About Sedgefield Racecourse
Sedgefield Racecourse is part of Arena Racing Company, which operates 16 racecourses across the UK. It is a versatile venue that's available all year round, for race days and other events such as weddings, conferences and meetings. Their web site includes details of horse racing fixtures, racecourse information, hospitality & entertainment, annual badges, sponsorship and a beginners guide to racing.
The highlights of their racing calendar are the Hurdles Series Final, which is a class 2 hurdle race that takes place at the end of March and the Durham National, which is a class 3 handicap over 3 miles and 6 furlongs in late October.
Free Bets on Sedgefield Races
Left handed course of 1 mile 2 furlongs round. The chase fences are on the inside with the hurdles on the outside. The track is undulating with quite an up-hill pull around half a mile from the finish. Race distances vary from 2m 1f to 3m 4f (The Durham National).
The chase course has 8 fences; 4 in the back straight, 2 in the straight (1 of which is an open ditch that is jumped at least twice in every race) and 2 cross fences at each end of the course.
The hurdle course has 5 hurdles per circuit; 2 in the home straight, 2 in the back straight and 1 on the east side of the track. Hurdle positions vary between meetings to reduce the wear and the tear on the ground, as there are more runners in hurdle races and also more races on the hurdle track through the year.
Going Racing at Sedgefield
From Middlesbrough and the east, take the A177 of the A19. From north and south, take the A1(M) and follow the brown Tourist Board signs to the course.
The closest stations are Stockton-on-Tees (9 miles away), Durham (12 miles away) and Darlington (8 miles away).