACE (CLASS 5) (CL 5)
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