Wednesday, January 8, 2014
All roads lead to Haldon Hill on February 9, when Exeter Racecourse stages its prestigious Super Sunday race fixture, writes Lucy Johnson.
The prize money is in excess of £90,000 and some of the country’s top novices’ are sure to head to the track as part of their final preparations ahead of the Cheltenham Festival.
Early birds can take advantage of a two for £10 ticket offer, which ends at midnight, on January 10, with all pre-booked tickets thereafter two for £15.
The meeting is widely regarded as one of the best Sundays in jump racing with £94,500 in prize money. The card includes a Pertemps qualifier, a listed novices’ hurdle and a three mile graduation chase, each worth £20,000.
Last year’s winners included Tolworth Hurdle winner Melodic Rendezvous and Harry Topper, winner of this year’s bet365 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby.
The first race comes under starters’ orders at 1.30pm. A free bus leaves Exeter St David’s at 12pm and the Bus and Coach Station 12.15am, returning half an hour after the last race. Children aged 17 and under race free. To pre-book tickets call the ticket hotline 08445 793005 or book online at www.exeter-racecourse.co.uk