In true jumps racing tradition, not all major races are staged only at premium tracks such as Cheltenham, Aintree, or Ascot.
One of the most important races of the season is run at Exeter Racecourse, in the shape of the Haldon Gold Cup.
The event, a 2m1½f limited handicap chase staged on a Tuesday in either late October or early November, carries Grade 2 status and a prize fund of almost £70,000.
While it being a handicap means it can be hard to win for the better horses, the Haldon Gold Cup has often been used as an early-season target for some of the best chasers around before they ultimately end up at the Cheltenham Festival.
Previous winners of the race include stars Travado (three times), Flagship Uberalles (Tingle Creek and Champion Chase winner), Best Mate (3 x Gold Cup winner), Edredon Bleu (Champion Chase and King George VI), Azertyuiop (Arkle and Champion Chase) and Cue Card (King George VI).