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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.

A photo of racehorses racing past the stands on another circuit at Hexham Racecourse Pavilion Restaurant - Grande Buffet with a superb view of the course. See Hospitality. The Henderson Suite offers great private dining and refreshment facilities A photo of a wedding party at Hexham Racecourse

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.

Henderson Room

Overlooking the parade ring, the Henderson Room offers great dining with a panoramic view of the course and the winner's enclosure.

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.

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.

The Racegoers Club Award - Hexham Racecourse voted Best Small Racecourse in Scotland and the North 2015 Racehorses running up the hill to the finishing post A photo of a table in the Henderson Room A photo of a horses in the paddock at Hexham Racecourse
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Next Meeting - 28th March 2017 sponsored by 188BET - Buy Tickets


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Next meeting, sponsored by 188BET, Tues 28th March 2017 - details here
Last meeting: 188BET Cheltenham Festival Raceday - details here
The Injured Jockeys Fund Receive cheque for £2,500 - details here
New Sponsor for 2017 - 188BET - details here
Exciting opportunity to sponsor a race on Northumberland Day - details here.
Festive Raffle raises £520 for Injured Jockeys Fund - Do You Have Winning Ticket?
Meeting - 7th December 2016 - Read meeting report
Full Race Reports for Previous Meetings
News Archive

Next Meeting - Tuesday 28th March 2017 - Sponsored by 188BET

188BET logo. Click image to visit their websiteThe next meeting comes along quickly with a first race time of 2pm and the last of the six-race card setting off at 4 30pm, with the feature race - the 188BET Handicap Hurdle (value £10k) due off at 3.30pm. Gates open at 12pm.

Advance GOING is HEAVY, waterlogged in places.

There are still some excellent value Pavilion Restaurant Packages still available at £72 per person.

As usual 2 free buses have been laid on take racegoers to the course with one leaving the Train Station at 12.38pm and the Bus Station at 12.45pm.


Last Meeting - 16th March 2017 - 188BET Cheltenham Festival Raceday

Racing returned to Yarridge Height in 2017 with the 188BET Cheltenham Festival Raceday meeting.

A full report of the day's racing can be found on our meeting reports page.

Injured Jockeys Fund Boost

At our meeting on 16th March a presentation of a cheque for £2,500 was made to the Injured Jockeys Fund. It was part of the agreement with Challenge Northumberland when holding their Mad March Mare event at the Racecourse earlier this year

Injured Jockeys Fund cheque presentation at Hexham Racecourse on 16th March 2017. In photo (L - R) Jimmy Walton (Chairman, Hexham Racecourse), Neville Duncan (Director, Challenge Northumberland), Karen Sharpe (Injured Jockeys Fund) and Lauren Dobson (Marketing Manager, Hexham Racecourse)

On hand to help make the presentation to Karen Sharp from the Injured Jockeys Fund (3rd from left) were: (from left to right) Jimmy Walton (Chairman, Hexham Racecourse), Neville Duncan (Director, Challenge Northumberland) and (right) Lauren Dobson (Marketing Manager, Hexham Racecourse).

188BET to sponsor 2 Hexham Racecourse Meetings in 2017

We are delighted to announce 188BET as the new sponsors of our opening meeting, now the 188BET Cheltenham Festival Raceday, on Thursday 16th March and our second race meeting on Tuesday 28th March 2017.

Exciting Opportunity for ALL racegoers and companies on Northumberland Day

Northumberland Day logo

As part of the Northumberland Day celebrations on our 23rd May race meeting, we are selling races to companies/individuals who would like to be involved. It could be a lot less expensive than you think!

Race sponsorship at Hexham is an exciting and cost effective way to promote your company. It is also a great way to celebrate special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries or just for a great fun day out.

Discover all the benefits on our sponsorship page or call 01434 606881 for more details. Please note that we have a limited number of races available so you are advised to contact the office as soon as possible.


Already taken up the opportunity for their special Northumberland 'Day at the Races'! Will you be next?

'Port of Blyth logo

We are pleased to announce that PORT of BLYTH have taken up this exciting opportunity and will have a race named after them.

Northumberland County Show logo

Northumberland County Show have also seen the potential of race sponsorship and an excellent opportunity to promote their event.

Meeting - Wednesday 7th December 2016 - At The Races Day

A great day of racing was witnessed by the crowd at our festive meeting where the racegoers also had an extra Christmas bonus of a 7th race. A report on the day's racing is available on our meeting reports page.

Festive Raffle raises £520 for Injured Jockeys Fund

Christmas Cake won in a raffle at Hexham racecourse on 7th December 2016Olwyn Cameron (the racecourse caretaker/head groundsman's wife) made a fabulous Christmas cake to raise money for the Injured Jockeys Fund.

By selling raffle tickets at our meetings on 4th November and 7th December she raised a grand total of £520.

The winner was announced at our festive meeting but the prize has not been claimed yet! Do you have the winning ticket - number 200 under the name of Watson?

Please contact the Racecourse Office on 01434 606881.

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Previous meetings - Full reports on every meeting here

More stories can be found in our News Archive.

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