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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Upcoming Races

Replays & Results

14:00 Sky Sports Racing Launching In 2019 Maiden Hurdle

(Class 5) (2m 48y)
Black, yellow star, halved sleeves, yellow cap (Sowray Brothers)
  • Winner: Globetrotter
  • Jockey: Henry Brooke
  • Trainer: Julia Brooke
  • Owner: Sowray Brothers

14:30 Download The Free At The Races App Handicap Chase

(Class 5) (1m 7f 133y)
Emerald green, red hoop, white sleeves, red cap (Mrs J M Walton)
  • Winner: Reverse The Charge
  • Jockey: Ross Chapman
  • Trainer: Mrs J M Walton
  • Owner: Mrs J M Walton

15:00 Daily Tips Available On Attheraces.com Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 4f 28y)
Black and light blue diamonds, light blue cap (Mr P E Atkinson)
  • Winner: Vivant
  • Jockey: Mr Thomas M O'Brien
  • Trainer: Tom Lacey
  • Owner: Mr P E Atkinson

15:30 Download The At The Races iPad App Chase (Novices' Limited Handicap)

(Class 4) (2m 4f 15y)
Black and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves (Macable Partnership)
  • Winner: Rebel Yeats
  • Jockey: T J O'Brien
  • Trainer: Ian Williams
  • Owner: Macable Partnership

16:00 Watch Race Replays For Free On attheraces.com Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 48y)
Maroon, white hooped sleeves (Mr John Wade)
  • Winner: Strong Team
  • Jockey: Danny Cook
  • Trainer: C Grant
  • Owner: Mr John Wade

16:30 Watch Live Programming On The ATR App Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (3m 41y)
Royal blue, orange stars on sleeves and cap (Ronan M P McNally)
  • Winner: See Double You
  • Jockey: B S Hughes
  • Trainer: Ronan McNally
  • Owner: Ronan M P McNally

17:00 Watch Archive Playlists On Attheraces.com Handicap Hurdle

(Class 5) (2m 7f 63y)
Pink, maroon star (Mrs C Walsh & Bill Peacock)
  • Winner: Cockley Beck
  • Jockey: Ryan Day
  • Trainer: N G Richards
  • Owner: Mrs C Walsh & Bill Peacock
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High Yarridge
NE46 4PF
01434 606881
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