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Newcastle Races

Newcastle Racecourse is set in Gosforth Park, just to the north of the city that shares its name. It’s a venue for racing throughout the calendar and is well supported by the keen sports fans of the area.

Several high-quality jump races are held at the track. The Fighting Fifth Hurdle, run each November, is a recognised staging post on the road to Cheltenham for potential Champion Hurdlers.

The Eider Chase, a four-mile test in February, is often run on searching ground and is a genuine test of stamina for possible Grand National runners.

Since 2016, flat racing at Newcastle has taken place on an all-weather tapeta surface. This has allowed Newcastle races to stage regular floodlit fixtures, but the big flat race each year is still the Northumberland Plate.

Formerly known as the Pitmen’s Derby, this two-mile handicap attracts a big field and huge crowds to the track.

Newcastle Racecourse Fixtures And Events 2021

jan 2021
feb 2021
mar 2021
apr 2021
may 2021
jun 2021
jul 2021
aug 2021
sept 2021
oct 2021
nov 2021
dec 2021
FRI 8th Jan Newcastle North
Turf Jump Afternoon
TUE 12th Jan Newcastle North
AWT Flat Floodlit
FRI 15th Jan Newcastle North
AWT Flat Afternoon
WED 20th Jan Newcastle North
Turf Jump Afternoon
THU 21st Jan Newcastle North
AWT Flat Floodlit
SAT 23rd Jan Newcastle North
AWT Flat Floodlit
THU 28th Jan Newcastle North
AWT Flat Floodlit
TUE 2nd Feb Newcastle North
Turf Jump Afternoon
FRI 5th Feb Newcastle North
AWT Flat Floodlit
THU 11th Feb Newcastle North
AWT Flat Floodlit
TUE 16th Feb Newcastle North
AWT Flat Floodlit
SAT 20th Feb Newcastle North
AWT Flat Floodlit
TUE 23rd Feb Newcastle North
AWT Flat Floodlit
SAT 27th Feb Newcastle North
Turf Jump Afternoon
TUE 2nd Mar Newcastle North
AWT Flat Floodlit
FRI 5th Mar Newcastle North
AWT Flat Floodlit
TUE 9th Mar Newcastle North
Turf Jump Afternoon
THU 11th Mar Newcastle North
AWT Flat Floodlit
TUE 16th Mar Newcastle North
AWT Flat Floodlit
SAT 20th Mar Newcastle North
Turf Jump Afternoon
FRI 26th Mar Newcastle North
AWT Flat Floodlit
TUE 30th Mar Newcastle North
Turf Jump Afternoon
FRI 2nd Apr Newcastle North
AWT Flat Afternoon
WED 7th Apr Newcastle North
AWT Flat Floodlit
SAT 10th Apr Newcastle North
Turf Jump Afternoon
TUE 13th Apr Newcastle North
AWT Flat Floodlit
THU 15th Apr Newcastle North
AWT Flat Floodlit
FRI 30th Apr Newcastle North
AWT Flat Evening
TUE 25th May Newcastle North
AWT Flat Evening
THU 24th Jun Newcastle North
AWT Flat Afternoon
FRI 25th Jun Newcastle North
AWT Flat Evening
SAT 26th Jun Newcastle North
AWT Flat Afternoon
SAT 24th Jul Newcastle North
AWT Flat Afternoon
THU 5th Aug Newcastle North
AWT Flat Evening
FRI 20th Aug Newcastle North
AWT Flat Evening
FRI 3rd Sept Newcastle North
AWT Flat Afternoon
TUE 19th Oct Newcastle North
AWT Flat Afternoon
FRI 12th Nov Newcastle North
AWT Flat Afternoon
THU 18th Nov Newcastle North
Turf Jump Afternoon
SAT 27th Nov Newcastle North
Turf Jump Afternoon
THU 9th Dec Newcastle North
Turf Jump Afternoon
SAT 11th Dec Newcastle North
AWT Flat Afternoon
SAT 18th Dec Newcastle North
Turf Jump Afternoon

Confirmed races in plain text. Confirmed pattern races in bold text. Unconfirmed races in grey text.

Newcastle Racing Tips

  • Newcastle Racecourse has a round, left-handed track and, unusually for an all-weather course, a straight mile. This is a stiff test because the last four furlongs are uphill, so stamina is at a premium - a horse must stay every yard of any trip here.
  • Trainer Sue Smith has an excellent record over jumps at Newcastle races. Nicky Henderson sends very few horses on the long trek north, but when he does it is definitely worth taking notice.
  • Brian Hughes is the leading jump jockey at the course, both in numbers and the regularity with which he visits the winner’s enclosure. Joe Colliver also has a notable strike rate at the track.
  • Local flat trainers such as Richard Fahey and Jim Goldie have plenty of winners, but it’s worth noting when John Gosden and William Haggas send runners north from Newmarket.
  • Some of flat racing’s biggest owners, such as Khalid Abdullah and the Cheveley Park Stud, have extremely impressive strike rates at the course.
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Newcastle Races Behind Closed Doors

Newcastle races are currently being run behind closed doors because of the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

This is set to be reviewed and updated in line with government advice, with Newcastle races keen to welcome back punters as soon as it is safe to do so.

It’s still worth checking Newcastle races fixtures because the decision to allow spectators in could change. If you book tickets to a Newcastle Racecourse event that is then moved to behind closed doors, refunds will be processed through the official course website.

Newcastle Races Contact Details

Newcastle Racecourse
High Gosforth Park
Newcastle upon Tyne
Racecourse Road
NE3 5HP
T: 0191 236 2020
W: https://www.newcastle-racecourse.co.uk/

Twitter: @NewcastleRaces
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