Plan Your Raceday
Plan your day at Hexham Races
Plan your day at Hexham Races
There is ample free parking for cars and coaches. If you are using a SatNav, please use postcode NE46 2JP.
Details of train times and fares to and from Hexham Rail Station can be found on www.northernrailway.co.uk
The Racecourse provides two courtesy buses which run from and return to Hexham Rail Station, Hexham Bus Station. This service is run by Tyne Valley Coaches on a “first come, first served” basis. Times will be available on our website before each raceday. The Racecourse can not guarantee seats on return buses.
Advanced Taxis, based in Hexham, specialise in transporting racegoers to and from the Racecourse. For more information about the company or to book a taxi please call 01434 606565 or visit www.advancedtaxis.com
EcoCabs Hexham, provide taxis and minibuses to and from Hexham Racecourse. The fleet includes 4 & 6 seat taxis, 8 seat people carriers, 16 seat minibuses and a 22 seat mini-coach. To book please call 01434 600600 or visit EcoCabs Hexham.
There are a number of other taxi firms operating in the area. We suggest anyone attending by taxi to book in advance.
Newcastle Airport is located approximately 35-mile North East of the Racecourse. More information can be found on www.newcastleairport.com
Please note that the racecourse is not responsible for the content of external websites.
The dress code is Smart/Casual. Smart jeans and shorts are permitted but no football shirts. Fancy dress is allowed; however we do request that it is respectable and will not offend other racegoers. It is advisable to dress appropriately for the weather conditions.
Picnics are allowed outside, food not allowed to be taken into the buildings unless purchased on site. However, we do not allow alcohol to be brought onto the racecourse, there will be a bag search and security will confiscate any alcohol found.
There is no cash machine facilities on site, however cash points can be found on the main street in Hexham. Cash and card payments accepted throughout the Racecourse.
When on course, you are able to place a bet with bookmakers standing in the betting ring, in the Britbet operated betting shop located in the Princess Anne Bar or the betting windows situated next to the Shire Bar. For those racegoers enjoying hospitality Britbet couriers are available in the Pavilion Restaurant, Private Boxes, Henderson Suite, Chase Bar and Curlew Room.
Shop around for the best odds against your selection. When you have decided on where to place your bet, state the number of your chosen horse and the stake, for example “number 4, £2 win”. Listen to the bookmaker repeat the number of the horse and the stake to their clerk and hand your stake to the bookmaker. You will then be given an itemised receipt providing the details of your bet and possible winnings. You should keep this ticket safe.
If your selection is placed or wins, hand the ticket back to the bookmaker for settlement. NEVER destroy your ticket until after the “Weighed In” announcement has been made as there could be a Stewards Enquiry and the winner or placed horses may be disqualified. You may bet with confidence with any bookmaker on course as they operate with Administration of Gambling on Tracks Ltd (AGT) approval. In the unlikely event of a dispute with a bookmaker, please call upon the assistance of the AGT Betting Ring Manager, who can be found in an office at the end of the Princess Anne Bar in the Paddock Enclosure. AGT also offer a “late pay” service in case the bookmaker leaves the course before you have collected your winnings. Late pay claims should be sent to AGT, 3a Kings Hall, Parsons Green, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 4WY.
Straight = Win only
Each Way = This is a bet for your selection to win or be placed. A bookmaker taking each way bets will display the terms on which they accept such bets on top of their board. Standard terms for each way betting…
Away Betting = Many bookmakers will also take bets for other race meetings on the same day.
Betting Without The Favourite = At reduced odds you can back a horse and collect if it runs second to the horse nominated by the bookmaker as the favourite.
Straight Forecast = Name the first and second horse in the correct order.