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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14:10 Paxtons No.1 For Caseih Market Share Handicap Hurdle
2m 1f | Class 5 | 4YO plus | 11 ran
  • Winner: Golden Town 66/1
  • Jockey: Charlotte Jones Trainer: James Moffatt
  • Owner: Stm Racing
14:40 Paxtons Use Romero Insurance Handicap Chase
2m ½f | Class 5 | 5YO plus | 7 ran
  • Winner: Ringaringarosie 17/2 2Fav
  • Jockey: Thomas Willmott Trainer: M Todhunter
  • Owner: Mr G Fell & Mr P G Airey
15:10 Paxtons Durham & Northallerton For JCB Maiden Hurdle
2m 1f | Class 5 | 4YO plus | 3 ran
  • Winner: Fix Sun 1/7 Fav
  • Jockey: D A Jacob Trainer: N J Henderson
  • Owner: Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede
15:40 Paxtons Exclusive For Kverneland Everywhere Novices' Chase
2m ½f | Class 4 | 5YO plus | 4 ran
  • Winner: Caius Marcius 8/15 Fav
  • Jockey: B S Hughes Trainer: N G Richards
  • Owner: Mr C P Norbury
16:10 Paxtons For Barbier And Piippo Edgemaster Mares' Maiden Hurdle
2m 4f | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 7 ran
  • Winner: Baiser Interdit 4/7 Fav
  • Jockey: D A Jacob Trainer: N J Henderson
  • Owner: Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede
16:40 Paxtons Supporting Customers With Peregrine Finance Handicap Chase
2m 3½f | Class 4 | 5YO plus | 5 ran
  • Winner: Quest For Life 2/1 2Fav
  • Jockey: B S Hughes Trainer: Mr M T Walford
  • Owner: Little and Large Racing Partnership
17:15 Paxtons For Milwaukee Power Tools Standard Open NH Flat Race
2m 1f | Class 5 | 4YO to 6YO | 7 ran
  • Winner: Shanroe 8/13 Fav
  • Jockey: D A Jacob Trainer: Karl Thornton
  • Owner: Mr Brian Smyth

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Sedgefield Racecourse
Racecourse Road
TS21 2HW
01740 621925
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