Hexham Course Guide

Located high up on the moors in Northumberland, Hexham is one of the most picturesque racecourses in England. It stages jump racing from March through to December, including popular evening and twilight meetings in April and September.

Hexham ‘s most historic race is the Heart of all England Maiden Hunters’ Chase, a three mile one furlong contest that was first contested in 1907.

Jumps Racing

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Left handed, undulating, with a steep climb from the end of the back straight to the finish. Races over hurdles generally steadily run, but be wary of horses kicked for home a long way out, the testing finish regularly catching out horses who look to be moving comfortably in a clear lead before meeting the uphill section. Fences generally regarded as easy with few fallers, though there are a disproportionately high number of unseats, possibly on account of a generally lower standard of jockeyship as well as horse.

I rode a lot at Hexham while I was a claimer, a fair bit too later on, and always liked it. It’s a lovely track, set in beautiful surroundings, and, while you don’t get much time to appreciate that as a jockey, it’s a great place to ride. It’s a very fair course, with lovely fences, but the ground plays a huge part in how you ride it, as it’s stiff – particularly when conditions are testing – and takes a bit of getting. There are undulations you have to be aware of too and it can be a long way home if you start racing a mile out.

View from the saddle: Mick FitzgeraldMick Fitzgerald

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Replays & Results

13:50 Campbell & Rowley Caterers At Hexham Racecourse Handicap Hurdle

(Class 5) (2m 48y)
Black and red stripes, checked sleeves, red cap (Raypasha)
  • Winner: Russian Royale
  • Jockey: Miss Becky Smith
  • Trainer: Micky Hammond
  • Owner: Raypasha

14:20 Campbell & Rowley Outside Catering And Events Novices' Chase

(Class 4) (1m 7f 133y)
Black and white check, yellow sleeves, black and white quartered cap (Mr Malcolm C Denmark)
  • Winner: Okotoks
  • Jockey: P J Brennan
  • Trainer: F O'Brien
  • Owner: Mr Malcolm C Denmark

14:50 Campbell & Rowley Wedding Catering Specialists Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 4f 28y)
Dark blue, large pink spots, pink cap (Mrs S Smith)
  • Winner: The Paddy Pie
  • Jockey: Sean Quinlan
  • Trainer: Mrs S J Smith
  • Owner: Mrs S Smith

15:20 Campbellandrowley.co.uk Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (3m 41y)
Emerald green, yellow and emerald green diabolo on sleeves, emerald green and yellow quartered cap (Victoria Bewley,john Gibson&E G Tunsta)
  • Winner: Classical Milano
  • Jockey: Jonathon Bewley
  • Trainer: G T Bewley
  • Owner: Victoria Bewley,john Gibson&E G Tunsta

15:50 Campbell & Rowley Special Occasion Catering Maiden Hurdle

(Class 5) (2m 48y)
Red, black stars, armlets and cap (Andy Bell Anna Noble Arnie Flower)
  • Winner: Big Time Dancer
  • Jockey: Sean Quinlan
  • Trainer: J Candlish
  • Owner: Andy Bell Anna Noble Arnie Flower

16:20 Campbell & Rowley For Corporate Events Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (2m 4f 15y)
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap (Mr John P McManus)
  • Winner: Ever So Much
  • Jockey: R P McLernon
  • Trainer: B M R Haslam
  • Owner: Mr John P McManus

16:50 Campbell & Rowley Sporting Event Specialists Standard Open NH Flat Race

(Class 5) (2m 48y)
Maroon, yellow sleeves, white armlets, white cap (Mrs Karen Bowen)
  • Winner: Get An Oscar
  • Jockey: Sean Bowen
  • Trainer: P Bowen
  • Owner: Mrs Karen Bowen
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