What's On

Fri 03 May 2019

Evening All-Weather Racing

Tue 04 Jun 2019

Evening All-Weather Racing

Thu 27 Jun 2019

Stobart Aviation Raceday

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Fri 28 Jun 2019

Stobart Energy Racenight

Featured Event
Sat 29 Jun 2019

Stobart Rail & Civils Northumberland Plate Day with Madness Live

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The Stobart Group Festival Of Racing concludes with the Stobart Rail & Civils Northumberland Plate Day featuring Madness Live After Racing. This is the most famous race meeting of the year at Newcastle, featuring the Stobart Rail & Civils Northumberland Plate, a two mile heritage handicap worth £150,000, making it the richest two mile handicap in Europe.

The historic race previously known as the Pitmen's Derby, formed the centrepiece of the holiday period known locally as Race Week for local mine workers. Today's Plate Day attracts a diverse crowd of racegoers and many ladies treat it as the North-East’s version of Royal Ascot, but with a more relaxed and informal atmosphere.

The racing card also includes the Chipchase Stakes, a Group 3, six furlong sprint. This is one of only two Group 3 flat races staged at Newcastle Racecourse all year, the other being the Group 3 Hoppings Stakes, staged on the evening card before Plate Day. As well as top class racing, there will be the Best Dressed Male competition with plenty of fantastic prizes up for grabs.

Live after racing, iconic British Ska band Madness will be performing a full set, including many of their 15 top 10 UK singles. All tickets and packages include access to the racing and Madness concert afterwards.

Sat 27 Jul 2019

Collingwood Insurance Beeswing Ladies Day

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Thu 08 Aug 2019

Evening All-Weather Racing

Fri 30 Aug 2019

Evening All-Weather Racing

Fri 06 Sep 2019

NWL WaterAid Raceday

Head to Newcaslte for an afternoon of exciting all-weather racing. This raceday is proudly sponsored by Northumbrian Water and staged in support of Northumbrian WaterAid. Northumbrian Water provide a sustainable, affordable, clean and safe water supply. They are currently working with WaterAid to help bring clean water and decent toilets to over 70,000 people in Madagascar.

Tue 17 Sep 2019

Evening All-Weather Racing

Head to Newcastle for an evening of exciting all-weather racing.

Fri 20 Sep 2019

Evening All-Weather Racing

Head to Newcastle for an evening of exciting all-weather racing.

Wed 25 Sep 2019

Evening All-Weather Racing

Head to Newcastle for an evening of exciting all-weather racing.

Fri 27 Sep 2019

Evening All-Weather Racing

Head to Newcastle for an evening of exciting all-weather racing.

Wed 02 Oct 2019

Evening All-Weather Racing

Head to Newcastle for an evening of exciting all-weather racing.

Mon 07 Oct 2019

Evening All-Weather Racing

Head to Newcastle for an evening of exciting all-weather racing.

Wed 09 Oct 2019

Evening All-Weather Racing

Head to Newcastle for an evening of exciting all-weather racing.

Fri 11 Oct 2019

Evening All-Weather Racing

Head to Newcastle for an evening of exciting all-weather racing.

Fri 18 Oct 2019

James Paul Services Racenight

Head to Newcastle for an evening of exciting all-weather racing.

Tue 22 Oct 2019

Evening All-Weather Racing

Head to Newcastle for an evening of exciting all-weather racing.

Fri 25 Oct 2019

Evening All-Weather Racing

Head to Newcastle for an evening of exciting 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.