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Nov 13, 2012

Newton Abbot ready for richest-ever meet

Newton Abbot Racecourse are gearing up for the richest-ever fixture to be hosted at the racecourse this Saturday, where some of the country’s leading horses and jockeys will be competing for part of the £100k prize fund.

The fully self-funded fixture has attracted 179 entries for Saturday’s meeting, including firm Newton Abbot favourites Passato in the Class 2, 3:45 SIS Live Handicap Chase and Raslan in the 4:20 AtTheRaces Predictor Handicap Hurdle.

Patrick Masterson, Managing Director at Newton Abbot Racecourse said: “The final preparations are now underway for a fantastic meet here on Saturday – our biggest fixture ever in terms of the total prize fund monies being awarded at Newton Abbot.”

“We’re delighted with the calibre and number of entries we’ve received for Saturday’s racing and we’re confident that the fixture will live up to all expectations. Whether a seasoned racegoer, or newcomer to the sport, Saturday is sure to be an unmissable fixture. ”

“Our last fixture drew in big crowds at the start of the school holidays and we’re hopeful that we’ll see a repeat on Saturday. With the fixture falling on a weekend and in the holidays, we’re looking forward to welcoming another bumper crowd to Newton Abbot.”

Saturday’s fixture is the second of five scheduled to take place at Newton Abbot during the summer holidays where the racecourse’s Family Enclosure will be open with giant garden games and inflatables to entertain the children whilst the adults enjoy the afternoon’s horseracing. As per all fixtures at Newton Abbot this season, under 16s and students with a valid student ID or NUS card can enjoy free entry to the races.

The first race at Newton Abbot this Saturday takes place at 2pm with the last race scheduled for 5:45pm. The going at the time of writing is good to firm.

Tickets for Saturday’s fixture are on sale now and will be available on the gate on the day, priced at £18 for Paddock Enclosure and £12 for Course Enclosure.

Racegoers are reminded that alcohol is not permitted to be brought into the racecourse.