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A Day at the Races

Enjoy a friendly atmosphere with a superb view of the course and the magnificent surrounding countryside. Enjoy a drink and a light snack in the bar or a full meal in the restaurant or private box.

There are also many opportunities for companies and groups to entertain guests and sponsor races.

Ladies Day 2017 - 25th June. Will you be 1st past the post in the fashion stakes? Great hospitality package available. Photos copyright John Grossick A photo of a wedding party at Hexham Racecourse Pavilion Restaurant - Grande Buffet with a superb view of the course. See Hospitality. Galloping past the stands on another circuit at Hexham Racecourse

Ladies Day - 25th June

Ladies Day 2017 - 25th June. Will you be 1st past the post in the fashion stakes? Great hospitality package available.

Wedding Ceremonies

Hexham Racecourse has a licence to hold marriage ceremonies and set in beautiful country surroundings it's the perfect venue for the ceremony and reception.

Pavilion Restaurant

Grande Buffet with traditional carvery, hot and cold cuisine, salad bar and desserts to tantalise your taste buds, with a superb view of the course.

At The Races

Hexham Racecourse takes full advantage of a natural amphitheatre of sloping grass below the stands to provide superb viewing of horse racing as well as the magnificent surrounding countryside.

The Racegoers Club Award - Hexham Racecourse voted Best Small Racecourse in Scotland and the North 2015 Racehorses running up the hill to the finishing post A photo of a table in the Henderson Room A photo of a horses in the paddock at Hexham Racecourse
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Next Meeting - Sat 3rd June - Derby Day Meeting - 1st Race 1.30pm


News Index

Racecourse Office moves to High Yarridge
Special Derby Day Package now available for 3rd June 2017 - details here.
Last meeting - Northumberland Day - 23rd May 2017 - more details
Great Run Day - 13th May 2017 - more details
Heart of All England Day - 6th May 2017 - more details
Meeting 25th April 2017 - more details.
Meeting, sponsored by 188BET, Tues 28th March 2017 - details here
The Injured Jockeys Fund Receive cheque for £2,500 - details here
Full Race Reports for Previous Meetings
News Archive

Hexham Racecourse 'Derby Day' - Saturday 3rd June 2017

Epsom Racecourse Join us on Derby Day and take advantage of a special package deal in the Henderson Suite.

The Henderson Suite offers fantastic panoramic views of the racecourse, parade ring and winners enclosure and there is a cash bar.

Book a full table of 10 or a place on a shared table, from where you’ll be able to enjoy the thrills of 7 exciting races at Hexham, and watch all the races live at Epsom, on TV screens.

Full details, including menu and how to book, can be found our Derby Day Package page.

Meeting - Northumberland Day - 23rd May 2017

Northumberland Day logoA great evening of racing at High Yarridge to celebrate Northumberland Day. The racecourse thank all of you who attended the meeting and our race day sponsors, who took up our offer of paying for a race to be named after them.


Thank you to our sponsors:

'Port of Blyth logo Northumberland County Show logo

Note: Hexham Racecourse New Address

Our office has been relocated from The Riding to the Racecourse. The new address: is

Hexham Racecourse | High Yarridge | Hexham | Northumberland | NE46 2JP.

The office telephone number remains as 01434 606881.

Great Run Company Day - Sat 13th May 2017

Heart of All England CupFor the twenty first consecutive year, one of Hexham's most loyal supporters  The Great Run Company, formerly known as Nova International, sponsored all races on the card.

See photos of the day's racing and the winners on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

Watch a video in which The Great Run Company Co-founder and broadcaster Brendan Foster explains why he thinks people should visit Hexham Racecourse and why it is a great location for his guests and clients.

Meeting - Heart of All England Day - 6th May 2017

Heart of All England CupThe first of three evening meetings this year took place on Saturday 6th May with one of the most prestigious Hunter Chases; 'The Heart Of All England Hunter Chase' sponsored by Bill Aitchison in memory of his late wife Eve.

The race was won by Tallow Fair at 9/2, followed by Bafana Choice in second at 10/1 and Mickey Miller 5/1 in third.


Meeting - Tuesday 25th April 2017 - 1st Race 1.50pm

Sponsored By: Permit Trainers Association & Racehorse Owners Association (ROA)

Racecourse Owners Association logo

At our April meeting the feature race was the ROA/Racing Post Owners Jackpot Handicap Chase.

The race was won by Apache Pilot at 13/2 with Frank The Slink second at 20/1 followed by the 8/1 shot Under the Red Sky in third.

Permit Trainers Association logo

A reminder that sponsorship is open to individuals as well as businesses and it's not as expensive as you may think. It also offers exciting benefits and can be a great way to celebrate a special occasion.


Injured Jockeys Fund Boost

At our meeting on 16th March a presentation of a cheque for £2,500 was made to the Injured Jockeys Fund. It was part of the agreement with Challenge Northumberland when holding their Mad March Mare event at the Racecourse earlier this year

Injured Jockeys Fund cheque presentation at Hexham Racecourse on 16th March 2017. In photo (L - R) Jimmy Walton (Chairman, Hexham Racecourse), Neville Duncan (Director, Challenge Northumberland), Karen Sharpe (Injured Jockeys Fund) and Lauren Dobson (Marketing Manager, Hexham Racecourse)

On hand to help make the presentation to Karen Sharp from the Injured Jockeys Fund (3rd from left) were: (from left to right) Jimmy Walton (Chairman, Hexham Racecourse), Neville Duncan (Director, Challenge Northumberland) and (right) Lauren Dobson (Marketing Manager, Hexham Racecourse.

Meeting - Tuesday 28th March 2017 - Sponsored by 188BET

188BET logo. Click image to visit their websiteA second consecutive meeting sponsored by 188BET, which got underway at 2pm, with the feature race being the 188BET Handicap Hurdle (value £10k) at 3.30pm. The race was won by Modulus at 6/1 followed by the 11/4 favourite Barrys Jack with Dubai Devils at 9/1 in third.

A full report on the day's racing with photos of the winners can be found on our Meeting Reports page.

Previous meetings - Full reports on every meeting here

More stories can be found in our News Archive.

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