Remember, remember the seventh of November because we’ll be going for gold on Devon’s richest raceday. The prestigious Haldon Gold Cup is our feature race of the day when racing will fast, furious and spectacular in the two miles one furlong race. This is one of Devon’s most celebrated sporting occasions, steeped in history and tradition, and we’re looking forward to sharing it with you.
More about the Haldon Gold Cup
The Haldon Gold Cup, run over two miles one furlong and worth over £60,000, is an early season highlight and typically attracts some of the country’s best two mile chasers. It is also considered a stepping-stone to the world’s most prestigious race over this shortest distance a horse can run over fences – the Queen Mother Champion Chase which takes place at the Cheltenham Festival in March.
Henrietta Knight has won the Haldon Gold Cup four times with Best Mate (2001), Edredon Bleu (2002 and 2003) and Impek (2006). She said: “It is always exciting to win that particular race. You get a tremendous reception and everyone is so welcoming. It’s at the beginning of the season and a prestigious race to win. If you do well, you really look forward to the rest of the season.”
Paul Nicholls has saddled five winners of the race. He said: “It’s one of the early chasing highlights of the season and I try and save a nice horse for it. It’s a very good start for two-mile horses. Kauto Star finished second in the race in 2005 before he went on to win the Tingle Creek, and we’ve won it with Lake Kariba, Flagship Uberalles, Azertyuiop, Tchico Polos and Vibrato Valtat.”
The Haldon Gold Cup is a race not to be missed. Come and see jump racing’s stars in action.
The team here at Exeter have some Top Tips to make your day a success
Wear: A hat, as it will be hats off to the winner of the Haldon Gold Cup.
See: Head to the paddock early and take a good look at the horses as they parade.
Buy: Make the day extra special and get yourself a table in the Desert Orchid Restaurant
Get Involved:Be sure to tag us on Social Media using #HaldonGoldCup. We’ll give a pair of free tickets to come racing to our favourite picture.
Racepass 18-24 tickets from £8.50 - visit http://www.racepass18to24.co.uk/ for more information
A complimentary bus service to the racecourse, consisting of two buses, will leave Exeter St Davids at 11.20am and Exeter Bus and Coach Station at 11.35am and will leave the racecourse at 16.40pm (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.
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.
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.
Please note VAT is included in all prices and a booking fee applies to all transactions.
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