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Exeter horse racing tips. See what the profitable tipsters at OLBG are tipping to win at Exeter races today. We have a full Exeter racecourse betting guide which includes course bias, stats and trends to help you find more winners at Exeter.

Guide to Exeter Racecourse

Exeter is a re-branding of the old Devon & Exeter track that has been racing in differing forms for around 350 years. Perched atop Haldon Hill and overlooking (on clear days) the strange but magnificent scenery of Dartmoor, at 850 feet above sea level it is the highest course in Britain. Some locals still refer to it as Haldon racecourse, it’s the original name.

2019 saw the 250th anniversary of the first Jockey Club approved meeting held on the original Haldon Hill course. Situated just outside Exeter on the A38 Plymouth to Exeter road, its status has improved enormously over the past two decades and now has obvious claims to be the premier track in the southwest of England. It only holds meetings from October to May but racing can be of a very high standard for a course off the beaten track.

Highlights: The highlight is the Haldon Gold Cup, a class 2 chase over 2 ¼ miles run in early November. The race has not only been won by some famous horses like Best Mate, Viking Flagship and Azertyioup, but others such as Cue Card have also used this as an introduction to a new season.

Both Desert Orchid and Best Mate made their chasing debuts here and it is classed as one of the fairest courses in the country, particularly for novices. Unfortunately, Best Mate also died here after suffering a heart attack during the 2005 renewal of the race.

The course also hosts its own national which is run in February of each year, the Devon National has proved a popular prep race for the Midlands Grand National.

Type of Racing: National Hunt Only

TV Channel: Racing TV

Bookmaker Streaming Services Available from Betfair, Bet 365.

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* All statistics below are based on the previous five years at Exeter

Exeter Outright Favourite Statistics

  • Handicap Chases: 34-119 (29%) -9.55
  • Handicap Hurdles: 43-130 (33%) -3.84
  • Non-Handicap Chases: 24-44 (55%) +0.40
  • Non-Handicap Hurdles: 58-114 (51%) -3.27
  • Exeter Racecourse Map

    Right handed course of about 2 miles with many undulations particularly down the back straight where there is a steep one-furlong descent followed by a compensating climb of a similar distance.

    Racecourse Address: Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7XS

    Racecourse Telephone Number: 01392 832599

    To buy tickets for a race day at Exeter, head over to their official ticket booking webpage

    Exeter National Hunt Racecourse Map
    Exeter National Hunt Racecourse Map
  • How to get the best Exeter tips

    It is the longest NH track in Britain and second-longest to Pontefract overall, the going used to vary from one extreme to the other as there was no artificial watering system but now limited watering can take place in very dry spells.

    The fences are relatively easy but the uneven spacing creates a challenge. The bends tend to be sweeping, which despite the undulations makes it fair for most types of horses. 

    However, stamina is obviously required when the ground is very testing, and horses that can’t cope with very firm underfoot conditions may have a problem during dry spells.

    West Country trainers Paul Nicholls, Philip Hobbs, and Colin Tizzard farm the bigger races at Exeter. Take notice when Evan Williams sends a horse from his Glamorgan stable.

    Check above the brilliant OLBG members tips who have researched today's races at Exeter.

    Exeter Jockey & Trainer Statistics

    Who are the best national hunt jockeys and trainers to bet on at Exeter?

    When looking at profitable trainers only, then it is Harry Fry who leads the way with a total of seventeen winners producing an LSP of +5.62 whilst P J Hobbs leads the overall list with thirty-two winners but shows a loss overall. With an eachway LSP of +20.00 at Exeter, Miss Polly Gundry leads the trainers in profit for backing eachway which has been helped by their seventeen placings which include a total of five winners. P J Hobbs does not have a great record at Exeter, their LSP of -77.16 has them stone dead bottom of the trainers' list, which has come from thirty-two winners from two hundred eighteen runners which is a 15% strike rate.

    Following Sean P Bowen would have returned a profit here at Exeter with an LSP of +14.59 and their fifteen winners have them at the head of the profitable jockeys' list. Harry Cobden does lead the jockeys' list overall with twenty-eight winners but shows an overall loss. If you are more of an eachway player then you may want to know which jockey is best to follow at Exeter and that would be Bryan Carver who shows the best eachway LSP which is +33.87 thanks to their twenty-four placings (twelve winners). At the other end of the spectrum is T J O'Brien who has a terrible record at Exeter, of all the jockeys their LSP of -79.03 is the worse, they have an 11% strike rate with fourteen winners from one hundred thirty-two rides.

    Exeter Picks & Hints

    Here are some factors at Exeter for certain trainers or jockeys which have been profitable:

    • 5-12 (42%) +13.98 - Backing Mitchell S Bastyan rides when in a Handicap Hurdle race

    Exeter Top Jockey and Trainer Combinations

    Here are the best trainer and jockey combinations here at Exeter based on the number of winners:

    • 20 Wins: P F Nicholls & Harry Cobden
    • 15 Wins: D E Pipe & Tom Scudamore
    • 9 Wins: C L Tizzard & R M Power
    • 8 Wins: Miss Venetia Williams & Charlie Deutsch
    • 8 Wins: Fergal O'Brien & P J Brennan

    Exeter Top Trainers By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

    Trainer R-W-P Win EW
    Harry Fry 79-17-41 +5.62 -3.26
    Evan Williams 92-14-26 +3.25 -10.12
    Daniel Skelton 45-8-18 +3.01 -3.96
    Mrs Jane Williams 28-7-12 +8.51 +4.73
    A King 42-6-15 +7.07 -1.10
    Jamie Snowden 23-6-9 +11.54 +7.30
    Katy Price 22-4-8 +1.25 -3.46
    Henry Oliver 21-3-11 +2.50 +12.27
    Chris Honour 19-3-7 +4.00 +3.03
    W S Kittow 17-3-3 +23.50 +7.70

    Exeter Top Jockeys By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

    Jockey R-W-P Win EW
    Sean P Bowen 84-15-37 +14.59 +0.75
    Bryan Carver 61-12-24 +53.90 +33.87
    David Bass 53-10-23 +6.15 +1.87
    Harry Skelton 37-8-17 +11.01 +2.13
    Alan Johns 51-7-20 +0.83 +18.52
    Tom Bellamy 56-4-13 +11.57 +9.70
    Isabel Williams 18-4-7 +16.00 +10.55
    A P Heskin 17-4-8 +7.73 +7.50
    Joshua Moore 6-4-4 +32.68 +18.86
    Millie Wonnacott 9-3-5 +40.88 +25.06

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