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.
Despite a cool, blustery wind, high fashion was to the fore at the 2013 Ladies Day meeting. The judges had a very difficult task picking the best dressed racegoers competitions.
"Picking winners in the fashion stakes was more difficult than picking winners on the racecourse as there were so many elegant outfits to choose from" said 'head judge' Lesley Lister.
The 'Best Dressed Couple' award went to Donna and Michael Laws pictured above in colour matching outfits, even down to the socks. View a photo of the 'Best Dressed Lady' and 'Best Hat' in the 2013 Ladies Day meeting report.
Grand National Winning Jockey Ryan Mania 3, Champion Jockey A.P. McCoy Nil
Ryan Mania thrilled his growing band of Hexham followers with a hat trick of wins at our special Family Day meeting on 15th June.
The large contingent of McCoy supporters were disappointed when, on a rare visit to the course with 3 rides, he failed to register a win.
Read a full report of the day's racing here.
BBC Athletics Commentator and local hero Brendan Foster at Nova International Day - 1st June 2013
The racecourse basked in sunshine when Hexham staged one of the most popular National Hunt race meetings of the year.
All 7 races were sponsored by Nova International and named in honour of sporting events for which the company have gained a worldwide reputation.
After the Nova International Handicap Hurdle, won by Baccalaureate, Brendan Foster, Chairman of sponsors Nova International and his wife Sue presented mementoes to Graham and Elizabeth Barnes representing the winning owners, The Cartmel Syndicate.
There's a full report of the meeting here.