Newcastle Racecourse

Newcastle Racecourse
High Gosforth Park
Newcastle Upon Tyne

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About Newcastle Racecourse

Newcastle 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 Northumberland Plate, which is held on the all weather track in June and the Fighting Fifth Hurdle, held in November.

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Course Details


Converted to an all weather tapeta surface in 2016. It's a left handed triangular shaped circuit of 1 mile 6 furlongs, that includes a chute that provides a straight 1 mile track.

National Hunt:

Left-handed oval circuit of 1 mile 6 furlongs, with uphill finish. Going can be very testing.

Going Racing at Newcastle


From the south, bypass Newcastle on the A1. The course is in High Gosforth Park, 3 miles north of the city centre. From the north, take the Junction signposted Wideopen. From the east, take the A19 and A1056. Then follow the Tourist Board brown signs bearing a horse and jockey.


From London Kings Cross, take the Great North Eastern service to Newcastle Central. The station is four miles from the course, and just 15 minutes in a taxi. Newcastle's underground Metro runs to South Gosforth, Regent Centre and Four Lane Ends where free buses run to the course on racedays.