Hexham Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing track located in Hexham, Northumberland, England.To visit Hexham Racecourse on your trip to Hexham, use our Hexham trip itinerary tool.
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.
Hexham Racecourse Reviews
I’ve just returned from a two day trip to Northumberland and I just had to visit Hexham races again! It literally is the racecourse in Britain with the finest views. Although it was one of the... more »
Wednesday 11th December meeting, very cold and windy but a great day out with fantastic views over the course. 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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