Newton Abbot Course Guide

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. Upgraded to Listed status in 2008, the contest takes place in August and is run over two miles and five and a half furlongs. Kings Brook won the race in both 2006 and 2007 for trainer Nick Williams and Take The Stand won the race in 2004 before finishing second in that season’s Cheltenham Gold Cup. Welsh trainer Peter Bowen was also successful in 2008 with Snoopy Loopy, who went onto win the Grade 1 Betfair Lancashire Chase at Haydock.

The Devon course also stages a decent Novices’ Chase in November. Ran over an extended two miles and five furlongs, the contest was won in 2004 by Ashley Brook, who was later placed in an Arkle, a Tingle Creek and a Game Spirit Chase before winning the Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter.

Jumps Racing

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Left handed, tight. Favours handy types, with prominently-ridden horses at an advantage more often than not. Fences pose few problems. Very short run-in on hurdles course means the lead very rarely changes hands from the last.

Non-stayers can win around Newton Abbot, but you do need a horse that travels, because it feels as if you’re always on the turn. For that reason, it can be a good place to go with ex-Flat horses. I can’t stress enough, though, just how massively important the ability to travel is - if you’re off the bridle at Newton Abbot, it’s a nightmare. You need a horse that can jump, too, because the fences are no walkover, and they seem to come at you quite quick. The hurdles track is also fast, but easier to ride.

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Temperature: 3.2° - 15.7°

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Wind: 5.4mph NE

Last Update: 23/09/2018 17:00x

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Replays & Results

14:10 Independent Racecourses Limited Irl Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 5f 122y)
Dark blue and white stripes, checked sleeves (Castle Farm Racing)
  • Winner: Push The Tempo
  • Jockey: T J O'Brien
  • Trainer: Robert Stephens
  • Owner: Castle Farm Racing

14:40 Devondale Electrical Handicap Chase

(Class 3) (3m 1f 170y)
Purple, yellow stars, hooped sleeves, yellow cap, purple star (T Hamlin, J E Gardener)
  • Winner: Top Chief
  • Jockey: Angus Cheleda
  • Trainer: C L Tizzard
  • Owner: T Hamlin, J E Gardener

15:15 Happy 60th Birthday Chris Cross Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 167y)
White, dark blue sash, hooped sleeves, white cap (Mr J R Lavelle & Dr Mark Scott)
  • Winner: Shiroccan Roll
  • Jockey: Adam Wedge
  • Trainer: Miss E C Lavelle
  • Owner: Mr J R Lavelle & Dr Mark Scott

15:45 Peter Edwards 80th Birthday Party Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 2f 110y)
Grey, orange chevrons, orange sleeves, grey armlets, grey cap, orange star (Inspire Racing Club Ltd)
  • Winner: Rocket Ronnie
  • Jockey: Richard Patrick
  • Trainer: A A Wintle
  • Owner: Inspire Racing Club Ltd

16:20 Devondale Electrical Novices' Chase

(Class 3) (2m 75y)
White, red sleeves, white and red check cap (Mr Anthony Ward-Thomas)
  • Winner: Highway One O One
  • Jockey: Tom Cannon
  • Trainer: C Gordon
  • Owner: Mr Anthony Ward-Thomas

16:55 Sky Sports Racing Launching In 2019 Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (3m 2f 105y)
Light blue, yellow cross of lorraine, light blue sleeves, yellow spots, yellow cap, light blue spots (Mr David J Adams)
  • Winner: Western Sunrise
  • Jockey: N D Fehily
  • Trainer: Johnny Farrelly
  • Owner: Mr David J Adams
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