Racing FAQs

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Is car parking free?

Yes, all car parking at Exeter Racecourse is free of charge. On arrival at the racecourse, please park as directed by car park officials and have any car pass clearly visible on your windscreen.

Am I allowed to bring my dog with me on a raceday?

Dogs on leads are welcomed onto the centre of the course, provided that they are kept under strict control at all times. However, we regret that no dogs, with the exception of Guide Dogs, are permitted into the enclosures and stands. We advise racegoers to leave dogs at home and discourage them from leaving dogs in the cars during racing.

Is there a cash machine on site?

Yes, there is a cash machine situated in AP’s Bar, although please note that this is only available on racedays.

Is there disabled access & viewing at the racecourse?

There is a lift and disabled toilets inside both the Haldon and Brockman Stands, with handrails on every stairway and wheelchair ramps to all ground floor areas. We offer disabled viewing areas for wheelchair users beside the Paddock and at the top of the terrace in front of the Owners and Trainers Bar, as well as in the Haldon Stand’s viewing gallery. With regards to disabled parking, there are a limited number of disabled parking bays available to blue badge holders on a first come, first served basis.

Can I bring a picnic?

We ask racegoers not to bring food or drink into the main enclosure and stands, although the racecourse offers a range of superb hospitality packages, restaurant and bar facilities on site, as well as a mobile burger van at the rear of the stands.

Do you cater for special diets?

Yes, in all our private hospitality suites and the Desert Orchid Restaurant (i.e. pre-booked meals), we are more than happy to cater for any dietary requirements, provided that we are given sufficient notice.

If you were to abandon a raceday for which I had bought tickets in advance, would I be able to get a refund?

In the event of racing being abandoned, refunds on tickets purchased will be paid as follows: Abandonment before completion of 1st race - full refund. Abandonment between conclusion of 1st and 3rd race - 50% refund. Abandonment thereafter - no refund.

Do children need a ticket?

CUnder 18's gain FREE entry to the racecourse for all fixtures.

Please note children must be accompanied by an adult at all times, with a maximum of two children per adult. Should you visit to bring more than two children per adult please contact the racecourse. 

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