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
12:30 Welcome To Our Christmas Raceday Novices' Handicap Chase
(Class 4) (2m 4f 15y)
  • Winner: Glittering Love 9/5 2Fav
  • Jockey: B S Hughes Trainer: N G Richards
  • Owner: Paul & Clare Rooney
13:00 Annual Membership Perfect Christmas Gift Novices' Hurdle
(Class 4) (2m 4f 28y)
  • Winner: Highland Hunter 1/3 Fav
  • Jockey: Blair Campbell Trainer: Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • Owner: Mr T Barr
13:30 Book Your Cheltenham Raceday Package Today Novices' Chase
(Class 3) (1m 7f 133y)
  • Winner: Niven 9/4 2Fav
  • Jockey: A Nicol Trainer: P A Kirby
  • Owner: John Birtles And Bill Allan
14:00 Seasons Greetings From Racecourse Executive Handicap Hurdle
(Class 5) (2m 7f 63y)
  • Winner: Dontdelay 20/1
  • Jockey: Emma Smith-Chaston Trainer: Micky Hammond
  • Owner: Mrs Gemma Hogg
14:30 Next Meeting Cheltenham Thursday 14th March Handicap Chase
(Class 5) (3m 41y)
  • Winner: Mcginty's Dream 7/4 Fav
  • Jockey: Grant Cockburn Trainer: N W Alexander
  • Owner: Kinneston Racing
15:00 Safe Journey Home Maiden Hurdle
(Class 5) (2m 48y)
  • Winner: Manamite 12/1
  • Jockey: R P McLernon Trainer: B M R Haslam
  • Owner: Mr John P McManus

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Hexham Racecourse
High Yarridge
NE46 4PF
01434 606881
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