Meeting - Monday 14th April 2014
Blue Skies and Warm Sunshine at Hexham Racecourse - Race Meeting Report here.
The pre race spotlight fell on the backroom staff in the racing industry. Representatives from Racing Welfare, the Jockey Club Charity which provides support for those in need who work, or have worked in the British Racing and Thoroughbred Breeding Industries were in the parade ring to judge the Racing Welfare Best Turned Out Competition which is being held at racecourses throughout the UK.
The Best Turned Out series, sponsored by EPDS Racing for the third year, aims to highlight the hard work and dedication shown by working staff in preparing their horses for a day at the races
The groom in the second race leading up the horse judged best turned out was Rebecca Menzies, who also trains third placed Vuvuzela (pictured left with John Powell, Racing Manager of the Racing Welfare BTO Sponsors, EPDS Racing).
She received a £50 first prize, plus an "EPDS Racing Welfare BTO" series gilet.
Points have been allocated to the groom's yard and a league table runs until the finale at Huntingdon in December.
The winning yard will receive a trophy and £1,000 to be shared between the yard's staff.
A Day at the Races
A warm and friendly welcome always awaits at Northumberland’s only racecourse.
Situated 600 feet above Hexham the steeplechase course hosts 14 race meetings a year.
The season runs from spring to autumn with several weekend, bank holiday fixtures and popular evening meetings. A full list of the meetings can be found here.
Hexham Racecourse takes full advantage of a natural amphitheatre of sloping grass below the stands to provide superb viewing of racing as well as the magnificent surrounding countryside.
Excellent viewing areas are also provided for people with disabilities, with lift access to all parts of the stands.
Where to stay, eat, shop and explore Hexham.
On non-racecdays you can also stay at the new Racecourse Lodge, our unique self-catering accommodation, which is located within the racecourse complex and has a backdrop of magnificent scenery
We have a selection of places to stay to suit all pockets and suggestions of eateries on our website here. Also the visithexham.net website is an excellent resource for discovering the hidden treasures of Hexham, in the heart of the beautiful Tyne Valley, just a few miles south of Hadrian’s Wall.
More details here.