Newcastle Racecourse is one of the busiest racecourses in the UK, hosting races all year round. Between October and April, which includes races for the All Weather Championships. Newcastle is one of only 6 racecourses that host the championship. We are delighted to be the home of the All Weather Championships Finals Day, taking place for the first time at Newcastle in 2022, after previously being held at Lingfield Park.
With a £1 million total prize fund offered across six racing categories, the Championships finals day is the richest all-weather race card staged in Europe, and one of the overall richest race days in the UK. Meaning it is one of the most thrilling race days, whether you are participating as a jockey, owner or trainer, or are cheering on from the Grandstand.
Owners of Newcastle Racecourse - Arena Racing Company - invested millions to introduce the new Tapeta all weather track on the outer of the jumps track, alongside improvements to facilities. This new all-weather track currently stands as the only floodlit all-weather straight mile in the world.
All-Weather Championships Finals Day has, over the years, become a mainstay of the Easter programme in Britain. As we saw prior to the disruption of the last two years, people want to come racing on Good Friday and we feel that Newcastle offers a real opportunity to develop the day even further. Equal to this is the popularity of the track and racing surface, as has been proved since the installation of the Tapeta in 2016. The six All-Weather Championships Finals alongside the Listed Coral Burradon Stakes will be a premier fixture befitting of the fantastic racing facilities that have been developed at Gosforth Park.