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Enjoy a friendly atmosphere with a superb view of the course and the magnificent surrounding countryside. Enjoy a drink and a light snack in the bar or a full meal in the restaurant or private box.

There are also many opportunities for companies and groups to entertain guests and sponsor races.

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At The Races

Hexham Racecourse takes full advantage of a natural amphitheatre of sloping grass below the stands to provide superb viewing of horse racing as well as the magnificent surrounding countryside.

Ladies Day - 25th June

Ladies Day 2017 - 25th June. Will you be 1st past the post in the fashion stakes? Great hospitality package available.

Wedding Ceremonies

Hexham Racecourse has a licence to hold marriage ceremonies and set in beautiful country surroundings it's the perfect venue for the ceremony and reception.

Pavilion Restaurant

Grande Buffet with traditional carvery, hot and cold cuisine, salad bar and desserts to tantalise your taste buds, with a superb view of the course.

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Next Meeting - Mon 21st August 2017 - Family Fun Evening - 1st Race 5pm


News Index

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
News Archive

Mon 21st August 2017 - Family Fun Evening - 1st Race 5pm

Family Fun Evening Potser thumbnail imageLooking for something to do during the school holidays? Look no further than Hexham Races, there’s fun for all the family.

An evening of live racing and free entertainment in the children’s area including Penalty Shoot-Out, Crazy Golf, Mega 4 In Line, Bouncy Castles and Face Painting.

FREE ENTRY for accompanied under 18s.

Find out much more about the meeting and a host of activities and videos organised nationally as part of Great British Racing's biggest ever national under 18s campaign #STIRRUPSUMMER on our Family Fun Evening page.


The racecourse will be laying on 2 courtesy buses. The first leaves the railway station at 3.37pm and the second from the bus station at 3.45pm. Both return after the final race.

Please bear in mind the buses operate on a first come first served basis and fill up quickly.

Roadworks and Road Closures*

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.

Meeting - Sun 25th June - totepool Ladies Day

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.

Hexham Racecourse Ladies Day 2017 Prize Winners

Meeting - Sat 17th June - Marie Curie Day - 1st Race 2.15pm

Epsom Racecourse 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.

Hexham Racecourse 'Derby Day' Meeting - Saturday 3rd June 2017

Epsom Racecourse 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.

Meeting - Northumberland Day - 23rd May 2017

Northumberland Day logoA 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:

'Port of Blyth logo Northumberland County Show logo

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

More stories can be found in our News Archive.

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