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Hexham Racecourse, Hexham

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Hexham Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing track located in Hexham, Northumberland, England.
Situated 800 feet above sea level at High Yarridge, just south of the town, the course is a left-handed circuit of about one and a half miles with a short uphill climb on the approach to the finishing straight and a run-in of 250 yards. The run in is perfectly flat with zero gradient. When approaching the last fence the last 60 yards is slightly downhill. Hexham is a National Hunt course with ten fences for the steeplechasers to negotiate. Its principal race is the Heart of All England Hunter Chase.
Hexham is the most northerly National Hunt course in England and its remote position means that no races are held in February.
As at July 2019, 22 horses have been killed at the racecourse since 2007.

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  • First time at the course it’s fantastic place great views across outstanding staff a credit to the industry we are both members at Ludlow race course and Hexham just as good we had 3 nights at the on....  more »
  • Campsite Review : stayed here four nights in total. It was a quiet / clean / well kept racecourse site. Stayed over a weekend when it did get busy. There were a few youngsters running around playing.....  more »
  • Nice site. Good toilet and shower block. Slightly uneven ground for tents. Only down side is the misleading prices. Caravans £18 including electric. Tents £18 plus extra for electric hook up . I should have booked and paid for a caravan by phone and turned up with my tent instead. When asked why tents pay more when they generally use less electric i was advised its just the price. ....
  • Very picturesque course with good views of surrounding hills. With a nice clubhouse with a bar and good view of the course, the staff are very polite and helpful. As this is small course everything is close including the parade ring. Very enjoyable day out at the races.
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