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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Replays & Results

14:00 Betfred 'treble Odds On Lucky15s' Handicap Hurdle

(Class 5) (2m 178y)
Royal blue, white hollow box (Donald McCain Racing Club)
  • Winner: Princess Mononoke
  • Jockey: Miss A McCain
  • Trainer: D McCain Jnr
  • Owner: Donald McCain Racing Club

14:30 Betfred 'supports Jack Berry House' Handicap Chase

(Class 5) (3m 2f 59y)
Light green, light blue epaulets (Pieces Of Eight Racing)
  • Winner: Heresmynumber
  • Jockey: Lorcan Murtagh
  • Trainer: Ali Stronge
  • Owner: Pieces Of Eight Racing

15:05 Betfred 'passionate About Rugby League' Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 178y)
Red and black check, pink sleeves, black armlets, hooped cap (Finch Porter Partnership)
  • Winner: Bulkov
  • Jockey: Miss Becky Smith
  • Trainer: Micky Hammond
  • Owner: Finch Porter Partnership

15:40 Betfred 'home Of Goals Galore' Novices' Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (2m 77y)
Orange, red and orange hooped sleeves, red cap (The Yorkshire Racing Partnership)
  • Winner: Frankie Ballou
  • Jockey: Sean Quinlan
  • Trainer: Miss J E Foster
  • Owner: The Yorkshire Racing Partnership

16:15 Betfred Tv 'national Hunt' Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 3f 188y)
Red, white hoop, chevrons on sleeves (Mr And Mrs Paul Chapman)
  • Winner: Just Bobby
  • Jockey: Joe Colliver
  • Trainer: Micky Hammond
  • Owner: Mr And Mrs Paul Chapman

16:50 Betfred Mobile Mares' Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (2m 5f 28y)
White, purple chevrons on sleeves, purple cap (We Must Be Barmy)
  • Winner: Bennys Girl
  • Jockey: Mr Shane Quinlan
  • Trainer: D L Williams
  • Owner: We Must Be Barmy

17:20 Betfred Follow Us On Twitter Handicap Hurdle

(Class 5) (3m 3f 9y)
Dark green, white sleeves, dark green spots and cap (Wilde Duff Stewart Dawson)
  • Winner: Spoils Of War
  • Jockey: Blair Campbell
  • Trainer: Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • Owner: Wilde Duff Stewart Dawson
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