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Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Center

Newton Abbot, Newton Abbot TQ12 3AF , England
+44 1626 353235
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Ranked #6 of 12 Attractions in Newton Abbot
Type: Sports Complexes
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.... more » 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 « less
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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Exeter, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I've been in racing years as owner and trainer, now retired and first time back at Newton for many years. Never again .What are they trying to do, beat royal ascot for rules? Had tickets in advance, but told to line up for search prior to entering the course. No problems i thought, with the possibility of terror attack and... More

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

Hello and thank you for your review. We are very sorry to hear about your experience and can assure you that we work hard to ensure that all of our visitors have an enjoyable experience with us. In relation to your comments about drinks in the bar area, due to health and safety concerns where racegoers were at risk of... More

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Went to the races on 7/7/2014, first visit to Newton Abbot and only the second time we had been. If you want to go bear in mind they do not take credit cards on the gate, luckily we had enough cash! The racing was thoroughly enjoyable, we only bet a couple of pound a race and ended up just about... More

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

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review about your trip to Newton Abbot. We’re glad that on the whole you had a great time with us. In terms of extra help for beginners, we have a help guide on our website and you’ll also find some help in the racecard. We’re also looking to host a beginners... More

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