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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Advance Going

  • Good
    good to firm in places

Current Weather

Forecast: Sunny

Temperature: 8.5° - 19.5°

Rainfall: None

Wind: 7.2mph NW

Last Update: 22/06/2018 07:00

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Temperature: 10.9° - 20.6°

Rainfall: None

Wind: 6.1mph SW

Last Update: 22/06/2018 07:00

Upcoming Races

Replays & Results

14:10 Thank You Helen Enright Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 5f 122y)
White, black cap (Michael Buckley & Lord Vestey)
  • Winner: Settie Hill
  • Jockey: Nico de Boinville
  • Trainer: N J Henderson
  • Owner: Michael Buckley & Lord Vestey

14:45 Handicap Chase

(Class 2) (2m 4f 216y)
Mauve, black chevrons on sleeves, white cap (Owners Group 009)
  • Winner: Bagad Bihoue
  • Jockey: Sam Twiston-Davies
  • Trainer: P F Nicholls
  • Owner: Owners Group 009

15:20 Racing Partnership Mares' Handicap Hurdle

(Class 5) (2m 5f 122y)
Dark blue and beige stripes, beige sleeves and cap (Glanvilles Stud Partners)
  • Winner: Glanvilles Guest
  • Jockey: Jack Sherwood
  • Trainer: Nick Mitchell
  • Owner: Glanvilles Stud Partners

15:55 Len Fowell New Chapter In Semi Retirement Novices' Chase

(Class 3) (2m 75y)
Yellow and dark green diabolo, dark green and yellow striped sleeves, quartered cap (Mr Nick Peacock)
  • Winner: Diakali
  • Jockey: R Johnson
  • Trainer: G L Moore
  • Owner: Mr Nick Peacock

16:30 Mares' Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 167y)
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap (Mr John P McManus)
  • Winner: Empreinte Reconce
  • Jockey: Aidan Coleman
  • Trainer: C L Tizzard
  • Owner: Mr John P McManus

17:00 Actuate Marketing Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (2m 75y)
Light blue, white spots, chevrons on sleeves (Mr T Vaughan)
  • Winner: Eric The Third
  • Jockey: David Noonan
  • Trainer: Tim Vaughan
  • Owner: Mr T Vaughan

17:30 Attheraces On Sky 415 Standard NH Flat Race (Conditional Jockeys And Amateur Riders)

(Class 5) (2m 167y)
Purple, mauve stars, purple cap, mauve star (Booma Racing & Emma Fenton)
  • Winner: Boomarang
  • Jockey: Patrick Cowley
  • Trainer: Miss E C Lavelle
  • Owner: Booma Racing & Emma Fenton
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