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
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Last Update: 21/08/2019 17:00

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17:35 Actuate Marketing Maiden Hurdle
2m 2½f | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 8 ran
  • Winner: Caswell Bay 6/4 2Fav
  • Jockey: Adam Wedge Trainer: Evan Williams
  • Owner: Mr David M Williams
18:05 Handicap Chase
2m 5f | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 4 ran
  • Winner: Field Exhibition 13/2
  • Jockey: Mr B R Jones Trainer: Grace Harris
  • Owner: Mr C Johnston
18:35 William Hill Handicap Hurdle
2m 1f | Class 3 | 3YO plus | 7 ran
  • Winner: Empreinte Reconce 5/4 Fav
  • Jockey: Aidan Coleman Trainer: C L Tizzard
  • Owner: Mr John P McManus
19:05 Remembering Dear Lauren Scott Memorial Handicap Hurdle
3m 2½f | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 8 ran
  • Winner: Glanvilles Guest 5/1
  • Jockey: D A Jacob Trainer: Keiran Burke
  • Owner: Glanvilles Stud Partners
19:35 Watch Sky Sports Racing In Hd Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Chase
3m 2f | Class 5 | 4YO plus | 9 ran
  • Winner: Royale Django 8/1
  • Jockey: Charlie Price Trainer: Tim Vaughan
  • Owner: Mr J Durston & Mr N Harris
20:05 Racing Partnership Mares' Handicap Hurdle
2m 1f | Class 5 | 4YO plus | 11 ran
  • Winner: Floral Queen 10/1
  • Jockey: H Cobden Trainer: C L Tizzard
  • Owner: Robert & Lucy Dickinson

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