The Northumberland Plate Festival concludes with the Northumberland Plate Day featuring Madness Live After Racing. This is the most famous race meeting of the year at Newcastle, featuring the Northumberland Plate, a two mile heritage handicap worth £150,000, making it the richest two mile handicap in Europe.
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 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.
The racing card also includes the Chipchase Stakes, a Group 3, six furlong sprint. This is one of only two Group 3 flat races staged at Newcastle Racecourse all year, the other being the Group 3 Hoppings Stakes, staged on the evening card before Plate Day. As well as top class racing, there will be the Best Dressed Male competition with plenty of fantastic prizes up for grabs.
Live after racing, iconic British Ska band Madness will be performing a full set, including many of their 15 top 10 UK singles. All tickets and packages include access to the racing and Madness concert afterwards.
This is a Category A fixture
Children are chargeable for this event. Under 18s admission is £10, children aged 5 and under are admitted free.
Raceday Essentials Packages are sold out! Premier & Prosecco Packages have limited availability.
Times and number of races listed are approximated till three months prior, provisional till 48 hours prior and then confirmed.
Continue the night at our Official After Party venue AVEIKA, to book a VIP booth or table visit www.aveika.co.uk or call 0191 233 3732.
Admission Tickets & Packages: Grandstand & Paddock Admission Tickets will be emailed and Premier Enclosure Admission Tickets posted to all guests no later than a week before the event (and before the event day if booked within a week of the event), unless directly advised that they are being posted or available for collection on the day. Raceday Essentials Packages and Premier & Prosecco Packages are available for collection before the day from the Racecourse Office or on the day from the Ticket Collection point.
Hospitality Packages: Advance bookings only, and available for parties of two or more. To check availability please call 0191 236 2020. Hospitality tickets will be posted out up to a week before the event, unless directly advised that they are available for collection on the day. All hospitality packages are available to purchase online excluding the below group booking hospitality package, click view all ticket options for information on all hospitality packages.
Private Chalet: Hospitality badge, reception drink, four course lunch, afternoon tea, fully inclusive selected drinks, raceday programme, private trackside chalet. Available for groups of 30+. Price £270pp + VAT.
Concessions & Student Discount: Disabled guests, students with valid student ID and senior citizens (over 60) receive £4 off the gate price on the day. Admission is free for the registered carer of a disabled guest. For more information on concessions and student discount please follow the link below to FAQ's.
Advance bookings are all subject to a £2.50 fulfilment fee per booking (not per person) online or by phone
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This package includes a Premier Enclosure Admission Ticket and a 20cl bottle of prosecco. Must be booked in advance.
Advance price: £50. Gate price: £53 (concession/student discount: £4 off gate price with valid identification)
Early advance price: £35. Increases on 1st April.
Race Type Flat
Number of Races 7
For most fixtures, children under 18 go free when accompanied by an adult.
Children are chargeable for Fireworks, Good Friday and live music events. Please call 0191 236 2020 for any clarification.
A fulfilment fee (max £2.75) may apply to some orders. Where applicable, this will be shown in the online checkout.
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