One of the top class major racing events within the U.K, the Northumberland Plate has been celebrated and enjoyed by the community for 135 years!
The historic race previously known as the “Pitmen’s Derby”, formed the centrepiece of the holiday period known locally as “Race Week” for local mine workers.
Today’s Betfred Northumberland Plate Day attracts a diverse crowd of racegoers and many ladies treat it as the North-East’s version of Royal Ascot, but with a more relaxed and informal atmosphere.
To celebrate the 135 year of the “Pitmen’s Derby” you can take advantage of our heavily discounted admission packages. Don’t delay as these offers are valid for a limited time only.
New for 2017, there will be kids activities and fairground attractions on offer to keep the little ones entertained throughout the day. The activities and attractions will be located within the family enclosure, where picnics are also permitted. There is a charge for use of the attractions; purchase of an unlimited use wristbands, or pay as you use.
All children under 18 are admitted FREE to the enclosures.
PLEASE NOTE: 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.
All hospitality packages are advance bookings only and are for parties of two or more.
For all hospitality options and to check availability please call 0191 236 2020.
For advance bookings we aim to send tickets out approximately one week before the race meeting.
Dress Code: Please refer to our FAQ section
Northumberland Plate Day is part of the three day Northumberland Plate Festival:
- Seaton Delaval Raceday (Plate Thursday) – click here for more information
- Gosforth Park Cup Night (Plate Friday – Featuring UB40) – click here for more information