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Aug 18, 2021

Racing Fans Set To Return on Saturday 21 August

Please note, all tickets for Saturday 21 August 2021 are now SOLD OUT and will not be available at the gate on the day

Racing fans are set to rejoice ahead of the much-anticipated return of crowds of up to 4,000 spectators at Newton Abbot Racecourse on Saturday 21 August.

For the first time since 2019, the racecourse will be able to welcome an increased crowd of 4,000 spectators following several fixtures with a limited crowd of just 500 as part of the phased return of spectators to horseracing fixtures in the UK.

Gates open at 12.55pm on Saturday 21 August ahead of the first of seven races at 2.55pm.

Due to the presence of the NHS testing centre on-site, the Course Enclosure will be closed for the remainder of the season. However, all racegoers will be able to enjoy the day’s racing from the luxury of the Paddock Enclosure with a one-priced entry fee of just £18.50.

Ever mindful of the financial crunch facing families this summer holidays, the racecourse is continuing with its much-loved free entry policy for children which allows all under 18s to enjoy a day at the races free of charge when accompanied by an adult.

Talking ahead of the next fixture, Patrick Masterson, Managing Director at Newton Abbot Racecourse said: “We are very much looking forward to being able to welcome back an increased crowd to Newton Abbot Racecourse on Saturday 21 August.

“Even before the Pandemic stuck, we had already lost the last three fixtures of our 2019 season and so we are almost approaching two years since our last full crowd attendance.

“Our August fixtures are always some of the most popular dates in our racing calendar, so we strongly recommend that people book their tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

“Please visit our website to view our new racing FAQs which will be helpful for you to enjoy your day.”

Saturday’s fixture is one of two taking place at the South Devon racecourse this month, with an evening fixture running on Tuesday 31 August. Racegoers then have five more chances to enjoy a day at the races ahead of the Season Finale on Thursday 21 October.

Tickets for all remaining 2021 fixtures are available to buy in advance online at or by calling 01626 353235.