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.


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.

View from the saddle: Mick Fitzgerald
Future Fixtures
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Replays & Results
13:28 Weatherbys Stallion Book Mares' Handicap Hurdle
3m 2½f | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 6 ran
  • Winner: Memphis Bell 11/10 Fav
  • Jockey: Isabel Williams Trainer: Evan Williams
  • Owner: Mr Billy Bates
13:58 Handicap Hurdle
2m 5½f | Class 4 | 3YO plus | 10 ran
  • Winner: Mille Sussurri 15/8 Fav
  • Jockey: S Bowen Trainer: Harry Fry
  • Owner: The Jago Family Partnership
14:28 Weatherbys E-Passport Novices' Hurdle
GBB Race
2m 2½f | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 13 ran
  • Winner: Metier 9/4 Fav
  • Jockey: S Bowen Trainer: Harry Fry
  • Owner: Mr G C Stevens
14:58 Devon Heat Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle
2m 1f | Class 4 | 3YO plus | 6 ran
  • Winner: The Raven's Return 9/2
  • Jockey: Daniel Sansom Trainer: J W Mullins
  • Owner: The Rumble Racing Club
15:28 Weatherbys Racing Bank Handicap Chase
2m 5f | Class 3 | 4YO plus | 5 ran
  • Winner: Arian 5/2 2Fav
  • Jockey: T J O'Brien Trainer: P J Hobbs
  • Owner: Mr Mel Mathias
15:58 NewtonAbbotRace On Twitter Handicap Chase
3m 2f | Class 5 | 4YO plus | 8 ran
  • Winner: Crossley Tender 3/1 Fav
  • Jockey: Nick Scholfield Trainer: P Henderson
  • Owner: Hawkings Harding Pearson Pyatt Willis
16:28 Looking Forward To Easter Saturday 2021 Standard Open NH Flat Race
GBB Race
2m 1f | Class 5 | 4YO to 6YO | 9 ran
  • Winner: Grandeur D'ame 9/2
  • Jockey: D A Jacob Trainer: O Sherwood
  • Owner: Kate & Andrew Brooks

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Newton Abbot
The Racecourse
Newton Road
Newton Abbot
TQ12 3AF
01626 353235
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