Join us for one of the biggest social events in the North East calendar where action and glamour combine. The most glamorous race day of the flat season brings more than 20,000 visitors to High Gosforth Park to make this an exciting day of fashion, fillies and champagne.
This is one of the most popular race days of the year, with ladies and gentlemen going all out to impress. Don't miss out on the highlight of the social calendar in Newcastle - definitely the place to be seen!
Beeswing was hailed as the greatest mare in Britain and one of the greatest of all time. Beeswing raced at many venues between 1835 and 1842 and was a real favorite with the crowd. Entering 63 events, she won an incredible 51 times. Of the 57 races she finished, she was placed lower than 2nd on only one occasion. Her most notable victory was the 1842 Ascot Gold Cup. She won the Newcastle Cup an amazing six times and won the Doncaster Cup for the fourth time and was retired afterwards.
You will receive unbelievable prizes for winning The Best Dressed and we also have lots of fantastic runner up prizes to give away too.
Whether you choose from the tradition of the Grade II Brandling House suites or the luxury of our private boxes, our award winning catering team will provide delicious food and drink to accompany the thrilling racing action. With intervals between each race, there's plenty of time to wine and dine, entertain your guests and place your bets!
Ideal for those wishing to enjoy a Festival dining experience - great value for money!
All inclusive bar. Viewing
Everything you need for the ultimate Plate experience!
All hospitality packages are advance bookings only and are for parties of two or more. To check availability please call 0191 236 2020.
We offer premier hospitality, fabulous dining and panoramic views of the course with a variety of different packages to suit all tastes and budgets.
Ideal for those wishing to enjoy exclusive Pavilion facilities.
All inclusive bar. Non-viewing
Enjoy Pavilion facilities with a great value food and drink package.
All inclusive bar. Viewing
Enjoy exclusive Pavilion facilities with a great value food and drink package.
Minimum booking of 30 people required.
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.
To find where everything is, from our many food outlets to betting facilities download our course map.
Check out our list of local accommodation.
Upgrades are available on the day, subject to availability, but we advise you buy your tickets or badges in advance to avoid disappointment.
To avoid hold-ups, remember to check out the traffic updates.
Click on the icons below for our best avice on how to get here.
Follow brown and white tourist board signs bearing a horse and rider from the A1, A1 and main approach roads to the city.
By train: Newcastle Central Station is 15 minutes by taxi from Newcastle Racecourse and is also linked to the Metro system. Free buses run from Regent Centre and Four Lane Ends Metro stations on racedays 90 minutes before the first race and for one hour after the last.
By bus: Numbers 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, and 45 leave from Haymarket bus station in the city centre every few minutes.
Newcastle International Airport is situated 6 miles from Newcastle Racecourse and is easily accessible. If travelling by helicopter please contact the racecourse.
Parking onsite is free of charge, with some tarmac areas. Please be aware some parking is on grassed areas.
Our racecourse enclosures cater for disabled customers and their carers (we give carers free admission), as well as ample space to view the racing we provide the following facilities;
Picnics are allowed in our designated picnic areas only. You can purchase a ticket for the Picnic Enclosure for £25. Picnic furniture is acceptable in this area with the exception of gazebo’s and windbreakers. Strictly no alcohol or soft drinks allowed.
It is strictly forbidden to bring alcohol onto the racecourse and it will be confiscated by security staff upon arrival. Alcohol can be bought at our onsite bars available in all enclosures.
Tickets will be issued 2-3 weeks prior to the raceday. If you order your tickets 5 days before the raceday tickets will be available for collection only. Advance bookings are all subject to a £2.50 booking fee per booking (not per person) online or on the phone.
Ticket collection is from the Racing & Events office, which is located next to the Border Minstrel Public House.
We run free shuttle buses from Regent Centre and Four Lane Ends Metro stations on racedays 90 minutes before the first race and for one hour after the last. These buses run in a loop, once they are filled, so you may have to wait as there's no set timetable.
Our Premier dress code is collared shirts, no polo shirts, dress trousers and shoes (smart denim is acceptable). During Ladies Day Festival racegoers like to dress for the occasion. Ladies dress is smart.
There is no dress code in the Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure, however the removal of shirts is not permitted. Fancy dress is also allowed, so long as it won't cause offence to other racegoers.