Newton Abbot Races

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People from every walk of life who have found their way to Devon have fallen a little in love with its people and countryside. These two elements are found in salubrious combination at Newton Abbot Races, where locals and people from all over the country come together to experience a world of great sport and refined pleasure.

Free Racing Tips The racecourse is not only given over to the beauty, grace, power and drama of some of the finest fixtures of National Hunt Jump Racing, but is also one of the region’s most prestigious and versatile conferencing, banqueting and events centres.

Contained within this idea of a place which is one thing for much of the year and something else for the rest, is an idea which may seem incongruous, but it isn’t really.

For one thing, many come to experience one side of the facilities and services of the venue and end up coming back to experience the other.

Those who come as part of a conference or a large social event often fall in love with the details and sense of equestrian passion which infuses much of the racecourse, and end up returning for one of the exhilarating 18 fixtures which run from late March through until early September.

But all the great hospitality staff, banqueting and conferencing facilities would mean little were it not for the Newton Abbot Races themselves. When it comes to the fixtures, there are two main options for all looking to have a great day out, be it with family and friends, or the kind of day for those who really like to engage the refinements of traditional racedays, whether it be of the Champagne glass variety or of the kind which requires a detailed knowledge of the horses, riders, trainers and an understanding of when to lay a wager with the bookmakers rather than the tote.

There are two types of admission to choose from, namely Paddock Enclosure badges or Course Enclosure badges. Each have their own merits and allow visitors to experience a meeting in their own special way. The Course Enclosure is located in the centre of the track and is ideal for those who want little more than to bring a lovely picnic and have a free-flowing day of good food, friendly company, activity for the kinds and perhaps even get off the picnic blanket to lay a bet at one of the accessible tote facilities. It should be said that there are also bars and food outlets for those who have run out of picnic goodies or just didn’t count on everyone eating so much.

The more ardent punter, and those who like to experience equestrian sport with a glass of Champagne, will always opt for a Paddock Enclosure badge. This entitles holders to the Paddock Grandstand and all the great restaurants and bars which are to be found on the racecourse. Naturally, there are also numerous facilities which have to do with the actual events of the day. Tote and bookmakers are placed for easy access, so you won’t have to run back from the parade ring to lay a bet on the fittest looking thoroughbred.

While there are many culinary options which surround a day of Newton Abbot Races, the Winning Post Restaurant takes a special place in the hearts and minds of those who have already experienced this award-winning eatery.
Newton Abbot, inside rail

Like the Paddock Restaurant, it offers excellent views of the action and there are few better places to enjoy all the refinements and social sophistication of Devon’s favourite racecourse that to take a table at The Winning Post. Don’t forget to have a good look at the fine list of wines and Champagnes, it is a veritable bible for the knowing wine lover.

Raceday hospitality doesn’t end with a table at the Winning Post or the lively Terrace Restaurant. Corporate hospitality has become a way for discerning racegoers and sponsors to entertain colleagues, clients or just family and friends in the exclusive luxury of a private box.

Newton Abbot, winner With private balconies and various catering options, the private boxes supply one of the most enviable and exclusive ways to enjoy a day of Newton Abbot Races. Since the team of this wonderful Devon racecourse is all about adapting to the needs of clients and allowing for every gathering, large or small, to be realized in the most satisfying way, you can count on everything from the catering to the service to be something special.

The functions team of the racecourse have a reputation far and wide for their seemingly endless success with making private functions and business events something out of the ordinary. From the outdoor 100 acres of exceptional Devon greenery, on which the course is found, to the perfectly elegant and luxurious space of the The Teign Suite, there is a space and style of venue for any occasion.

From team building and board meeting, to product launches, exhibitions, fairs and even weddings, the excellent hospitality team, the aptly termed ‘The Exquisite Catering Company’, are able to work with you to find out exactly what you need to have your ideal event made a reality. The indoor space of the racecourse’s buildings totals in at around 9,000 square feet and anything from floristry to live evening entertainment can be organized. If you prefer the traditional appeals of a smart Newton Abbot Races marquee in which to entertain your guests, then that’s easily done too.