Sport in 2019: Events You Cannot Miss

Sports fans! 2019 looks set to be a huge year for the region. From a number of major horse racing meetings to huge rugby matches, local sports fans have access to top-level events on their doorstep. Without further ado, let’s take a look at a few of the biggest sports teams and games to follow in 2019:

Plymouth Argyle

Now in the third tier of English football, Plymouth Argyle are slowly but surely climbing up the Football League ladder. Staying in League One is not going to be easy, but Derek Adams has a hard-working squad at his disposal, and the Pilgrims will give 100% in their bid to avoid the drop. Supporters are in for plenty of drama in 2019 if Plymouth’s hit-and-miss start to the campaign is anything to go by.

Plymouth were sadly knocked out of the 2018/19 FA Cup before the third round, but football fans can still see top-class players on a weekly basis. 25-year-old Freddie Ladapo is one of the top goal scorers in League One with nine goals in 20 appearances this season, including seven in his last seven games. What are you waiting for? Head down to Home Park along with 19,500 other Plymouth fans and check out one of their matches!

Newton Abbot Racecourse

While it isn’t quite the Aintree Grand National, attending one of Newton Abbot’s many summer meetings is a MUST. Whether you are a racing aficionado or a gee-gees novice, one thing is for sure: Newton Abbot is one of the most beautiful racecourses in the United Kingdom, and you will have a fantastic day out. Win or lose, Newton Abbot races is a great place to visit, and they cater for kids with family days scheduled throughout the summer.


With 19 jumps meetings scheduled every year, punters can see some of the best National Hunt racehorses in training compete over fences. With the latest tips for horse racing from Betting.Betfair available in the build-up, racegoers can get an early look at leading fancies before making the trip to Newton Abbot. Good luck to those visiting Newton Abbot next year, but most importantly, enjoy the day and the racing experience.

Exeter Chiefs

Okay, so not strictly Plymouth, but the Exeter Chiefs are worth the trip. Plying their trade in Premiership Rugby, the highest domestic level in England, the Chiefs have blossomed into one of the strongest teams in the country in recent times. Currently two points off top spot, Exeter will be looking to close that gap in the second half of the campaign, and another trip to Twickenham for the Premiership Final beckons.

With very reasonable ticket prices for rugby fans, Sandy Park is one of the most intimate stadiums around. Almost 13,000 Chiefs supporters cram into the venue on game day, but they make a raucous atmosphere that will be no different when the likes of the Wasps, Bath, and Harlequins visit towards the end of the campaign. Go check out a game and witness some top quality domestic rugby for yourselves.