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 spells

Temperature: 11.0° - 19.3°

Rainfall: None

Wind: 11.0mph W

Last Update: 23/08/2017 17:00

Forecast: Sunny spells

Temperature: 11.0° - 19.3°

Rainfall: None

Wind: 11.0mph W

Last Update: 23/08/2017 17:00

Replays & Results

13:50 Paxtons For Caseih Axial Flow Combines Handicap Chase

(Class 5) (2m 77y)
Red, white cross of lorraine, red sleeves, royal blue armlets (Mr M Barnes)
  • Winner: Hope For Glory
  • Jockey: S Mulqueen
  • Trainer: M A Barnes
  • Owner: Mr M Barnes

14:20 Paxtons For Horsch Cultivators, Drills & Sprayers Maiden Hurdle

(Class 5) (2m 178y)
Yellow, dark blue disc, yellow and emerald green diabolo on sleeves, emerald green cap, yellow diamond (Rio Gold Racing Club Ltd)
  • Winner: Ravens Hill
  • Jockey: Harry Skelton
  • Trainer: D Skelton
  • Owner: Rio Gold Racing Club Ltd

14:50 Paxtons For Kverneland Machinery & Genuine Spares Novices' Chase

(Class 4) (2m 3f 65y)
Light green, dark green chevrons, red sleeves, white and red striped cap (Mr P J Martin)
  • Winner: Eyes Of A Tiger
  • Jockey: Danny Cook
  • Trainer: B Ellison
  • Owner: Mr P J Martin

15:20 Paxtons Supporting Customers With Peregrine Finance Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 3f 188y)
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap (Mr John P McManus)
  • Winner: The Doorman
  • Jockey: R P McLernon
  • Trainer: B M R Haslam
  • Owner: Mr John P McManus

15:50 Paxtons Use Romero Insurance Brokers Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (2m 3f 65y)
Dark blue, large pink spots, pink cap (Mrs S Smith)
  • Winner: Maxed Out King
  • Jockey: Danny Cook
  • Trainer: Mrs S J Smith
  • Owner: Mrs S Smith

16:20 Paxtons Signal Telecom Mobiles And Landlines Handicap Hurdle

(Class 5) (2m 178y)
Purple, royal blue armlets (Mr Dan Skelton)
  • Winner: Too Many Diamonds
  • Jockey: Harry Skelton
  • Trainer: D Skelton
  • Owner: Mr Dan Skelton

16:50 Paxtons For JCB Fastrac Maiden NH Flat Race (Conditional And Amateur Riders')

(Class 6) (2m 178y)
Red, red and white hooped sleeves, white hoop on cap (Steven Crawford)
  • Winner: Way Out West
  • Jockey: Mr J J Codd
  • Trainer: S R B Crawford
  • Owner: Steven Crawford
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