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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.


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.


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.