A Day at Hexham 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.
Hexham will be breaking new ground next year when the Course will stage the first ever twilight fixture on Friday September 18th. when the first race will be due off at 5.40pm.
There will be a total of fifteen meetings next year and the Racecourse Executive has confirmed that there will be no increase in the cost of entry or Annual Membership which is now available.
Annual members are not only entitled to entry to all of Hexham's meetings but also free entry to forty selected flat and jumps meetings throughout the Country including meetings at most of the Northern courses.
Plans are already well advanced for special events to celebrate next year's 125th. Anniversary of the commencement of National Hunt Racing at Yarridge Heights.
You can view a fabulous silent movie clip (approx 2 mins) of Hexham Races in 1922 from the Pathé News Archive towards the bottom of our history page.