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

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

Newcastle Racecourse is located at Gosforth Park,near Newcastle Upon Tyne,the north east of England.

Update - Newcastle have decided to go down the all weather route.They now race on a Tapeta surface (flat) and will hold 37 meetings this year(2016).

Both codes of racing take place at Newcastle Racecourse - flat and National Hunt fixtures.


Like the majority of race tracks in England,they race left handed at Newcastle.

The flat,and National Hunt track,are about 1 mile 6 furlongs circuit,with easy to negotiate bends.

Newcastle is a track for galloping horses,and front runners do well here.

The run to the finishing line at Newcastle is uphill,and particularly in soft or heavy going,stamina is a major requirement.

Newcastle Racecourse can accommodate straight track flat races from 5 furlongs,right up to a straight mile.

Draw bias - you need low numbers to have best chance of winning on straight track when going is soft or heavy.

Lots of bars and eating venues from fast food to fine dining (which you should always pre book to guarantee a table).

Racing has taken place in Newcastle area since early 17th Century,and at Gosforth Park since 1881.

Newcastle was a little run down,but recent developments to the racecourse will delight racegoers who perhaps have not visited recently.

Newcastle is a busy track and they host about 30 meetings for flat and National Hunt enthusiasts throughout the year.

The highlight of the year at Newcastle Racecourse is the Northumberland Plate festival held in June.

The Northumberland Plate is often referred to by locals as "The Pitmans Derby" - and when the race was introduced,all the local miners in the many coal pits in the area,were given a holiday in celebration of the race.

The top National Hunt event is The Fighting Fifth Hurdle race,held in November,which always attracts top class contenders.

Wherever you station yourself at Newcastle,you will get an excellent and clear view of the racing action.

Children under 16 can get in free with an adult,and Newcastle Racecourse provide entertainment for children,including a funfair at the big holiday and weekend meetings.

The second busiest day at Newcastle is the recently introduced Ladies Day,and 15,000+ attend that meeting.

Racecourse is within beautiful setting of Gosforth Park estate - over 800 acres of parkland.

Disabled racegoers will enjoy their day at Newcastle with ramps,lifts,and other facilities to help them get about the track.

Newcastle Airport is very close to track and a 10 minute taxi journey will get you to the racecourse.

Newcastle Racecourse can host all your functions from business meetings,weddings,conferences etc. - contact events manager for details.

You may like to visit Newcastle races in style - pre book a private box overlooking the course,and you can book from 6 to 36 people.

Maybe you use helicopter to get about - you can land at Newcastle Racecourse,but confirm with management before raceday.

Rail travelers should alight at Newcastle Central - and a cab or bus will get you to the track in about 10 minutes.

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