A Guide to Hexham Race Course

Overview

Situated in Northumberland, England Hexham Racecourse was founded in 1890 by carpet factory owner Charles Henderson. His love for riding – and for all sports in general – led him to build a racecourse 800 feet above sea level at High Yarridge.

The highlight of the Hexham calendar year is the Heart of All England Hunter Chase, which is run in early May which is open to horses over 5 years old. It is run over a course distance of 3 miles and 41 yards and there are 19 fences to navigate.

The Hexham course is a left handed oval circuit measuring 1 mile and 4 furlongs long with 10 fences per circuit. The course is undulating with a steep uphill section before a short flat run in.  It is the most northerly National Hunt course in England.

 

Bullet Points

  • Left Handed course
  • Circuit length is 1 mile and 4 furlongs
  • Undulating with steep inclines
  • 10 fences per circuit

Map of Hexham Racecourse

Map of Hexham Racecourse for daily racing tips

Statistics – Last Three Years

Top Trainers – Chase

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

L Russell                                62                   11                   26

M Hammond                       62                   8                      20

M Barnes                              49                   6                      20

P Kirby                                   9                      5                      2

G Bewley                              22                   4                      10

 

Top Trainers – Hurdle

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

M Hammond                       65                   9                      13

N Richards                            16                   7                      4

L Russell                                67                   6                      30

K Dalgleish                            16                   5                      5

B Haslam                               16                   5                      3                     

 

Top Trainers – National Hunt Flat

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

K Dalgleish                            3                      2                      1

J O’Keefe                              4                      1                      1

P Bowen                               2                      1                      1

P Hobbs                                2                      1                      0

N Henderson                       1                      1                      0

 

Top Jockeys – Chase

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

B Hughes                              62                   12                   26

R Chapman                          26                   6                      8

D Fox                                     32                   5                      17

J Hamilton                            43                   5                      14

D Irving                                 40                   5                      14                                                                              

 

Top Jockeys – Hurdle

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

B Hughes                              84                   16                   32

H Brooke                              56                   7                      17

R Johnson                             15                   7                      2

T Dawson                             60                   6                      13

B Campbell                           25                   6                      11                                          

 

Top Jockeys – National Hunt Flat

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

R Johnson                             2                      2                      0

B Hughes                              5                      1                      2

C Bewley                               5                      1                      1

D Jacob                                 2                      1                      1

L Murtagh                            3                      1                      0

 

 

Course Address

Hexham Racecourse

High Yarridge

Hexham

Northumberland

NE46 4PF

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