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A Punters Guide to HEXHAM RaceTrack - Left Hand,Right Hand,Galloping,Easy.HEXHAM Racecourse Facts.

A description of Hexham Racetrack - Gradients,Direction,Trivia, - Hexham Racecourse.

Hexham Racecourse is in the far north of England overlooking the town of Hexham - Northumberland's only surviving racecourse.

Hexham is Englands most northerly racetrack

Like most racecourses in England Hexham races left handed.

The course is undulating in nature,with a track circumference of 1mile 4 furlongs.


Course specialists thrive here as the track is sharp and twisting which does not suit many horses.

Hexham gets lots of rainfall and this means soft or heavy going on most racedays.

The soft going,plus a stiff climb to winning line,requires stamina and fortitude to win here.

You do not want to see your horse making the running at Hexham,or even leading at the last fence - most winners leave it late to swoop to victory on the steep run to the line.

The fences have been modified over the years,and Hexhams fences are now considered fairly easy to negotiate (11 fences each circuit ).

Limited grandstand facilities at Hexham - however the track is a natural amphitheatre and viewing from grassed areas is superb.

Hexham Racecourse have been hosting National Hunt fixtures for more than a century.

Racing in the area for about 300 years,but the existing Hexham Racecourse was opened in 1890.

No flat racing here,just National Hunt fixtures.

Wear warm clothing if going racing at Hexham - the track is almost 800 feet above sea level.

During the second world war Hexham was selected,due to its remoteness,as ammunition site,and requisitioned to help the war effort.

Hunter Chase fans regard the Heart of All England Hunter Chase as a very important race and is always a popular day at Hexham.


Weather can be brutal in this area,and for that reason Hexham never schedule race meetings during February.

Hexham hold 14 meetings,all National Hunt,during the year.

Children 16 and under get in free to Hexham Racecourse accompanied by an adult.

A reserved car park for disabled visitors provides a superb view of the racing action.

Meetings,parties,exhibitions etc.,can be hosted here with facilities for up to 120 - contact marketing if interested.

If you go to Hexham in a group - contact marketing before race day and get 20% discount for 20 plus group visitors.

Getting married soon ? - Hexham Racecourse has a marriage license !.

Racegoers who travel by rail are well served - get off at Hexham,and use free bus shuttle to racecourse.

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