Newcastle racecourse

Set in the 812-acre High Gosforth Park Estate and opened in 1882, the course is about five miles north of Newcastle city centre and is easily accessible.

This is very much a stayers' track with a galloping left-handed circuit of a mile and three-quarters. Best races are the Northumberland Plate in June, the `Fighting Fifth' Hurdle in November and the Eider Chase in February.

Address: Newcastle Racecourse, High Gosforth Park, Newscastle upon Tyne, NE3 5HP
Tel: 0191 236 2020
Website: http://www.newcastle-racecourse.co.uk
Email: info@newcastle-racecourse.co.uk
Admission: Club £16 (£6 OAPs and students); Tattersalls £11 (OAPs £6); Accompanied under 16s free, 2 adults & 2 children £10 Tatts
Road: 5m North of Newscastle on A1. Track 1/4m from main road
Rail: Kings Cross to Newcastle central, then metro and special bus, or taxi (5m)
Car park: Free
Flat: Left-hand course of 1m 6f, with a steadily rising home straight of half a mile. Low numbers best up to 7f, and high numbers best when the going is soft.
Jumps: Left-hand course of 1m 6f, with a steadily rising home straight of half a mile and a 220yd run-in. Eleven tough fences and seven hurdles per circuit, suits the galloping type