Family Day

A Spring fixture with a focus on Family Fun

Opens 12:20, First race 2:20pm, Last race 5:50pm
Current going
Good, good to firm in places

Family Day at Exeter Racecourse is one of the busiest and most fun days of the season! As ever we have fantastic racing action as well as two pony races where the jump racing stars of the future will take to the stage.

We'll have the stars of Ice Age™, Sid and Scrat, paying us a visit at 12:50pm, 1:50pm, 2:50pm, 3:50pm and 4:50pm. We'll also be giving young ones the chance to experience the thrill of riding a race with our Equicizer, which is a mechanical racehorse.

A behind the scenes tour will take place at 12:30pm before racing, as well as jockeys' autograph sessions during the day and a childrens' running race down the home straight at 1pm.

New this year will be the launch of Junior Jumpers at Exeter – bringing children exclusive news about their favourite jockeys and horses, plus the chance to meet them and take part in special activities. Take a look at the details here and become a Junior Jumper today, before making a date in the diary to visit us on April 11th. We'll also be giving the first 200 children through the gate a FREE children's racecard pack including stickers and crayons! And there is much more besides, with Dartmoor Ponies and other animals to say hello to and get to know, the return of the brilliant Rodeo Pony and Spaceball, rosettes to make and decorate, face painting and much more!

Put Family Day on Tuesday, April 11 into your diary and prepare for a great day out!

But if it is just the action on the track you are after, why not have a look at booking the Desert Orchid Restaurant for the day? On this day, a 3 course carvery luncheon, table for the day overlooking the racecourse, racecard, hospitality staff looking after you and easy access to the Tote can be booked for just £60 per person – 25% off the normal price of £80.

A free bus leaves Exeter St David’s at 12:40am and the Bus & Coach Station at 12:55pm, returning half an hour after the last race.

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General Admission
  • The Haldon Premier Stand

    £18.00 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:
    £18.00 pp
    On The Day
    £20.00 pp

    Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure offer

    £15.00 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: Get 2 tickets for £15 booked in advance full price applicable on the day
    £15.00 pp

    Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure

    £13.00 pp

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    Grandstand and Paddock badge holders have access to all public areas other than the Haldon Stand. The Romany King 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:
    £13.00 pp
    Advanced Group: Groups of 10+ must be purchased in advance
    £10.00 pp
    On The Day
    £15.00 pp

  • Premier Package

    £25.00 pp

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    Includes Premier admission, racecard, £5 meal voucher, glass of wine or pint of beer 

    Advanced Single:
    £25.00 pp

    Grandstand and Paddock Package

    £20.00 pp

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    Includes Grandstand & Paddock admission, racecard, £5 meal voucher, glass of wine or pint of beer

    Advanced Single:
    £20.00 pp

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

    £60.00 pp

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    Reserved table for the afternoon
    3-course set luncheon with tea and coffee to follow
    Haldon Premier Admission
    Racecard
    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.

    The Desert Orchid Restaurant opens 2 hours before the first race.

    ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEB OR BY CONTACTING THE OFFICE ON 01392 832599

    Advanced Single: Tables for between 2 and 12 guests are available and need to be pre-booked (inc VAT) Concessions available for owners, members and children - 25% off when booking in advance! (Usually £80)
    £60.00 pp

Please note a booking fee applies to all transactions.

Private Boxes
  • West Country Picnic Menu

    £85.00 pp

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    • Haldon Premier Admission
    • Race cards
    • Free Car Parking
    • Tea/ Coffee
    • Private Suite for the day racing
    • Dinner includes a selection of freshly made sandwiches, light snacks, sweet selection, a cheese platter & coffee.
    • Choice of and account bar where you will receive the bill in the days after racing or a cash bar 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. (inc VAT) from
    £85.00 pp

    Local Favourites Menu

    £95.00 pp

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    • Haldon Premier Admission
    • Race cards
    • 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 and account bar where you will receive the bill in the days after racing or a cash bar 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. (inc VAT) from
    £95.00 pp

    South West Platter

    £105.00 pp

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    • Haldon Premier Admission
    • Race cards
    • Free Car Parking
    • Tea/ Coffee
    • Private Suite for the day racing
    • Dinner includes a butcher’s block platter along with a selection of pies, fish and sausages, and mini desserts, cheese platters & coffee
    • Choice of and account bar where you will receive the bill in the days after racing or a cash bar 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. (inc VAT) from
    £105.00 pp

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

Race Schedule

2:20 Finlake Devon's Premier Holiday Resort Novices' Selling Hurdle 2m 2½f , HURDLE
2:50 City Of Exeter Challenge Cup Handicap Hurdle 2m 1f , HURDLE
3:20 Exeter Audi Novices' Handicap Chase 2m 3f , STEEPLECHASE
3:50 Luxury Lodges For Sale At Finlake Handicap Chase 3m 54y , STEEPLECHASE
4:20 Finlake Holiday Resort Handicap Hurdle 2m 7f 25y , HURDLE
4:50 Relax Discover Explore With Haulfryn Holidays Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 5f 135y , HURDLE
5:20 Relax Discover Explore With Haulfryn Holidays Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 5f 135y , HURLDE
5:50 Totnes And Bridgetown Open Hunters' Chase 2m 3f 48y , STEEPLECHASE
2:20 2m 2½f , HURDLE
Finlake Devon's Premier Holiday Resort Novices' Selling Hurdle
2:50 2m 1f , HURDLE
City Of Exeter Challenge Cup Handicap Hurdle
3:20 2m 3f , STEEPLECHASE
Exeter Audi Novices' Handicap Chase
3:50 3m 54y , STEEPLECHASE
Luxury Lodges For Sale At Finlake Handicap Chase
4:20 2m 7f 25y , HURDLE
Finlake Holiday Resort Handicap Hurdle
4:50 2m 5f 135y , HURDLE
Relax Discover Explore With Haulfryn Holidays Novices' Handicap Hurdle
5:20 2m 5f 135y , HURLDE
Relax Discover Explore With Haulfryn Holidays Novices' Handicap Hurdle
5:50 2m 3f 48y , STEEPLECHASE
Totnes And Bridgetown Open Hunters' Chase
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