Newton Abbot racecourse

This jumps venue is located on the north bank of the River Teign between Newton Abbot and Kingsteignton in Devon. The most westerly racecourse in Britain, Newton Abbot is midway between Exmouth and Torquay and is off the A380 which runs south from the M5.

Racegoers have a clear view of the course which is sharp in nature, left-handed and about 10 furlongs. It was first established in 1866 when the 91-acre site was purchased, the main grandstand was built in 1969.

Address: Newton Abbot Racecourse, Plymouth, The Racecourse, Devon, Newton Abbot, TQ12 3AF
Tel: 01626 353 235
Admission: Paddock £12; Course £6. Accompanied Children under 16 free
Road: Course is N of town on A380
Rail: Paddington Line to Newton Abbot, course is 1 mile
Car park: Rails £2, rest free
Jumps: Tight left-hand circuit of about 9f. With seven easy fences and four hurdles per circuit, the eight tight turns and short run-in favours the front running nippy type.