William Hill Northumberland Plate Update


17 June 2021

Impact of Government announcement (14th June) 

Following the government announcing that current rules on social distancing and capacity restrictions remain in place until Monday 19th July, our upcoming William Hill Northumberland Plate Day fixture on Saturday 26th June has been impacted and unfortunately some customers will have their tickets cancelled in order to remain within these limits. 

With social distancing measures still in place, we are still able to welcome a reduced number of racegoers to our fixtures. This is currently a maximum of up to 4,000 to allow for social distancing.

William Hill Northumberland Plate Day - Saturday 26th June

The good news is that that the prestigious William Hill Northumberland Plate Day can still take place with racegoers, although capacity will be restricted to 4,000.  In order for us to remain within these limits, we’ve had to allocate existing ticket bookings on a first-come, first-served basis until attendance reaches the permitted capacity.

We are currently contacting all customers with a ticket booking to confirm whether their booking is still confirmed or has had to be cancelled. All customers will have received an email by Tuesday 22nd June. Please make sure you've checked your junk/spam filter in your email. 

In light of the Government’s announcement, some restrictions and changes to our schedule have also had to be made. With restrictions still in place, DJ Judge Jules is now unable to perform after racing. To find out what to expect during your visit, please click here.

As part of our Book With Confidence promise, any customer who is now unable to attend and has had their ticket cancelled, will receive an automatic Credit Voucher that can be used as full or part payment for any fixture, including Northumberland Plate Festival in 2022 as well as other fantastic fixtures such as music nights and fun-filled themed fixtures with extra entertainment. They will also be able to request a full refund. Full details will be sent to all impacted customers via email by Monday 22nd June. 

Remaining 2021 Fixtures

Existing Bookers

If you currently have a booking for any of our other remaining 2021 fixtures, we are pleased to let you know that your booking is still currently confirmed and you should have already received an email confirming this. You do not need to do anything. Just start planning your trip to visit us!

Want to come racing?
We’re delighted to be able to continue welcoming back fans to our upcoming horse racing fixtures at Newcastle Racecourse. 

With a limited number of tickets available and all tickets only available online and in advance, we recommend people to book quickly before we sell out and reach capacity. All tickets are covered by our money-back Covid promise, so you can Book With Confidence.

What To Expect

Your safety is still our priority and all events will be run in accordance with the latest guidelines. We have put in place a range of new safety measures to welcome back spectators in a Covid-secure way and, whilst things might be a little different, we’re confident you’ll still be able to enjoy all the excitement and fun you’d expect from a great day at the races! For full details on what to expect, click here.

Check out what’s on at Newcastle Racecourse and get your ticket now!

Thank you to all of our customers for their ongoing support.

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