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
  • Sat 22 August 2020
  • Tue 01 September 2020
  • Mon 07 September 2020
  • Fri 18 September 2020
  • Mon 28 September 2020
  • Sun 11 October 2020
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Current Weather
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Forecast: Sunny spells
Temp: 17.0° - 27.8°
Rainfall: none
Wind: 5.6 mph W


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Rainfall: 2.90mm
Wind: 6.2 mph SE

Last Update: 11/08/2020 12:00

Replays & Results
13:15 Novices' Hurdle
GBB Race
2m 5½f | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 10 ran
  • Winner: Templepark 1/2 Fav
  • Jockey: Max Kendrick Trainer: F O'Brien
  • Owner: Mrs Carolyn Kendrick
13:45 Get Your Heart Racing Juvenile Hurdle
GBB Race
2m 1f | Class 4 | 3YO only | 7 ran
  • Winner: Hiconic 8/11 Fav
  • Jockey: Bryan Carver Trainer: A M Hales
  • Owner: Golden Equinox Racing & Partner
14:20 Thrill Of Ownership Novices' Handicap Chase
2m 5f | Class 5 | 4YO plus | 11 ran
  • Winner: Cheltenam De Vaige 4/1 Fav
  • Jockey: P J Brennan Trainer: F O'Brien
  • Owner: Matt & Sally Burford
14:50 Old Gold Racing Handicap Hurdle
2m 5½f | Class 3 | 3YO plus | 9 ran
  • Winner: Doubly Clever 2/1 Fav
  • Jockey: Luca Morgan Trainer: Ben Pauling
  • Owner: Mrs G Morgan
15:20 Thrill Of Ownership Handicap Hurdle
2m 1f | Class 4 | 3YO plus | 9 ran
  • Winner: Pagero 5/4 Fav
  • Jockey: Jonjo O'Neill Jr. Trainer: Jonjo O'Neill
  • Owner: Mr John P McManus
15:50 Old Gold Racing Handicap Chase
3m 2f | Class 3 | 4YO plus | 6 ran
  • Winner: Soldier Of Love Evens Fav
  • Jockey: H Cobden Trainer: P F Nicholls
  • Owner: Mr Malcolm C Denmark
16:25 Own A Share With Handicap Chase
2m ½f | Class 5 | 4YO plus | 7 ran
  • Winner: Peterborough 7/4 Fav
  • Jockey: Adam Wedge Trainer: Evan Williams
  • Owner: Norwester Racing Club & Partner
16:55 Become An Owner With Standard Open NH Flat Race
GBB Race
2m 1f | Class 5 | 4YO to 6YO | 7 ran
  • Winner: Courtland 10/3 J2Fav
  • Jockey: James Bowen Trainer: P Bowen
  • Owner: Miss Jayne Brace & Mr Gwyn Brace

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