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
Advance Going
Good to firm
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Last Update: 20/09/2019 12:00

Upcoming races
13:55 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Novice Median Auction Stakes
6f | Class 5 | 2YO only | 11 ran
  • Winner: Arriba Arriba 7/1
  • Jockey: G Lee Trainer: Rebecca Menzies
  • Owner: The Racing Brothers
14:30 Racing TV Club Day Here Today Handicap
5f | Class 6 | 3YO only | 8 ran
  • Winner: Fox Hill 15/8 Fav
  • Jockey: Jason Hart Trainer: E J Alston
  • Owner: Whitehills Racing Syndicate
15:00 2019 Catterick Twelve Furlong Series Handicap
1m 4f | Class 6 | 3YO plus | 15 ran
  • Winner: Gylo 11/4 2Fav
  • Jockey: D Tudhope Trainer: D O'Meara
  • Owner: Gallop Racing
15:30 Get So Much More With Racing TV Handicap
7f | Class 4 | 3YO only | 8 ran
  • Winner: Woodside Wonder 7/2 JFav
  • Jockey: Callum Rodriguez Trainer: K Dalgleish
  • Owner: Middleham Park Racing XIV
16:00 Handicap
Div 1
6f | Class 6 | 3YO plus | 12 ran
  • Winner: Carlovian 8/1
  • Jockey: Jason Hart Trainer: Mr M T Walford
  • Owner: Profit Pony Racing
16:35 Handicap
Div 2
6f | Class 6 | 3YO plus | 12 ran
  • Winner: Sfumato 9/4 Fav
  • Jockey: Connor Beasley Trainer: Adrian Nicholls
  • Owner: Mr J A Rattigan
17:10 Every Race Live On Racing TV Handicap
5f | Class 6 | 4YO plus | 12 ran
  • Winner: Fiery Breath 4/1 Fav
  • Jockey: Darragh Keenan Trainer: Robert Eddery
  • Owner: Mr Edwin S Phillips
17:45 Racing Again Saturday 21st September Amateur Riders' Handicap
1m 6f | Class 5 | 4YO plus | 14 ran
  • Winner: Jan De Heem 8/1
  • Jockey: Miss E Todd Trainer: Miss T Jackson
  • Owner: H L Thompson & D Tucker

Address & Contact

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

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