Hexham Racecourse

Hexham Racecourse has had its fair share of ups and downs since the beginning of the Hexam racing tradition in 1720 up until the present day. The course has gone through foreclosure, privatization, opened up to shareholders and requisitioned to help with the war efforts.
We have to go back to May 3rd, 1738 to find evidence of racing first taking place in the area when a race on Tyne Green is mentioned. Some years later in 1793, races regularly took place at which was probably the Yarridge venue. Less than a hundred years later the place was in decline and was used more for farming than for racing.
In 1890 the savior of Hexham racing, Charles William Chipchase Henderson of Riding, took control of the racecourse and by the turn of the century, he had transformed the place beyond recognition. Some buildings erected during that period can still be seen today. Since the end of World war 2, racing has continued with regular improvements of both track and facilities, making Hexam truly rich in history.
Hexham is a National Hunt only course, the season running from October to May and is situated 800 feet above sea level. The most notable race at the course is the Heart of all England Hunters’ Chase, which is run over 3 miles.
There are 2 enclosures at the racecourse, the Club Enclosure, and the Paddock Enclosure. The former offers access to the Ramshaw Stand and all other areas including excellent viewing of the racecourse, parade ring and winners enclosure. On the ground floor of the Ramshaw Stand, there’s the Chase Bar. Betting facilities and extensive TV screens are also available. The Curlew room, also on the first floor offers a relaxing bar experience, with splendid views of the racecourse. Drinks and hot snacks, along with betting facilities and extensive TVs.
The Paddock Enclosure offers easy access to the Princess Anne Bar, which is located on the east side of the course, and offers a variety of drinks and snacks. To the west side, there is the Shire Bar, offering a variety of drinks and hot snacks. Both of these bars offer betting facilities. Hot snacks, drinks, and sandwiches can also be purchased at the Bramble Tudor Cafe, located on the west end of the course.
Tickets can be bought on the day, at the turnstile, online or over the phone. There is ample free car parking. Disabled parking is situated on the tarmac area of the Trainers and Owners Bar. Accessible toilets are located at the top of the parade ring and behind the Princess Anne Bar.
The dress code is smart casual. Jeans are allowed as long as they’re smart. Fancy dress allowed as long as not offensive. No football shirts.

Where is the Hexham Racecourse?

Hexham Racecourse is located in Hexham, High Yarridge, Northumberland. Sat Nav user please use the postcode NE46 2JP. The nearest train station to the racecourse is Hexham Station, where complimentary buses run to and from the course on race days.
The nearest city to Hexham is Edinburgh, 80 miles away. The journey up from London would take close to 6 hours for the 300-mile journey, Birmingham, and Manchester somewhat shorter at 4 hours and 227 miles and nearly 3 hours and 152 miles respectively.

What is the Highest Attendance at Hexham Racecourse?

Best frocks, hats that ranged from simplistic to eye-catching and a beautiful summers’ day, all made for a great day of racing at Hexham on ladies’ day, on the 23rd of June 2019. Almost 2500 people attended what was a great occasion, many dressed for the competitions taking place on the day.

How Do I Bet on Horses at Hexham?

On-course bookmakers are located in the betting ring. These normally have minimum stakes ranging from £2.-£10. There’s a betting shop located in the Princess Anne Bar and Tote betting windows are next to the shire bar. Tote betting has a minimum stake of £2.
Online betting is the most popular way of betting, not surprising with its simplicity, small minimum stakes, and choice of different odds from different bookmakers. Large amounts of money from small stakes are often won online.

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