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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Advance Going

  • Soft

Current Weather

Forecast: Sunny spells

Temperature: 4.8° - 10.2°

Rainfall: 0.01cm

Wind: 12.2mph SW

Last Update: 22/03/2018 17:00

Forecast: Sunny spells

Temperature: 1.8° - 8.3°

Rainfall: 0.04cm

Wind: 17.4mph SW

Last Update: 22/03/2018 17:00

Replays & Results

13:20 188Bet 10% Losses Back At Cheltenham Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 3f 188y)
Yellow, royal blue cross of lorraine, yellow sleeves, royal blue spots (Mrs M Curran)
  • Winner: The Jam Man
  • Jockey: Miss Maxine O'Sullivan
  • Trainer: R A Curran
  • Owner: Mrs M Curran

13:55 Noel Fehily Cheltenham Previews At 188Bet Mares' Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 3f 188y)
Maroon, beige star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap (Bradley Partnership)
  • Winner: Pineapple Rush
  • Jockey: T J O'Brien
  • Trainer: P J Hobbs
  • Owner: Bradley Partnership

14:35 188Bet Up To 75 Cash Bonus Handicap Chase

(Class 5) (2m 77y)
Orange, red and orange hooped sleeves, red cap (The Yorkshire Racing Partnership)
  • Winner: Frankie Ballou
  • Jockey: Henry Brooke
  • Trainer: Miss J E Foster
  • Owner: The Yorkshire Racing Partnership

15:15 188Bet Best Priced Mullins Cheltenham Wednesday 'National Hunt' Novices' Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 178y)
Maroon, white hooped sleeves (Mr John Wade)
  • Winner: Drums Of War
  • Jockey: Callum Bewley
  • Trainer: C Grant
  • Owner: Mr John Wade

15:55 188Bet Faller Refunds At Cheltenham Thursday Chase (Novices' Limited Handicap)

(Class 4) (2m 3f 65y)
Dark green, yellow spots on sleeves, yellow cap (J4J Partnership)
  • Winner: Justforjames
  • Jockey: Miss Becky Smith
  • Trainer: Micky Hammond
  • Owner: J4J Partnership

16:35 188Bet Extra Places At Cheltenham Friday Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 178y)
Yellow, emerald green cross of lorraine, yellow sleeves, emerald green stars (Eastview Thoroughbreds 1)
  • Winner: Eastview Boy
  • Jockey: Thomas Dowson
  • Trainer: P A Kirby
  • Owner: Eastview Thoroughbreds 1

17:10 188Bet Casino Mares' Standard Open NH Flat Race

(Class 5) (2m 178y)
Red, white chevron, dark blue sleeves, red armlets, white cap (Mr James King)
  • Winner: Jaxlight
  • Jockey: Finian O'Toole
  • Trainer: P F Holmes
  • Owner: Mr James King
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