Sofy Robertson | Nov 13, 2018 | 0
Remember, remember the sixth of November because we’ll be going for gold on Devon’s richest raceday at Exeter Racecourse.
It’s one of Devon’s truly remarkable sporting occasions, steeped in history and a must-attend event with the prestigious Haldon Gold Cup the feature race of the day. Our message to you is book a day off, and be part of a great day for Devon when the best head to the west for Gold Cup glory at Exeter races.
Best price tickets are available until 23:59 on 5th November
The Haldon Gold Cup, run over two miles one furlong and worth over £60,000, is an early season highlight and typically attracts some of the country’s best two mile chasers. It is also considered a stepping-stone to the world’s most prestigious race over this shortest distance a horse can run over fences – the Queen Mother Champion Chase which takes place at the Cheltenham Festival in March.
Henrietta Knight has won the Haldon Gold Cup four times with Best Mate (2001), Edredon Bleu (2002 and 2003) and Impek (2006). She said:
“It is always exciting to win that particular race. You get a tremendous reception and everyone is so welcoming. It’s at the beginning of the season and a prestigious race to win. If you do well, you really look forward to the rest of the season.”
Paul Nicholls has saddled six winners of the race. He said:
“It’s one of the early chasing highlights of the season and I try and save a nice horse for it. It’s a very good start for two-mile horses. Kauto Star finished second in the race in 2005 before he went on to win the Tingle Creek, and we’ve won it with Lake Kariba, Flagship Uberalles, Azertyuiop, Tchico Polos, Vibrato Valtat and last year, Politologue.”
The Haldon Gold Cup is a race not to be missed. Come and see jump racing’s stars in action.
The team here at Exeter have a few Top Tips to make your day a success:
Wear: Something warm! Don’t let the Haldon Hill chill get the better of you.
See: The pre-parade ring! Watch the horses getting saddled ahead of the racing
Buy: Treat yourself to a Raceday Essentials Package and have all you need to enjoy your day at the races.
Get involved: Have a flutter! Why not place a bet and cheer home your horse – you could finish the year on a winner!
Under 18’s entry is of charge, when attending with a full paying adult.
Looking to make the most out of your day at the races? We have world-class hospitality options for all, with prices starting at £95 (including admission). The highly popular Desert Orchid is also available, offering views of the finishing straight and winning post.