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: Mostly sunny

Temperature: 10.8° - 14.6°

Rainfall: None

Wind: 15.0mph SW

Last Update: 24/09/2018 17:00

Forecast: Mostly sunny

Temperature: 10.8° - 14.6°

Rainfall: None

Wind: 15.0mph SW

Last Update: 24/09/2018 17:00

Replays & Results

14:00 2000 Free Tickets At Residents Day Handicap Hurdle

(Class 5) (3m 3f 9y)
Red and dark green (quartered), yellow sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue diamond (John & Liz Elliot)
  • Winner: Wyfield Rose
  • Jockey: Sean Quinlan
  • Trainer: Mrs Dianne Sayer
  • Owner: John & Liz Elliot

14:30 Sedgefield Racecourse Food Festival In November Mares' Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 178y)
Orange, royal blue chevron, diabolo on sleeves (Twenty Syndicate)
  • Winner: Make My Heart Fly
  • Jockey: R Johnson
  • Trainer: G Elliott
  • Owner: Twenty Syndicate

15:00 Terry Davison 50 Today Novices' Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (2m 77y)
Yellow, black hollow box, yellow and white hooped sleeves, black and yellow quartered cap (Hools & Forces Partnership)
  • Winner: Peppay Le Pugh
  • Jockey: Harry Skelton
  • Trainer: D Skelton
  • Owner: Hools & Forces Partnership

15:30 Christmas Parties At Sedgefield Racecourse Handicap Hurdle

(Class 3) (2m 178y)
Red and white hooped, check cap (Mr M Wasylocha)
  • Winner: High Expectations
  • Jockey: R Johnson
  • Trainer: G Elliott
  • Owner: Mr M Wasylocha

16:00 Greig Cavey Commercial Peter Cavey Memorial Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (2m 5f 28y)
Royal blue, orange stars on sleeves and cap (Ronan M P McNally)
  • Winner: Da Baba Elephant
  • Jockey: B S Hughes
  • Trainer: Ronan McNally
  • Owner: Ronan M P McNally

16:30 DDC Event Catering Handicap Hurdle

(Class 3) (3m 3f 9y)
Dark blue, white chevron, diabolo on sleeves, white cap (Blended Syndicate)
  • Winner: King's Song
  • Jockey: R Johnson
  • Trainer: G Elliott
  • Owner: Blended Syndicate

17:00 Injured Jockeys Raceday Conditional Jockeys' Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 3f 188y)
Royal blue, light green star, sleeves and star on cap (Mr T O'driscoll)
  • Winner: Dinons
  • Jockey: James Bowen
  • Trainer: G Elliott
  • Owner: Mr T O'driscoll
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