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

Advance Going

  • Good
    good to soft in places

Current Weather

Forecast: Mostly Cloudy

Temperature: 7.1° - 13.0°

Rainfall: None

Wind: 4.9mph SE

Last Update: 15/11/2018 17:00x

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Upcoming Races

Replays & Results

13:05 Alan Young Memorial Maiden Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 4f 28y)
Light green, dark green chevrons, red sleeves, white and red striped cap (Phil & Julie Martin)
  • Winner: Windsor Avenue
  • Jockey: B S Hughes
  • Trainer: B Ellison
  • Owner: Phil & Julie Martin

13:40 Weatherbys Racing Bank Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 48y)
Orange, white striped sleeves (Mr Ken Eales & Self Preservation Socie)
  • Winner: Weather Front
  • Jockey: Dale Irving
  • Trainer: Karen Mclintock
  • Owner: Mr Ken Eales & Self Preservation Socie

14:10 Weatherbys Racing Bank Foreign Exchange Novices' Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (3m 41y)
Black and royal blue stripes, white sleeves (The Gps Partnership)
  • Winner: Little Bruce
  • Jockey: Thomas Dowson
  • Trainer: P A Kirby
  • Owner: The Gps Partnership

14:45 Racegoers Club 50th Anniversary Handicap Hurdle

(Class 5) (2m 48y)
Dark blue, light blue star, striped sleeves and star on cap (Mr Tony Coyle)
  • Winner: Little Pippin
  • Jockey: Henry Brooke
  • Trainer: T Coyle
  • Owner: Mr Tony Coyle

15:15 Roa/racing Post Owners Jackpot Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Chase

(Class 5) (3m 41y)
White, orange star, black sleeves, orange stars, white cap, orange star (Sprayclad Uk)
  • Winner: Inchcolm
  • Jockey: Thomas Dowson
  • Trainer: T Davidson
  • Owner: Sprayclad Uk

15:45 Racing Partnership Handicap Hurdle

(Class 5) (2m 7f 63y)
Yellow, black triple diamond, black and yellow diabolo on sleeves, white cap (Miss Victoria Bewley)
  • Winner: Lawtop Legend
  • Jockey: Jonathon Bewley
  • Trainer: G T Bewley
  • Owner: Miss Victoria Bewley
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Hexham Racecourse
High Yarridge
NE46 4PF
01434 606881
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