newcastle Racecourse

Newcastle Racecourse hosts 49 race fixtures across the year,including flat all-weather racing all the year round, and jumps racing from November to March. The Tapeta all-weather surfaced replaced the turf in May 2016 with major flat meetings including the Northumberland Plate at the end of June . The Fighting Fifth Hurdle each November is the most significant race over jumps, as it is a key trials race for the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton and Champion Hurdle at the Festival in March.

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Newcastle Racecourse is to the north of the city in the beautiful High Gosforth Park and has been staging races since 1882. The flat turf track has been changed to an all-weather Tapeta course and stages flat all-weather racing all the year round, with the only floodlit straight all-weather mile in the country. The turf jumps course remains however and hosts jumps racing from November to March. Newcastle now hosts 49 race fixtures per year. The major flat meeting of the year is the Northumberland Plate at the end of June, which is now held on the all-weather. The Fighting Fifth Hurdle each November is the most significant race over jumps, as it is a key trials race for the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton and Champion Hurdle at the Festival in March. However the Eider Chase at the end of February is also seen as a key trial for the Grand National at Aintree in April.

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