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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Advance Going

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    good to firm in places

Current Weather

Forecast: Sunny

Temperature: 2.1° - 15.0°

Rainfall: None

Wind: 6.9mph NW

Last Update: 17/10/2018 12:00

Forecast: Sunny

Temperature: 2.8° - 11.8°

Rainfall: None

Wind: 3.9mph SE

Last Update: 17/10/2018 12:00

Upcoming Races

Replays & Results

14:00 Handicap Hurdle

(Class 5) (2m 178y)
Royal blue, white chevron, diabolo on sleeves, white cap (Sjd Racing & Dianne Sayer)
  • Winner: Iolani
  • Jockey: Sean Quinlan
  • Trainer: Mrs Dianne Sayer
  • Owner: Sjd Racing & Dianne Sayer

14:30 bet365 Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 3f 188y)
Black, black and red diabolo on sleeves (Special Piping Materials Ltd)
  • Winner: Sonic
  • Jockey: B S Hughes
  • Trainer: D McCain Jnr
  • Owner: Special Piping Materials Ltd

15:05 bet365 Novices' Chase

(Class 4) (2m 77y)
Red, yellow stars, armlets and star on cap (Green Day Racing)
  • Winner: Dear Sire
  • Jockey: B S Hughes
  • Trainer: D McCain Jnr
  • Owner: Green Day Racing

15:35 bet365 Handicap Hurdle

(Class 3) (2m 178y)
Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves (Paul & Clare Rooney)
  • Winner: Mixboy
  • Jockey: Callum Bewley
  • Trainer: K Dalgleish
  • Owner: Paul & Clare Rooney

16:10 bet365 Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (2m 3f 65y)
Emerald green, red chevrons, quartered cap (Mr Ian Hamilton)
  • Winner: Oak Vintage
  • Jockey: Ross Chapman
  • Trainer: Mrs A Hamilton
  • Owner: Mr Ian Hamilton

16:45 bet365 Standard Open NH Flat Race

(Class 5) (2m 178y)
White, emerald green stripe, white sleeves, dark blue armlets (J A Provan & Partner)
  • Winner: C'est Le Bonheur
  • Jockey: Sam Twiston-Davies
  • Trainer: Dr R D P Newland
  • Owner: J A Provan & Partner
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