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: Moderate showers

Temperature: 10.0° - 13.7°

Rainfall: 4.33cm

Wind: 18.4mph SE

Last Update: 21/10/2017 12:00

Forecast: Mostly sunny

Temperature: 7.0° - 13.7°

Rainfall: None

Wind: 17.7mph W

Last Update: 21/10/2017 12:00

Upcoming Races

Replays & Results

14:00 Wills Property Services Handicap Hurdle (Div 1)

(Class 5) (2m 3f 188y)
Dark blue and pink diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, pink cap, dark blue diamond (Geoff & Sandra Turnbull)
  • Winner: Mathayus
  • Jockey: Danny Cook
  • Trainer: Mrs S J Smith
  • Owner: Geoff & Sandra Turnbull

14:30 Wills Property Services Handicap Hurdle (Div 2)

(Class 5) (2m 3f 188y)
Black, red stripe, hooped sleeves, white cap (Mrs Stef Keniry)
  • Winner: Betancourt
  • Jockey: Henry Brooke
  • Trainer: J P L Ewart
  • Owner: Mrs Stef Keniry

15:05 Jennings Ford Transit Centre Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 3f 188y)
Dark blue, light blue stars, dark blue cap, light blue star (Andy Jansons & Keith Wetton)
  • Winner: Or De Vassy
  • Jockey: Harry Skelton
  • Trainer: D Skelton
  • Owner: Andy Jansons & Keith Wetton

15:35 Brian Ellison Racing Novices' Chase

(Class 4) (2m 77y)
Royal blue, emerald green disc, emerald green and royal blue quartered cap (Norman Lake & Susan Carsberg)
  • Winner: Cobra De Mai
  • Jockey: Harry Skelton
  • Trainer: D Skelton
  • Owner: Norman Lake & Susan Carsberg

16:10 Durham National Returns To Sedgefield Handicap Hurdle

(Class 3) (2m 178y)
Light green, yellow hoops, light green cap (Morecool & Cool Racing)
  • Winner: Our Kylie
  • Jockey: Kaine Wood
  • Trainer: B Ellison
  • Owner: Morecool & Cool Racing

16:40 ROA/Racing Post Owners' Jackpot Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (2m 3f 65y)
Dark green, orange star and sleeves (Mr Paul Collins)
  • Winner: Dica
  • Jockey: Ross Chapman
  • Trainer: Paul Collins
  • Owner: Mr Paul Collins

17:10 Sedgefield's Biggest Boxing Day Fixture Yet Standard Open NH Flat Race

(Class 6) (2m 178y)
Light blue, brown hoops, light blue sleeves, brown cap (The Beverley House Stables Partnership)
  • Winner: Delatite
  • Jockey: W T Kennedy
  • Trainer: John Berry
  • Owner: The Beverley House Stables Partnership
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