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.


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.

View from the saddle: Mick Fitzgerald
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12:10 MansionBet Novices' Handicap Hurdle
(Class 5) (2m 178y)
  • Winner: Millie The Minx 11/8 Fav
  • Jockey: Danny McMenamin Trainer: Mrs Dianne Sayer
  • Owner: Mr Anthony White
12:40 MansionBet Maiden Hurdle
(Class 4) (2m 178y)
  • Winner: Ettila De Sivola 15/8 2Fav
  • Jockey: B S Hughes Trainer: J P L Ewart
  • Owner: Kesson,phillips,humbert,ogilvie
13:10 Indian Marquee On Boxing Day Offer Mares' Novices' Handicap Chase (NHMOPS Bonus Race)
(Class 4) (2m 3f 65y)
  • Winner: Inch Lala Evens Fav
  • Jockey: B S Hughes Trainer: Evan Williams
  • Owner: Clifford, Gosden & House
13:40 Happy Christmas From Paxtons Handicap Hurdle
(Class 4) (2m 178y)
  • Winner: Ninepointsixthree 9/4 Fav
  • Jockey: Jonathan England Trainer: Sam Drake
  • Owner: Mr Gary Smith
14:15 MansionBet Handicap Chase
(Class 4) (3m 2f 59y)
  • Winner: Late Date 6/1
  • Jockey: A P Cawley Trainer: Micky Hammond
  • Owner: County Set Six & Partner
14:50 Santander Supports Ellen Timney 'Hands And Heels' 'National Hunt' Novices Hurdle (Conditional Jockeys & Amateur Riders)
(Class 4) (2m 3f 188y)
  • Winner: Schiehallion Munro 5/4 Fav
  • Jockey: Billy Garritty Trainer: Micky Hammond
  • Owner: Tennant, Lynch,sharpe And Boston
15:20 MansionBet Standard Open NH Flat Race
(Class 5) (2m 178y)
  • Winner: Champagne Well 6/4 2Fav
  • Jockey: Connor Brace Trainer: F O'Brien
  • Owner: The Bolly Champagne Crew

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Sedgefield Racecourse
Racecourse Road
TS21 2HW
01740 621925
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