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
Future Fixtures
  • Thu 18 March 2021
  • Wed 31 March 2021
  • Mon 19 April 2021
  • Sat 01 May 2021
  • Sat 08 May 2021
  • Tue 18 May 2021
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Last Update: 24/01/2021 12:00

Replays & Results
12:25 Follow Hexham Racecourse On Facebook Handicap Hurdle
2m 4f | Class 4 | 3YO plus | 9 ran
  • Winner: Bushypark 1/4 Fav
  • Jockey: Thomas Dowson Trainer: P A Kirby
  • Owner: Mr P Kirby
12:55 Support The Injured Jockeys Fund Handicap Chase
3m | Class 5 | 4YO plus | 14 ran
  • Winner: Asking For Answers 3/1 Fav
  • Jockey: Danny McMenamin Trainer: M Todhunter
  • Owner: Mrs S Matthews & Mrs G Hazeldean
13:25 Seasons Greetings From Hexham Bookmakers Mares' Novices' Hurdle
GBB Race
2m | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 9 ran
  • Winner: Little Mo 17/2
  • Jockey: Ryan Mania Trainer: A M Thomson
  • Owner: Mr A M Thomson
13:55 Happy 60th Birthday Jane Akerman Handicap Chase
2m 4f | Class 5 | 4YO plus | 7 ran
  • Winner: Overworkdunderpaid 16/5 2Fav
  • Jockey: Callum Bewley Trainer: L J Morgan
  • Owner: Mr Scott Townshend
14:25 Hexham Membership An Ideal Christmas Present Handicap Hurdle
2m 7½f | Class 5 | 4YO plus | 13 ran
  • Winner: Cudgel 5/1 2Fav
  • Jockey: C O'Farrell Trainer: J B Walton
  • Owner: Messrs F T Walton
14:55 Tant Pis Handicap Chase
1m 7½f | Class 5 | 4YO plus | 8 ran
  • Winner: Casimir Du Clos 11/2
  • Jockey: Sam Coltherd Trainer: W Coltherd
  • Owner: Newitt Flannigan Scott Gillie Swinton
15:25 Seasons Greetings From All At Hexham Maiden Hurdle
GBB Race
2m 4f | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 6 ran
  • Winner: Lady Bowes 4/1 2Fav
  • Jockey: Charlotte Jones Trainer: James Moffatt
  • Owner: Bowes Lodge Stables

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Hexham Racecourse
High Yarridge
NE46 4PF
01434 606881
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