What's On

Thu 13 Dec 2018

188BET Raceday

Sat 15 Dec 2018

Winter Afternoon Racing

Wed 19 Dec 2018

Winter Twilight Racing

Sat 22 Dec 2018

188BET Northumberland Chase Raceday

Featured Event
Wed 02 Jan 2019

Evening All-Weather Racing

Sat 05 Jan 2019

Afternoon Jump Racing

Sun 06 Jan 2019

Afternoon All-Weather Racing

Tue 08 Jan 2019

Evening All-Weather Racing

Sat 12 Jan 2019

Afternoon Evening Racing

Tue 15 Jan 2019

Afternoon Jump Racing

Thu 17 Jan 2019

Evening All-Weather Racing

Tue 22 Jan 2019

Evening All-Weather Racing

Fri 25 Jan 2019

Evening All-Weather Racing

Tue 29 Jan 2019

Afternoon Jump Racing

Thu 31 Jan 2019

Evening All-Weather Racing

Fri 01 Feb 2019

Evening All-Weather Racing

Fri 08 Feb 2019

Evening All-Weather Racing

Tue 12 Feb 2019

Evening All-Weather Racing

Fri 15 Feb 2019

Evening All-Weather Racing

Wed 20 Feb 2019

Afternoon All-Weather Racing

Sat 23 Feb 2019

Eider Chase Raceday

Featured Event

Head to Newcastle for a Saturday afternoon of great jump racing, featuring the historic Betfred Eider Handicap Chase, a trial for the most famous jump race of them all, the Grand National. Like most recently Comply Or Die, will we see an Eider hero go on to claim Aintree glory?

The Eider Chase is named after the black & white Eider breed of duck. Historically, Newcastle Racecourse hosted a set of races named after many breeds of duck, that lived within the High Gosforth Park estate, in which Newcastle Racecourse is set. The Eider Chase is the most famous and last remaining race of the set, first run in 1952, this will be the 48th running of the race.

Thu 28 Feb 2019

Afternoon All-Weather Racing

Fri 01 Mar 2019

Evening All-Weather Racing

Tue 05 Mar 2019

Afternoon Jump Racing

Fri 08 Mar 2019

Evening All-Weather Racing

Sat 16 Mar 2019

St Patrick's Raceday

Featured Event
Fri 22 Mar 2019

Evening All-Weather Racing

Thu 28 Mar 2019

Afternoon Jump Racing

Fri 29 Mar 2019

Evening All-Weather Racing

Mon 01 Apr 2019

Evening All-Weather Racing

Sat 06 Apr 2019

Grand National Raceday

Thu 11 Apr 2019

Evening All-Weather Racing

Fri 19 Apr 2019

Good Friday Raceday

Fri 03 May 2019

Evening All-Weather Racing

Tue 04 Jun 2019

Evening All-Weather Racing

Thu 27 Jun 2019

Stobart Aviation Raceday

Featured Event
Fri 28 Jun 2019

Stobart Energy Racenight

Featured Event
Sat 29 Jun 2019

Stobart Rail & Civils Northumberland Plate Day

Featured Event
Sat 27 Jul 2019

Collingwood Insurance Beeswing Ladies Day

Featured Event
Thu 08 Aug 2019

Evening All-Weather Racing

Fri 30 Aug 2019

Evening All-Weather Racing

Enclosures

Where to be for the best views

Premier Enclosure

A ticket for the Premier Enclosure allows access to all public areas of the racecourse including Cocktail Lounge Bar & Colonel Porters Hall. The stand has superb facilities including modern bars, food outlets, Tote betting outlets, cafe style seating, seats on the terrace over-looking the Parade Ring and plenty of TVs. Premier Enclosure admission also allows access to the Winners’ Enclosure and Pre-Parade Ring, Parade Ring and all racecourse bars and catering outlets.

Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure

A ticket for the Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure allows access to the Grandstand Hall, Lawns and Parade Ring.

High Gosforth Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 5HP
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Travel Information

How to find us

Ideally located in the North East of England. Follow brown and white tourist board signs bearing a horse and rider from the A1, A19 and main approach roads to Newcastle.

Directions

By Train

Newcastle Central Station is 15 minutes by taxi. Regent Centre Metro Station is situated 2 miles from the racecourse.

By Bus

Numbers 43 and 44 leave from Haymarket Bus Station in Newcastle City Centre every few minutes and arrive at a stop just outside the racecourse road entrance. There is a free shuttle bus service on racedays that runs from Four Lane Ends & Regent Centre Metro Stations to the racecourse, beginning an hour and a half before racing, and then returns from the racecourse to the same metro stations directly after racing.

By Air

Newcastle International Airport is situated 6 miles from the racecourse, and is easily accessible. Helicopters can land at the racecourse, please contact the Racecourse Office on 0191 236 2020.

By Road

Ideally located in the North East of England. Follow brown and white tourist board signs bearing a horse and rider from the A1, A19 and main approach roads to Newcastle.

Parking

There is ample free parking available onsite for all raceday and event guests. Owners, Trainers and Jockeys have a dedicated car park, opposite the main entrance. Disabled parking is also located in close proximity to the racecourse entrance.

Dress Codes

What to wear

The dress code in hospitality areas and the Premier Enclosure is smart casual. Sportswear, trainers and fancy dress are not permitted. Shirts must have a collar, a tie is not essential. Smart jeans and tailored shorts are acceptable.

There is no dress code in the Grandstand, or when One Enclosure is in operation. Fancy dress is allowed, providing it’s decent and would not cause offence to other guests.

There is no dress code for children in the enclosures or hospitality.

Many guests opt to dress smartly for the occasion, especially on feature racedays.

Racecourse Information

The History

The town Moore hosted the first recorded Northumberland plate in 1833 and did so until 1881 when the famous race was moved to High Gosforth Park. 1882 saw the first running of the Plate at Gosforth Park with a new flat and chase course, new stand and stabling for 100 horses.

The estate developed over the years to include parklands, golf clubs, a nature reserve and a scout camp.

The Racecourse had fallen into some decay and was purchased in 1994 by Northern Racing, with that the estate saw an £11 million investment to all its facilities. In 2013 Arena Racing Company announced plans to change the flat turf course into an all-weather track while retaining a turf jumping racecourse. The new tapeta track was completed early 2016.

Newcastle Racecourse stages both flat and National Hunt racing.