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Newcastle Racecourse

Racecourse Guide

Known locally as Gosforth Park, Newcastle provides a high standard of action under both codes. The Flat course with its uphill rise of four furlongs makes this one of the stiffest tracks in the country and the highlight of the season is undoubtedly the Northumberland Plate in June - a fiercely battled staying handicap. Over the jumps, the Fighting Fifth Hurdle which takes place at the end of November regularly attracts a number of the leading hurdlers in the country.

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Contact and Location

Newcastle Racecourse, High Gosforth Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE3 5HP. United Kingdom.
Official Website:

The Effect of the Draw

High numbers are best in straight races when the going is good or faster, but low numbers have an advantage in big fields when it's soft. Concentrate on the top six stalls on fast ground and the bottom six stalls on soft or heavy - for 5f and 6f races with more than fifteen runners.

Local Knowledge


  1. Five Star (1.9 miles away)
    Tel: +44 191 222 0555

Places to Stay

  1. Newcastle Marriott Hotel Gosforth Park (0.6 miles away)
    High Gosforth Park, NewCastle upon Tyne NE3 5HN, UK
    Tel: +44 191 236 4111

  2. Jesmond Dene House (2.2 miles away)
    Jesmond Dene Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE2 2EY, UK
    Tel: +44 191 212 3000