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Located at High Gosforth Park, Newcastle Racecourse has staged racing since 1882. Today, it hosts over 60 race meetings a year and is one of the busiest racecourses in the UK.
Newcastle Racecourse hosts flat racing on a floodlit all-weather track, which was built in the winter of 2015/16. However, the racecourse also features a turf track, which is used for National Hunt (jumps) racing.
The highlight of Newcastle’s racing calendar is the Northumberland Plate Festival, which takes place in June. This is a three-day fixture that also includes the Gosforth Park Cup and the Chipchase Stakes. Those races are both valuable sprints, while the ‘Plate ’is a two-mile handicap that is sometimes billed as a ‘Northern Hemisphere Melbourne Cup’.
Newcastle also hosts a couple of notable jump meetings, including a Grade 1 contest in the shape of the Fighting Fifth Hurdle – a race which, along with the Christmas Hurdle (Kempton Park) and Champion Hurdle (Cheltenham), forms a ‘Triple Crown’ of top two-mile hurdle races in the UK. This race is also a recognised staging post on ‘the road to Cheltenham’.
Another competitive Newcastle Racecourse fixture is the Eider Chase. This four-mile race is run in February and is seen as a trial race for the Grand National.
Newcastle Racecourse Betting
Betting at Newcastle races is a time-honoured tradition. At Newcastle, betting facilities are available across all enclosures. Plus, the majority of the course’s hospitality options also have table-side betting services or a betting station within a suite.
At Newcastle races, you can place bets on your phone using the free Wi-Fi, or place bets with the Totepool or the bookmakers. This means that there’s plenty of ways you can make the most of all the Newcastle tips you’re sat on!
The bookmakers at the racecourse all accept cash, but some will also accept debit cards. Please note that there are no cash machines at the racecourse, so if you want to use cash for bets then you’ll need to bring some with you.
Within the betting rings, you’ll find odds and horse information on all that day's racing. The bookmakers within the ring will also clearly display their minimum stake value, whether they’re taking on Each Way or Win Only bets, as well as their current odds.
As mentioned, Totepools are also present throughout the racecourse. These display all the odds and allow you to place a great range of bets. Just remember that Totepool betting is a little different to fixed odds betting and the amount won is determined by the total amount staked on the race and on the particular horse that wins.
You should also remember to consider all the latest Newcastle racing tips and look out for the best odds for your tipped horse before you place your bet!
Newcastle Racecourse Betting Tips & Winners
Betting is popular at all Newcastle Racecourse fixtures. Thankfully, you’ll find the best Newcastle racing tips right here on this page.
Searching for a quick tip? Well, looking at past Newcastle racing results can help. With this in mind, here are the most successful trainers at Newcastle races in the last five years (2019-2023):
|Best Trainers at Newcastle - 2019-2023 Flat :
|Best Trainers at Newcastle - 2019-2023 Jumps :
|- Richard Fahey
|- Luke Morris
|- Michael Appleby
|- Donald McCain
|- Roger Varian
|- Rebecca Menzies
|- Jim Goldie
|- Micky Hammond
|- William Haggas
|- Sandy Thomson
|- K. R. Burke
|- Brian Ellison
And the top jockeys are as follows:
|Best Jockeys at Newcastle - 2019-2023 Flat :
|Best Jockeys at Newcastle - 2019-2023 Jumps :
|- Ben Curtis
|- Brian Hughes
|- Paul Mulrennan
|- Sean Quinlan
|- P. J. McDonald
|- Henry Brooke
|- Jason Hart
|- Ryan Mania
|- Daniel Tudhope
|- Danny McMenamin
More and more Newcastle tips are becoming available each year, and this is particularly the case when the big meetings are on. So, why not check back regularly for all the latest and greatest Newcastle race tips?
Newcastle Racecourse Maps
Flat Racing (All-Weather) at Newcastle Racecourse
Newcastle Racecourse switched from a turf track to an all-weather track in the winter of 2015/16. It now uses a Tapeta track like the one used at Wolverhampton.
The flat racing at Newcastle takes the form of a left-handed oval with long, sweeping bends. Here, it’s advantageous for jockeys to grab a position on the rail.
This is a galloping track with wide turns, which is described as ‘very fair’. As a result, plenty of trainers favour Newcastle for their horse’s first real racing experience.
Unlike many of the other all-weather tracks in the country, Newcastle’s track also features a floodlit straight mile, which is uphill for the final four furlongs. This caters for racing held at 5f, 6f, 7f and 8f, as well as evening meetings.
Flat racing is hugely popular at Newcastle Racecourse, and the floodlit track hosts 50 fixtures per year. In 2019, it became the first racecourse to host a Group One race on an all-weather track, after it staged the Vertem Futurity Trophy.
Jump Racing (Turf) at Newcastle Racecourse
Newcastle’s jump track is left-handed, galloping and features a steady uphill rise from the home turn. The stiff nature of this track often results in steadily-run affairs. This means that many races really only begin in earnest once the horses are in line for home. At this point, a position towards the stand rail can provide an advantage, so this is where the senior jockeys usually head.
Newcastle Racecourse Dress Code
There is no dress code in the Grandstand at Newcastle Racecourse. However, most racegoers choose a smart casual outfit (sportswear and ripped jeans are discouraged).
That said, if you’re planning on attending Newcastle Racecourse Ladies Day, then dressing smartly is highly recommended. Some of the racecourse’s feature days also host ‘Best Dressed’ competitions, so you could win prizes for your fashion efforts.
In some enclosures, a more formal dress code is in place. For example, you’re asked to dress smartly if you’re entering a hospitality area or the Premier Enclosure. In these locations, sportswear, trainers and fancy dress are not permitted. On top of this, shirts must have a collar (although a tie is not essential). Smart jeans and tailored shorts are acceptable here.
Please note that there is no dress code for children across either enclosures or in hospitality. Fancy dress is allowed in the Grandstand, providing it’s decent and would not cause offence to other guests.
How to Get to Newcastle Racecourse
Newcastle Racecourse is situated in High Gosforth Park, five miles to the north of Newcastle city centre.
Many racegoers take a taxi to the racecourse from the city centre. This takes around 15 minutes. However, others choose to drive. If you’re driving, pop the following address into your sat nav:
High Gosforth Park
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel: 0191 236 2020
When you get close, you’ll need to follow the racecourse signage. This will take you to the on-site parking, which is available for free.
A reliable local bus service can also get you to the course. You can hop on the number 43 or 44 bus from the Haymarket Bus Station. These leave every few minutes.
You should also be aware that, on a Saturday when racing is taking place, there’s a free shuttle bus service that runs from Four Lane Ends and Regent Centre Metro Stations to the racecourse, beginning an hour and a half before the racing starts and running until the first race time. Buses then return from the racecourse to the same metro stations directly after racing.