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Where is Newton Abbot Racecourse?
Newton Abbot Racecourse is in Devon just over 1km north of the town on the A383 Newton Road. It is very close to the A380 connecting to Exeter and the M5.
Newton Abbot rail station is a 15-minute walk from the track and a direct train from London Paddington. It is on the Riviera Line built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel from Exeter along the South Devon sea wall and the River Teign with the journey taking in stunning views from Dawlish and Teignmouth.
What is Newton Abbot Famous For?
While there is evidence of racing in and around Newton Abbot stretching back to the early 1700s, the first meeting at the current venue was held in 1866. It grew in prominence after World War II when nearby Torquay was forced to close for good after a bomb destroyed its grandstand.
Newton Abbot Races are now a staple of the summer jumps calendar with close to 20 meetings a year from April to October. They attract plenty of holidaymakers as well as National Hunt aficionados.
Newton Abbot Racecourse Track Specifics
Newton Abbot is a left-handed tight flat oval track around a mile and a quarter (2000m) long. Horses spend plenty of time on the turn which counts against long-striding galloping types and favours speedier ones who race prominently.
Biggest Meeting at Newton Abbot Racecourse
Easter Monday is Newton Abbot's biggest raceday with the feature a Class 3 handicap chase over two miles and five furlongs (4200m).
Jump racing takes place throughout the year at Newton Abbot but its main emphasis is on summer jumping with the highlight being the Lord Mildmay Memorial Handicap Chase and to get the Best Odds at Pontefract take a look at both our Best Odds Guaranteed and our Free Bets pages to get the best value for this meeting.
Visit the official Newton Abbot Racecourse website for more information including upcoming race days, on-course features and more!