What's On

Thu 28 Jun 2018

Betfred Seaton Delaval Trophy Raceday

Featured Event

The Betfred Northumberland Plate Festival begins with the Betfred Seaton Delaval Trophy Raceday.

The feature race of the day is the Seaton Delaval Handicap Stakes, a very competitive and valuable Class 2. The race is named after both the local village in Northumberland and a horse by the same name, who was victorious in the 1893 Northumberland Plate.

Fri 29 Jun 2018

Stobart Energy Raceday with Deacon Blue Live After Racing

Featured Event

The Stobart Group Festival Of Racing continues with the Stobart Energy Raceday with Deacon Blue Live After Racing, the perfect Friday evening event to start your weekend!

The evening features a host of excellent and competitive races. Expect a blisteringly quick affair when the sprinters take on the Gosforth Park Cup over five furlongs, won last year by Line Of Reason in spectacular fashion. Then later on the card, we stage the recently upgraded Group 3 Hoppings Stakes for top class fillies.

Following racing Deacon Blue will take to the stage to perform a full set, including their big hits "Dignity" and "Real Gone Kid". All tickets offer admission to the racing and Deacon Blue concert. Then later on the card, we stage the Listed Hoppings Stakes for top class fillies.

Following racing there will be star music act, with details to be confirmed very soon, check back soon for details.

Sat 30 Jun 2018

Stobart Rail Northumberland Plate Day

Featured Event

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

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.

Sat 28 Jul 2018

Collingwood Insurance Beeswing Ladies Day


Now firmly established as the highlight of the social calendar in the North East, Ladies Day is the perfect setting to enjoy a day out with your best friends and family. The most glamorous race day of the flat season combines an exciting day of fashion, fillies and of course a glass of fizz.

Dressing to impress is highly recommended, as the Best Dressed Lady competition will once again be centre stage during the afternoon. Thousands of pounds worth of prizes are on offer to the Best Dressed Lady, runner-up and top 10 finalists.

Thu 09 Aug 2018

Summer Evening Racing

Fri 31 Aug 2018

Summer Evening Racing

Mon 03 Sep 2018

Autumn Evening Racing

Fri 07 Sep 2018

Autumn Afternoon Racing

Fri 21 Sep 2018

Autumn Evening Racing

Mon 24 Sep 2018

Autumn Twilight Racing

Fri 28 Sep 2018

Autumn Evening Racing

Wed 03 Oct 2018

Autumn Twilight Racing

Tue 09 Oct 2018

Autumn Twilight Racing

Wed 17 Oct 2018

Autumn Twilight Racing

Fri 19 Oct 2018

Autumn Evening Racing

Tue 23 Oct 2018

Autumn Afternoon Racing

Wed 24 Oct 2018

Autumn Twilight Racing

Wed 07 Nov 2018

Autumn Twilight Racing

Fri 09 Nov 2018

Autumn Evening Racing

Fri 16 Nov 2018

Autumn Afternoon Racing

Thu 22 Nov 2018

Autumn Afternoon Racing

Wed 28 Nov 2018

Autumn Twilight Racing

Fri 30 Nov 2018

Autumn Evening Racing

Sat 01 Dec 2018

Fighting Fifth Hurdle Raceday


Join us for a Saturday afternoon of great jump racing, featuring the historic Fighting Fifth Hurdle, the first Grade 1 hurdle of the 2018-19 national hunt season, and the Rehearsal Chase, a listed Chase.

The Fighting Fifth Hurdle was won in 2017 in spectacular fashion by top class hurdler Buveur D'Air, who will be taking the honours this year?

Thu 13 Dec 2018

Winter Afternoon Racing

Sat 15 Dec 2018

Winter Afternoon Racing

Wed 19 Dec 2018

Winter Twilight Racing

Sat 22 Dec 2018

Winter Afternoon 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.