Higos Insurance Services sponsors Exeter’s raceday next Tuesday

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Higos Insurance Services sponsors Exeter’s raceday next Tuesday (April 16) where the first of seven races is off at 2pm.

Last year’s meeting saw the ever-popular Sea Saffron, trained locally at Exeter by Sue Gardner, win a competitive marathon handicap steeplechase run over three miles six furlongs, and the race is sure to be popular again with the country’s staying chasers who know how to keep up a relentless gallop.

Also on the card is a two miles seven furlongs novices’ hurdle, two handicap hurdle run over the same distance and two miles one furlong, a two miles three furlongs novices’ chase and a novices’ hunter chase run over three miles. Concluding the card is the Connolly’s Red Mill Bumper Challenge.

Exeter’s general manager Tim Darby said: “We are looking forward to welcoming Higos Insurance Services to Exeter for their second sponsored raceday at the course. The raceday experience is becoming widely recognised as one of the best ways to network with other businesses and we very much hope it is a success for Higos.”

Higos Insurance Services Ltd specialises in the provision of both personal and commercial insurance products. It has branches in Exeter Barnstaple and Plymstock, as well as 16 other offices across South West England.

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The company was founded in 1990 by racing enthusiast Ian Gosden, who also sponsors the yard of Barnstaple-based racehorse trainer Victor Dartnall, and employs over 210 members of staff. On its Exeter raceday, it will have six named races well as full branding of the event.

A free bus to the racecourse leaves Exeter St Davids at 12.20pm and Exeter Bus and Coach Station at 12.35pm and returns 30 minutes after the last race. Admission prices from £13. Go to www.exeter-racecourse for further information. Ticket hotline 0844 5793005.

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