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
14:10 Fiona Hastings Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle
2m | Class 5 | 4YO plus | 13 ran
  • Winner: Frightened Rabbit 11/4 Fav
  • Jockey: Danny McMenamin Trainer: Mrs Dianne Sayer
  • Owner: Mr Tony Harrison
14:45 'Iveson Sisters Memorial' Novices' Chase
1m 7½f | Class 4 | 5YO plus | 4 ran
  • Winner: Caius Marcius 6/4 Fav
  • Jockey: B S Hughes Trainer: N G Richards
  • Owner: Mr C P Norbury
15:15 Visit attheraces.com Handicap Hurdle
2m 4f | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 10 ran
  • Winner: Melody Of Scotland 4/1 2Fav
  • Jockey: R P McLernon Trainer: B M R Haslam
  • Owner: Mr John P McManus
15:50 Alan McNestry Handicap Chase
3m | Class 4 | 5YO plus | 8 ran
  • Winner: Chanceiton 4/1 2Fav
  • Jockey: Thomas Willmott Trainer: Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • Owner: Mr Peter J S Russell
16:25 Watch Sky Sports Racing In HD Maiden Hurdle
2m | Class 5 | 4YO plus | 14 ran
  • Winner: Lord Roccoco 7/2 2Fav
  • Jockey: Thomas Dowson Trainer: P A Kirby
  • Owner: The Roccoco Partnership
16:55 Campbell & Rowley For Corporate Events Handicap Chase
2m 4f | Class 4 | 5YO plus | 8 ran
  • Winner: Ronava 6/4 Fav
  • Jockey: Charlie Hammond Trainer: Dr R D P Newland
  • Owner: Mr M P Hammond
17:30 Next Meeting Monday 2nd September Standard Open NH Flat Race
2m | Class 5 | 4YO to 6YO | 10 ran
  • Winner: Father John 10/11 Fav
  • Jockey: Nico de Boinville Trainer: N J Henderson
  • Owner: Middleham Park Racing XI

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Hexham Racecourse
High Yarridge
NE46 4PF
01434 606881
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