Sedgefield Course Guide

Jumping takes place throughout the year at Sedgefield and the calendar highlight is the Durham National Handicap Chase. Previously run in April, the 3m 5f event is now staged in the autumn, being won in 2014 by the useful Royale Knight.

The County Durham course is something of a specialist’s track and one of the most popular equine regulars in recent years was Fatehalkhair, who won 13 races at the course.

Jumps Racing

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Left handed, undulating. Easy fences and one of the lowest casualty rates, fallers/unseats at the two fences in the home straight being especially rare. In theory, uphill finish should dictate that plenty of races change complexion late in the day but, in practice, that isn't the case, the run-in on the hurdles course being short and plenty having a tendency to pick up again when challenged on the chase track.

A fast, accurate jumper is ideally what you want to be on at Sedgefield. The fences aren’t difficult there, though, in fact they’re relatively easy, and, especially for summer racing, you can often get away with it on a horse that’s not the greatest of jumpers. It’s different in the middle of winter, when the ground can get testing, and, on days it’s like that, you see a lot of the jocks coming up the stands’ rail, particularly in hurdle races. That can prove a bit of a golden highway when underfoot conditions are soft.

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Current Weather

Forecast: Sunny

Temperature: -4.3° - 3.4°

Rainfall: None

Wind: 6.6mph W

Last Update: 20/01/2018 07:00

Forecast: Ice pellets

Temperature: 0.8° - 1.5°

Rainfall: 4.51cm

Wind: 13.0mph S

Last Update: 20/01/2018 07:00

Replays & Results

13:10 Wills Property Services Handicap Hurdle

(Class 5) (2m 3f 188y)
Black, yellow cross belts, sleeves and cap (Mr D McCain Jnr)
  • Winner: Wazowski
  • Jockey: Lorcan Murtagh
  • Trainer: D McCain Jnr
  • Owner: Mr D McCain Jnr

13:40 Betfred Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 3f 188y)
Emerald green, white hoops, emerald green sleeves, white stars, emerald green cap (4 Left Footers & A Blewnose)
  • Winner: Quick Pick
  • Jockey: Sean Quinlan
  • Trainer: J Candlish
  • Owner: 4 Left Footers & A Blewnose

14:10 Brian Ellison Racing Novices' Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (2m 3f 65y)
Light green, dark green chevrons, red sleeves, white and red striped cap (Mr P J Martin)
  • Winner: Instant Replay
  • Jockey: Henry Brooke
  • Trainer: B Ellison
  • Owner: Mr P J Martin

14:40 Sedgefield Winter Conference Offer Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 178y)
White, light blue stars, light blue sleeves, white stars and stars on cap (Jacqueline And John Conroy)
  • Winner: Black Art
  • Jockey: Sean Quinlan
  • Trainer: Mrs S J Smith
  • Owner: Jacqueline And John Conroy

15:10 Windpower Energy Resources Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (3m 2f 59y)
Red, white epaulets, dark blue and white hooped sleeves, yellow and dark blue quartered cap (All Stars Sports Racing 5)
  • Winner: Hedgeinator
  • Jockey: James Bowen
  • Trainer: Christian Williams
  • Owner: All Stars Sports Racing 5

15:40 Happy New Year From Paxtons Standard Open NH Flat Race

(Class 5) (2m 178y)
Light green, dark green chevrons, red sleeves, white and red striped cap (Mr P J Martin)
  • Winner: Windsor Avenue
  • Jockey: B Hughes
  • Trainer: B Ellison
  • Owner: Mr P J Martin
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