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Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Center

Address: Newton Abbot, Newton Abbot TQ12 3AF , England
Phone Number: +44 1626 353235
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Ranked #7 of 12 Activities in Newton Abbot
Type: Sports Complexes, Sports
Owner description: Newton Abbot Racecourse is one of the country's leading summer jumps racecourses and each year...
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Type: Sports Complexes, Sports
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Newton Abbot Racecourse is one of the country's leading summer jumps racecourses and each year plays host to 18 thrilling horseracing fixtures. Located in South Devon, not far from Exeter and the M5 and with great transport links, Newton Abbot Racecourse sees horseracing fans flock from throughout the South West and Midlands to enjoy an unforgettable day's horseracing

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wolverhampton
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Booked in to the paddock restaurant for the days racing.A good table overlooking the paddock with reserved seating in the grandstand so you can watch the racing in comfort.The staff were fantastic looking after our every need.Food was good,drinks were easy to obtain,the tote was always on hand and if you wanted to bet with the bookies they were easily... More 

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Newton_Abbot_Race, Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Center, responded to this review

Hi Andrew, Thank you for your great review, we are delighted to hear of your experience with us and hope that you will be able to join us again next season. With best wishes, The Newton Abbot Racecourse Team More 

Torquay
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Last month I visited the Racecourse for the first time, I've wanted to go for a long time but never had the chance. It was fantastic, despite being very busy they had everything running like clockwork. The bookies were very helpful seeing as we didn't know what we were doing!!! Only downfall is a tiny bar which has too many... More 

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Newton_Abbot_Race, Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Center, responded to this review

Hi Emily, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review of your first trip to Newton Abbot. We really focus on making a day at the races with us as beginner-friendly as possible and hope that you found this to be the case. If you would like to give us more feedback on your experience as a beginner, please... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Attended the Monday meeting 8 September 2014,nice warm and sunny day and good racing with tony mccoy and Richard Johnson both with rides on the day.Great value in the paddock on 241 Mondays.Good atmosphere,with good access to the parade ring.Good all round views with close views of the last fence and exciting run in.Very clean and well run with ample... More 

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Newton_Abbot_Race, Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Center, responded to this review

Hello Suzanne, Thank you for your fantastic review - we are very pleased to hear about how much you enjoyed your visit to us. Fingers crossed for a continuation of the great weather again next season. Hope to see you again next year. With best wishes, The Newton Abbot Racecourse Team More 

A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Attended a weekend fixture at the end of August with my wife and we both had a good time. A few tips: Pay extra for paddock entry. Better course position and access to the parade ring. Pay £1 for a seat at the general office, it's a long day and nice to have a reserved seat at the weekend when... More 

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Newton_Abbot_Race, Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Center, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review of your visit to us - you chose a great fixture to join us for as our biggest of the whole season. As it was the feature fixture of the year with 7,000 racegoers in attendance it was a very busy day and this teamed with the great weather meant... More 

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Top notch little independently run track in the heart of Devon which attracts some of the big names in racing in particular for their midweek fixtures. While I wouldn't recommend any racecourse (other than Royal Ascot) for their food and drink, NA certainly fairs better than most with its offerings, and as part of an overall fun day for the... More 

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Newton_Abbot_Race, Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Center, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for taking the time to leave a review on your recent visit to us. We are pleased to hear your opinions about our food and drink. As a course set in the heart of Devon we source a great deal of excellent quality, local food and drink to serve to our customers. Thanks again and we hope... More 

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This was the families second visit and it did not disappoint. It was the courses biggest event so the crowds were large. You have two choices enclosure or paddock for the extra cost the paddock in my view is worth it. Plenty of food and drink on offer at a responsible price. No outside drinks allowed in, you will be... More 

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Newton_Abbot_Race, Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Center, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for visiting us at Newton Abbot and taking the time to leave a review. We are very pleased to hear about your experience and you certainly chose a good fixture to join us. Hope to welcome you again in the near future, The Newton Abbot Racecourse Team More 

Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Lovely little course, good racing and tickets were pretty average priced. Shame we couldn't really drink from the bar or our own drinks down by the course. Could do with more food selling points, although the food they did sell when found was very good.

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Newton_Abbot_Race, Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Center, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent trip to Newton Abbot. We are pleased to hear your views on our ticket prices - not sure if you visited on a 2-4-1 Monday or not but this is a great value offer if you are able to visit on Mondays. Near the course... More 

Devon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Listen I'm not going to dis Newton Abbot races - I think it's great having it on my doorstep. I probably only go a couple of times a year and always have a great day. Having said that they HAVE to do something about the bar areas - I basically missed two races (on two separate occasions) queuing for ale!!!... More 

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Newton_Abbot_Race, Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Center, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for your review. We are sorry to hear that you missed some of the day’s racing. We monitor staffing levels very closely for each fixture to ensure that we have sufficient levels of staff to serve our customers, however at times unfortunately it does become unexpectedly busy but we work as quickly as possible to ensure that... More 

Exmouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Excellent venue for this festival. Convenient location, good facilities,toilets etc, plenty of car parking.

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
34 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

First visit to Newton Abbot racecourse not very clearly signed to enter course drove in entrance to be told cant come in here back on road for another 5mins only to park up and see 100 yards in front of me where I had turned in earlier ( jobsworth on gate ) £18.00 entrance where you had to sit on... More 

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