Hexham Racecourse News
Next Meeting - Friday 6th Oct 2017 - YoungsRPS Day - 1st Race 2.25pm
Racing Post Showcase Awards - You could win a VIP day of racing! More details
Twilight Meeting - Thurs 14th September 2017 - more details
Family Fun Evening - Mon 21st August 2017 - more details
Ladies Day - Sunday 25th June - more details
Marie Curie Raceday - Saturday 17th June - more details
Racecourse Office moves to High Yarridge
Meeting - Derby Day - 3rd June 2017 - more details.
Meeting - Northumberland Day - 23rd May 2017 - more details
Full Race Reports for Previous Meetings
Join us in the first week of October for a 6 race meeting sponsored by YoungsRPS and Gladstone Bowling Club.
The feature race will be 'The YoungsRPS Leaders In The Field Handicap Hurdle' due off at 4.10pm with a value of £8,500. Gates open at 12.25pm and the last race is due off at 5.20pm.
As usual the racecourse will be laying on 2 courtesy buses to the course. The first leaves the railway station at 12.38pm and the second from the bus station at 12.45pm. Both return after the final race.
Please bear in mind the buses operate on a first come first served basis and fill up quickly.
Have you had a great ‘Day at the Races’ at Hexham? If you have, then please briefly outline your experience through the Racing Post Customer Service Award, and be in with the chance of winning a VIP day at the course judged to be the winner.
Entries close at 6pm on Friday, September 29, 2017. So please complete the complete the form at www.racingpost.com/showcaseawards before then – it’ll only take a few minutes.
Even the going was predominantly heavy we had a good evening's racing for one of increasingly popular twilight meetings.
The Family Fun Evening was just that! An evening of exciting racing and free entertainment in the children’s area including Penalty Shoot-Out, Crazy Golf, Mega 4 In Line, Bouncy Castles and Face Painting.
Continuing the 'family theme', Hexham Racecourse is helping to encourage younger people to come racing by linking up with British Racing's biggest ever national under 18s campaign #STIRRUPSUMMER, which includes a host of activities and videos organised nationally.There's more details on our Family Fun Evening page.
There are roadworks scheduled to take place between August and November, which may affect journeys to and from the racecourse. Closure of Hexham Bridge will affect our meeting on 21st August. More details below. *Please note that these are subject to change. For the latest info visit roadworks.org.
Hexham Bridge… traffic lights for approx. 6 weeks.
According to signage in the town they are working on the bridge throughout the day but will have a traffic light one lane system in place from approx. 8pm till 6am each night.
Causey Hill… road closure expected between 7th August until 25th August (however the order is from 7th August to 7th November)
Work continues between 7am-5pm with traffic diversion via Eastgate/Yarridge Road. Northumberland County Council have issued a 'notice of resurfacing works', which you can view here. (PDF).
Linnels Bank… road closure expected between 13th August until 16th August (however the order is from 13th August to 14th November).
Work continues between 7am-5pm.
Posh frocks, decorative hats and smart suits were the order of the day at Yarridge Heights on the 25th June, when we had a great afternoon of racing and high fashion.
Fashion experts Lesley Lister and her team from Tyne Tees Models were on the lookout to select the winners in the 'Fashion Stakes'!
There were fabulous prizes for Best Dressed Lady, Best Dressed Couple, Best Hat and Best Dressed Little Miss and below you can see the winners.
Our special charity meeting to raise awareness and funding for Marie Curie, who support people living with any terminal illness, and their families.
It was great day of racing on a glorious afternoon at High Yarridge, where we had the added bonus of an extra race due to the number of entries.
There was a great afternoon of racing at High Yarridge for our Derby Day meeting, when due to the number of entries in the 'totepool Ladies Day is on Sunday 25th June Handicap Chase' the race was divided in two, meaning the racegoers were able to watch 8 races.
One of the featured races of the day the 'Hexham and Northern Marts Handicap Hurdle', was won by the 15/8 favourite Desert Island Dusk, from Captain Brown at 16/1 and Verona Opera at 11/2 in third.
A great evening of racing at High Yarridge to celebrate Northumberland Day. The racecourse thank all of you who attended the meeting and our race day sponsors, who took up our offer of paying for a race to be named after them.
Thank you to our sponsors:
Note: Hexham Racecourse New Address
Our office has been relocated from The Riding to the Racecourse. The new address: is
Hexham Racecourse | High Yarridge | Hexham | Northumberland | NE46 2JP.
The office telephone number remains as 01434 606881.
Previous meetings - Full reports on every meeting here
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