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
Advance Going
Good-good to firm in places
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Last Update: 27/05/2019 07:00

Upcoming races
Replays & Results
14:10 Rewarding Ownership With The Roa Handicap Hurdle
(Class 3) (2m 2f 110y)
  • Winner: Tamarillo Grove 25/1
  • Jockey: C Brace Trainer: Mrs S Leech
  • Owner: Cheltenham Racing Club
14:45 Enjoy Exclusive Events With The Roa Handicap Chase
(Class 4) (2m 4f 216y)
  • Winner: Inaminna 4/1
  • Jockey: T Scudamore Trainer: N P Mulholland
  • Owner: Inaminna Partnership
15:20 Roa Members Enjoy Free Racing Novices' Handicap Chase
(Class 4) (3m 1f 170y)
  • Winner: Quinto 12/1
  • Jockey: Bryony Frost Trainer: J D Frost
  • Owner: Frost Racing Club
15:55 Racehorse Owners Association Supports Mental Health Week Novices' Hurdle
(Class 4) (2m 5f 122y)
  • Winner: Dolphin Square 6/4 2Fav
  • Jockey: Mr D Maxwell Trainer: P J Hobbs
  • Owner: David Maxwell Racing Limited
16:25 Roa Owners Jackpot Handicap Hurdle
(Class 5) (2m 2f 110y)
  • Winner: Lapford Lad 40/1
  • Jockey: Conor Shoemark Trainer: Mrs S Gardner
  • Owner: Mr A Leach
16:55 Totnes And Bridgetown Steeplechase Company Open Hunters' Chase
(Class 6) (3m 1f 170y)
  • Winner: Southfield Vic 4/7 Fav
  • Jockey: Miss Natalie Parker Trainer: P F Nicholls
  • Owner: Mrs Angela Yeoman
17:30 Benefits For ROA Members At Intermediate Open NH Flat Race
(Class 5) (2m 167y)
  • Winner: The Swagman 7/2 2Fav
  • Jockey: Aidan Coleman Trainer: Seamus Durack
  • Owner: Clan McNeil

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