Redcar Course Guide

Redcar stages racing throughout the summer but there are two distinct Listed highlights at the North Yorkshire track, both of which are staged on the same card in late September/early October.

Run over six furlongs, the Listed Two-year-old Trophy is the most lucrative race of the season ran at the North Yorkshire course. The contest usually attracts a field of in excess of twenty runners and some decent juveniles have won the valuable contest before picking up Pattern races later in their careers. The roll of honour includes Pipalong (1998), Captain Rio (2001), Somnus (2002), and Limato (2014).

The Listed Guisborough Stakes ran over seven furlongs for three-year-olds and older, is the other Listed race at Redcar. The Elite Racing Club-owned New Seeker took the race for trainer Clive Cox 2006 while Godolphin have triumphed with Gonfilia (2004), Council Member (2005) and Il Warrd (2009). In 2013 Top Notch Tonto won the race before finishing second in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on his next start.

Redcar also stages the Zetland Gold Cup, which traditionally takes place on the second bank holiday Monday in May. Run over a mile and a half the prestigious handicap has been won by some notable horses including the multiple Group 3-winning Blue Monday, who won the race in 2005 for trainer Roger Charlton while the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Kingdom of Fife ran out an impressive two and a half length winner in 2009.


Narrow, left-handed, oval track which is approximately a mile and three quarters in extent. Races between five furlongs and one mile are run on the straight track. The course is perfectly flat, and with the exception of its two sharp bends, provides a very fair test. The course drains well, and when conditions are riding fast, it can sometimes be difficult to make up ground from off the pace.

A few ridges have developed at Redcar over the years and you definitely need to keep on the right side of those. The bottom turn is tricky to navigate too - there’s been more than one problem there - and the straight rides tremendously long. So, although it’s flat enough, races seem to change three or four times after the home turn. If you happen to be in front with one breathing down your neck, you have little chance of getting home, so patience is the key. Playing your cards late is the best option.

View from the saddle: Jason Weaver
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Last Update: 20/01/2021 12:00

12:40 Yorkshire Jumps Racing Is Back Selling Stakes
1m | Class 5 | 3YO to 5YO | 6 ran
  • Winner: Embolden 4/9 Fav
  • Jockey: S De Sousa Trainer: Luke Mcjannet
  • Owner: Miss Alice Haynes
13:10 EveryPoppyCounts Handicap
Div 1
1m | Class 6 | 3YO plus | 10 ran
  • Winner: Convertible 9/1
  • Jockey: R Kingscote Trainer: Hugo Palmer
  • Owner: Mr Lit Lung Lee
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Div 2
1m | Class 6 | 3YO plus | 9 ran
  • Winner: Josiebond 9/2 JFav
  • Jockey: Cieren Fallon Trainer: Rebecca Bastiman
  • Owner: Mr I B Barker
14:10 British Stallions Studs EBF Novice Stakes
7f | Class 5 | 2YO only | 8 ran
  • Winner: Le Cheval Rapide 9/4 Fav
  • Jockey: D Nolan Trainer: D Carroll
  • Owner: Dreams
14:40 Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal Handicap
7f | Class 4 | 3YO plus | 12 ran
  • Winner: Song of The Isles 9/2 J2Fav
  • Jockey: Ellie Mackenzie Trainer: Mrs H Main
  • Owner: Wetumpka Racing
15:10 Watch Racing TV Anywhere Claiming Stakes
1m 2f | Class 5 | 3YO to 4YO | 7 ran
  • Winner: Twpsyn 9/2
  • Jockey: T P Queally Trainer: P D Evans
  • Owner: Rob Emmanuelle, T Burns & P D Evans
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1m 2f | Class 3 | 3YO plus | 4 ran
  • Winner: Lunar Jet 13/8 Fav
  • Jockey: Cieren Fallon Trainer: J Mackie
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16:10 Thanks And See You Next Season Handicap
1m 6f | Class 5 | 3YO plus | 12 ran
  • Winner: Cornerstone Lad 4/1
  • Jockey: Billy Garritty Trainer: Micky Hammond
  • Owner: Mrs B M Lofthouse

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Redcar Racecourse
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TS10 2BY
01642 484068

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