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Newcastle Racecourse is located within the 812 acre estate of High Gosforth Park and only 5 miles from the City Centre of Newcastle Upon Tyne.
With 29 race meetings in 2015, Newcastle Racecourse is one of the most popular turf tracks in the UK. As well as first class racing, High Gosforth Park Estate is home to the Brandling House Conference & Banqueting facilities, Parklands Golf Complex, Goals Soccer Centre, and the Border Minstrel Public House.
Newcastle Racecourse is a Grade 1 dual code track. Highlights of the 2015 racing calendar include, the Eider Chase, St Patrick’s & Grand National Raceday, the prestigious Betfred Northumberland Plate Festival, Collingwood Insurance Beeswing Ladies Day and Blaydon Races in the summer and the StanJames.com Fighting Fifth Hurdle in November.
Newcastle is a left-handed, oval shaped course of one mile six furlongs in circumference.
There is also a straight course, over which races of up to one mile can be run on the flat. The course is decidedly galloping in character, and a steady climb from the turn into the straight makes it a testing track, particularly for two-year-olds early in the season. Ability to see the distance out thoroughly is most important.
There is no strong evidence of a regular draw advantage at Newcastle.
FLAT START POSITIONS
There are 2 one mile starts, one on the 1 mile straight and one on the 1 mile round course.
Stalls positions tend to move about on the Flat course.
JUMP START POSITIONS
There are 6 distances over jumps:
- 1 mile 6 furlongs
- 2 miles
- 2 miles 4 furlongs
- 2 miles 6 furlongs
- 3 miles
- 4 miles 1 furlong (Eider Chase only)
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