There are many events held at Newton Abbot Race course including Horse Racing, Antiques and Collectable, Train and Toys, Rock Bead and Gem Fairs.
The racecourse has enjoyed many unique occasions over its 150th year history including the opening of the main grandstand by The Queen Mother in 1969 and on 21 May 1981, Prince Charles rode his last race at Newton Abbot on The Queen Mother’s horse Upton Grey, finishing ninth. Much to the delight of spectators, many of British horseracing’s most renowned jockeys have ridden the 1 mile, 1 furlong course at Newton Abbot. The role of honour includes 20 time champion jockey Sir AP McCoy, Richard Johnson, Richard Dunwoody and Peter Scudamore and his son Tom. Read more in our 150th anniversary book here.