Catterick Course Guide

The North Yorkshire track hosts flat fixtures throughout the summer including the popular Friday Ladies Evening meeting which takes places in August. National Hunt fixtures are staged throughout the winter months.

Although the course doesn’t host racing of the same profile as other Yorkshire rivals, the course did host a future star turn when Collier Hill won a bumper at the course in in 2002 before going on to a glittering career which saw him capture the Irish St Leger, Canadian International and Hong Kong Vase.

Catterick Flat RacingTimeform

Left handed, sharp. Oval-shaped track, measuring just nine furlongs, with a downhill run-in of three furlongs. Its undulations combined with its exceedingly sharp nature makes it a difficult course for a big, long-striding animal, and speedy types who race handily are at a definite advantage. Course form is more significant here than other venues, and many horses having their first experience of the track take time to adapt.

The dips and rolls at Catterick catch out plenty of horses and you often see hotpots from the south turned over because they can’t handle them. I’d compare the track to The Low Moor at Middleham and anything used to galloping on that should be alright. It’s certainly a big advantage for a jockey to be on one that can kick on from the home turn in the longer races, especially on fast ground, because it’s really hard to make up the leeway. Lots of Catterick races are lost early on by a lack of tactical pace.

View from the saddle: Jason WeaverJason Weaver
Catterick Jumps RacingTimeform

Left handed, sharp with minor undulations. Fences generally regarded as fairly easy, but chases are normally well run and result in many more casualties than might be expected. Going rarely gets that testing, with nippy sorts generally at an advantage over gallopers who take time to quicken. Beware deceptive camera angle as runners swing into the home straight, those who stay towards the centre often seeming closer to the lead than they actually are.

The most important requirement for a jockey riding over jumps at Catterick is to have a horse under you that’s travelling. If you’re off the bridle there with a circuit to go, or even turning into the back straight, it’s a tough task to get back into contention. I’d say that if you see a horse come from way off the pace to win at Catterick, you can back it with confidence on a stiffer track. Front-runners, or those who like to race handily, invariably go well there and it takes a pretty good one to win coming from behind.

View from the saddle: Mick FitzgeraldMick Fitzgerald

Advance Going

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Upcoming Races


12:30 Juvenile Hurdle

(Class 4) (1m 7f 156y)
Yellow, light blue armlets, light blue cap (Mrs B M Lofthouse)
  • Winner: Cornerstone Lad
  • Jockey: Henry Brooke
  • Trainer: Micky Hammond
  • Owner: Mrs B M Lofthouse

13:00 Support The Injured Jockeys Fund Novices' Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (3m 1f 71y)
Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves (Paul & Clare Rooney)
  • Winner: Chu Chu Percy
  • Jockey: Ross Chapman
  • Trainer: A C Whillans
  • Owner: Paul & Clare Rooney

13:30 Black Horse Inn Dine Drink Win Handicap Chase

(Class 3) (1m 7f 145y)
Emerald green, white hoop, emerald green sleeves, red stars, emerald green cap, red star (Mr Dan Lloyd)
  • Winner: Dresden
  • Jockey: B Hughes
  • Trainer: Henry Oliver
  • Owner: Mr Dan Lloyd

14:05 Watch On 3 Devices Ebf 'national Hunt' Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 3f 66y)
Dark blue (Mrs John Magnier)
  • Winner: Hear No Evil
  • Jockey: Harry Skelton
  • Trainer: D Skelton
  • Owner: Mrs John Magnier

14:35 Watt Fences North Yorkshire Grand National Handicap Chase

(Class 3) (3m 5f 214y)
Light blue and yellow (halved), sleeves reversed, light blue and yellow striped cap (M B Scholey & R H Scholey)
  • Winner: I Just Know
  • Jockey: Sean Quinlan
  • Trainer: Mrs S J Smith
  • Owner: M B Scholey & R H Scholey

15:10 Racing Again 24th January Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 3f 66y)
Light green, dark green chevrons, red sleeves, white and red striped cap (Mr P J Martin)
  • Winner: Crackdeloust
  • Jockey: B Hughes
  • Trainer: B Ellison
  • Owner: Mr P J Martin

15:45 Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (1m 7f 156y)
Brown and white (quartered), orange and brown halved sleeves, white and orange quartered cap (Mr J T Brown)
  • Winner: Steel City
  • Jockey: W T Kennedy
  • Trainer: M W Easterby
  • Owner: Mr J T Brown

Address & Contact

The Catterick Racecourse Company Ltd
Catterick Bridge
North Yorkshire
DL10 7PE
01748 811478

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