Sedgefield Course Guide

Jumping takes place throughout the year at Sedgefield and the calendar highlight is the Durham National Handicap Chase. Previously run in April, the 3m 5f event is now staged in the autumn, being won in 2014 by the useful Royale Knight.

The County Durham course is something of a specialist’s track and one of the most popular equine regulars in recent years was Fatehalkhair, who won 13 races at the course.


Left handed, undulating. Easy fences and one of the lowest casualty rates, fallers/unseats at the two fences in the home straight being especially rare. In theory, uphill finish should dictate that plenty of races change complexion late in the day but, in practice, that isn't the case, the run-in on the hurdles course being short and plenty having a tendency to pick up again when challenged on the chase track.

A fast, accurate jumper is ideally what you want to be on at Sedgefield. The fences aren’t difficult there, though, in fact they’re relatively easy, and, especially for summer racing, you can often get away with it on a horse that’s not the greatest of jumpers. It’s different in the middle of winter, when the ground can get testing, and, on days it’s like that, you see a lot of the jocks coming up the stands’ rail, particularly in hurdle races. That can prove a bit of a golden highway when underfoot conditions are soft.

View from the saddle: Mick Fitzgerald
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Replays & Results
13:35 Pamela And Joe Christer Diamond Wedding Handicap Chase
(Class 5) (3m 2f 59y)
  • Winner: Shaiyzar 9/2
  • Jockey: Thomas Dowson Trainer: D Thompson
  • Owner: Mr J A Moore
14:05 Bishop Aucklands Temptations Cafe Opening Soon Novices' Hurdle
(Class 4) (2m 178y)
  • Winner: Ingleby Hollow 10/11 Fav
  • Jockey: R Johnson Trainer: D O'Meara
  • Owner: Dave Scott & The Fallen Angels
14:40 Brian Ellison Racing Club Chase (Novices' Limited Handicap)
(Class 4) (2m 5f 28y)
  • Winner: Cap Du Nord 10/11 Fav
  • Jockey: James Bowen Trainer: Christian Williams
  • Owner: The Unnamed Favourites
15:15 Weatherbys Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide Handicap Hurdle
(Class 3) (2m 3f 188y)
  • Winner: I'm To Blame 2/5 Fav
  • Jockey: B S Hughes Trainer: K Dalgleish
  • Owner: Paul & Clare Rooney
15:50 Spray Clad Handicap Hurdle
(Class 4) (2m 178y)
  • Winner: Beyondtemptation 6/1
  • Jockey: Thomas Dowson Trainer: J C Haynes
  • Owner: Mr J C Haynes
16:25 Weatherbys Stallion Book Handicap Chase
(Class 5) (2m 77y)
  • Winner: Roxyfet 9/2 2Fav
  • Jockey: Billy Garritty Trainer: Micky Hammond
  • Owner: Mr Samuel Sutton & Partner
17:00 Sky Sports Racing Handicap Hurdle
(Class 5) (3m 3f 9y)
  • Winner: Top Man Tim 9/4 Fav
  • Jockey: P J Brennan Trainer: Thomas Gallagher
  • Owner: Mr John Reddington

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Sedgefield Racecourse
Racecourse Road
TS21 2HW
01740 621925
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