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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Temperature: 1.8° - 5.7°

Rainfall: None

Wind: 6.7mph SW

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Replays & Results

12:10 Merry Christmas From Paxtons Mares' Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (2m 3f 65y)
Maroon, white star, sleeves and star on cap (Graham & Carole Worsley)
  • Winner: Midnight Walk
  • Jockey: W T Kennedy
  • Trainer: D McCain Jnr
  • Owner: Graham & Carole Worsley

12:40 Sis Dylan Meale Memorial Novices' Handicap Hurdle

(Class 5) (2m 178y)
EMERALD GREEN, RED Cross of Lorraine, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap (Mr A Phillips & Mr&Mrs Sperling)
  • Winner: Charmant
  • Jockey: Steven Fox
  • Trainer: J P L Ewart
  • Owner: Mr A Phillips & Mr&Mrs Sperling

13:15 Newcastle Flooring Maiden Hurdle (Qualifier)

(Class 4) (2m 178y)
Emerald green and yellow (quartered), white sleeves and cap (Mr Trevor Hemmings)
  • Winner: Blottos
  • Jockey: Danny Cook
  • Trainer: Mrs S J Smith
  • Owner: Mr Trevor Hemmings

13:45 Brian Ellison Racing Club Novices' Handicap Chase (Qualifier)

(Class 4) (3m 2f 59y)
Light blue, black braces, striped sleeves and cap (Mr Andy Wilson)
  • Winner: Kings Eclipse
  • Jockey: B Hughes
  • Trainer: A Wilson
  • Owner: Mr Andy Wilson

14:20 Happy Birthday Vanya Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 178y)
White, dark green seams, striped sleeves, dark green cap (Clwydian International)
  • Winner: Viserion
  • Jockey: W T Kennedy
  • Trainer: D McCain Jnr
  • Owner: Clwydian International

14:55 Compare Free Bets At 'Hands And Heels' 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Cond/Amat)

(Class 4) (2m 3f 188y)
Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing-contente)
  • Winner: Contented
  • Jockey: Sean Houlihan
  • Trainer: P J Hobbs
  • Owner: Highclere Thoroughbred Racing-contente

15:25 Auction House North East Standard Open NH Flat Race

(Class 6) (2m 178y)
White, red cross belts, dark green sleeves, white and dark green quartered cap (Division Bell Partnership)
  • Winner: Theatre Legend
  • Jockey: B Hughes
  • Trainer: C Grant
  • Owner: Division Bell Partnership
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