Newton Abbot Racecourse Guide

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About Newton Abbot Racecourse

National Hunt

1866 Start

Newton Abbot Racecourse has operated at the same site since 1866, after local equine fans clubbed together to buy the land. Set on the edge of the busy market town, it is widely recognised as an important National Hunt summer racecourse and was visited by Her Majesty the Queen Mother in 1969 to open the new main grandstand.


Modernisation of the facilities continued from 1990 onwards. From 1974 to 2005 the inside of the course also featured a greyhound track – it was dismantled each time the horseracing was on, and reassembled again afterwards.

Important Races/Festivals

  • June – Ladies Day
  • August/September – Lord Mildmay Memorial Handicap


  • Road: Follow the A380 towards Torquay after leaving the M5 at Junction 31.
  • Rail: Newton Abbot has its own railway station within three quarters of a mile of the course.
  • Website:
  • Telephone: 01626 353235.

The Newton Abbot Racecourse Directory - Local Services

Travelling to Newton Abbot Races? Want to know where to stay, where to eat, where to get your hair and nails done? How about where the best pubs are and the name of a reliable taxi? We can help. Check back frequently – this section is updated on a regular basis. 

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