Hexham Course Guide

Located high up on the moors in Northumberland, Hexham is one of the most picturesque racecourses in England. It stages jump racing from March through to December, including popular evening and twilight meetings in April and September.

Hexham ‘s most historic race is the Heart of all England Maiden Hunters’ Chase, a three mile one furlong contest that was first contested in 1907.


Left handed, undulating, with a steep climb from the end of the back straight to the finish. Races over hurdles generally steadily run, but be wary of horses kicked for home a long way out, the testing finish regularly catching out horses who look to be moving comfortably in a clear lead before meeting the uphill section. Fences generally regarded as easy with few fallers, though there are a disproportionately high number of unseats, possibly on account of a generally lower standard of jockeyship as well as horse.

I rode a lot at Hexham while I was a claimer, a fair bit too later on, and always liked it. It’s a lovely track, set in beautiful surroundings, and, while you don’t get much time to appreciate that as a jockey, it’s a great place to ride. It’s a very fair course, with lovely fences, but the ground plays a huge part in how you ride it, as it’s stiff – particularly when conditions are testing – and takes a bit of getting. There are undulations you have to be aware of too and it can be a long way home if you start racing a mile out.

View from the saddle: Mick Fitzgerald
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Replays & Results
13:25 Campbell & Rowley Wedding Event Specialists Maiden Hurdle
2m 4f | Class 5 | 4YO plus | 11 ran
  • Winner: Darry Desbois 3/1 2Fav
  • Jockey: R D Day Trainer: M Todhunter
  • Owner: Mr & Mrs Ian Hall
13:55 Campbell & Rowley Event Management Novices' Handicap Chase
2m 4f | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 9 ran
  • Winner: Weakfield 4/1 2Fav
  • Jockey: B S Hughes Trainer: B Ellison
  • Owner: Phil & Julie Martin
14:30 Campbell & Rowley For Corporate Events Handicap Hurdle
2m 7½f | Class 3 | 4YO plus | 10 ran
  • Winner: Ryedale Racer 10/1
  • Jockey: Grant Cockburn Trainer: N W Alexander
  • Owner: Bissett Racing
15:05 Campbell & Rowley Hospitality Management Handicap Chase
3m | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 7 ran
  • Winner: Classical Milano 9/2 2Fav
  • Jockey: Jonathon Bewley Trainer: G T Bewley
  • Owner: Victoria Bewley,john Gibson&E G Tunsta
15:40 Campbell & Rowley Sporting Event Specialists Novices' Hurdle
2m | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 11 ran
  • Winner: Miah Grace 15/2
  • Jockey: Joe Colliver Trainer: Jedd O'Keeffe
  • Owner: Caron & Paul Chapman
16:15 Campbell & Rowley Event Bars Handicap Chase
1m 7½f | Class 5 | 4YO plus | 8 ran
  • Winner: Casimir Du Clos 5/1
  • Jockey: Sam Coltherd Trainer: W Coltherd
  • Owner: Newitt Flannigan Scott Gillie Swinton
16:50 campbellandrowley.co.uk Intermediate NH Flat Race
2m | Class 5 | 4YO to 6YO | 8 ran
  • Winner: Dakota Beat 13/8 Fav
  • Jockey: C P McNamara Trainer: G P Cromwell
  • Owner: A M Murray/grant Harrison

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Hexham Racecourse
High Yarridge
NE46 4PF
01434 606881
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