Catterick Course Guide

The North Yorkshire track hosts flat fixtures throughout the summer including the popular Friday Ladies Evening meeting which takes places in August. National Hunt fixtures are staged throughout the winter months.

Although the course doesn’t host racing of the same profile as other Yorkshire rivals, the course did host a future star turn when Collier Hill won a bumper at the course in in 2002 before going on to a glittering career which saw him capture the Irish St Leger, Canadian International and Hong Kong Vase.


Left handed, sharp. Oval-shaped track, measuring just nine furlongs, with a downhill run-in of three furlongs. Its undulations combined with its exceedingly sharp nature makes it a difficult course for a big, long-striding animal, and speedy types who race handily are at a definite advantage. Course form is more significant here than other venues, and many horses having their first experience of the track take time to adapt.

The dips and rolls at Catterick catch out plenty of horses and you often see hotpots from the south turned over because they can’t handle them. I’d compare the track to The Low Moor at Middleham and anything used to galloping on that should be alright. It’s certainly a big advantage for a jockey to be on one that can kick on from the home turn in the longer races, especially on fast ground, because it’s really hard to make up the leeway. Lots of Catterick races are lost early on by a lack of tactical pace.

View from the saddle: Jason Weaver

Left handed, sharp with minor undulations. Fences generally regarded as fairly easy, but chases are normally well run and result in many more casualties than might be expected. Going rarely gets that testing, with nippy sorts generally at an advantage over gallopers who take time to quicken. Beware deceptive camera angle as runners swing into the home straight, those who stay towards the centre often seeming closer to the lead than they actually are.

The most important requirement for a jockey riding over jumps at Catterick is to have a horse under you that’s travelling. If you’re off the bridle there with a circuit to go, or even turning into the back straight, it’s a tough task to get back into contention. I’d say that if you see a horse come from way off the pace to win at Catterick, you can back it with confidence on a stiffer track. Front-runners, or those who like to race handily, invariably go well there and it takes a pretty good one to win coming from behind.

View from the saddle: Mick Fitzgerald
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  • Mon 17 August 2020
  • Wed 26 August 2020
  • Tue 08 September 2020
  • Sat 19 September 2020
  • Tue 06 October 2020
  • Sat 17 October 2020
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Upcoming races
13:45 Plumtree Moor Fillies' Novice Stakes
Plus 10/GBB Race
5f | Class 5 | 2YO only | 10 ran
  • Winner: Cream Of The Crop 10/1
  • Jockey: C Lee Trainer: M L W Bell
  • Owner: Gone To Ground Partnership
14:15 Kiplin Handicap
5f | Class 5 | 4YO plus | 7 ran
  • Winner: Dream House 11/1
  • Jockey: D Fentiman Trainer: T D Easterby
  • Owner: Ontoawinner, Sdh Project Services Ltd
14:45 Every Race Live On Racing TV Handicap
1m 6f | Class 5 | 3YO plus | 9 ran
  • Winner: The Navigator 16/5 Fav
  • Jockey: P Mulrennan Trainer: Mrs Dianne Sayer
  • Owner: Mr G H Bell
15:15 Millbry Hill Handicap
6f | Class 6 | 4YO plus | 12 ran
  • Winner: Excessable 5/1
  • Jockey: D Fentiman Trainer: T D Easterby
  • Owner: Mr B Guerin & Habton Farms
15:45 British Stallion Studs Ebf Plodmire Maiden Stakes
7f | Class 5 | 2YO only | 8 ran
  • Winner: Barber Of Seville 11/2
  • Jockey: R Havlin Trainer: J H M Gosden
  • Owner: Godolphin
16:15 Bet At Handicap
7f | Class 6 | 3YO only | 10 ran
  • Winner: Made For All 16/1
  • Jockey: C Lee Trainer: K R Burke
  • Owner: Andrew Rosen And Partner
16:50 Watch Replays On Handicap
7f | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 11 ran
  • Winner: Parys Mountain 7/1
  • Jockey: J P Sullivan Trainer: T D Easterby
  • Owner: Reality Partnerships Xii
17:20 Follow catterickraces Handicap
Div 1
1m 4f | Class 6 | 3YO plus | 15 ran
  • Winner: Cormier 10/3 Fav
  • Jockey: T Eaves Trainer: B Ellison
  • Owner: Mr Kristian Strangeway
17:50 Follow catterickraces Handicap
Div 2
1m 4f | Class 6 | 3YO plus | 13 ran
  • Winner: Tigerten 7/2 J2Fav
  • Jockey: Rossa Ryan Trainer: J Tuite
  • Owner: Mr Richard J Gurr

Address & Contact

The Catterick Racecourse Company Ltd
Catterick Bridge
North Yorkshire
DL10 7PE
01748 811478

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