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Betfair Exchange Northumberland Plate Day, Saturday 29 June at Newcastle Races

Betfair Exchange Northumberland Plate Day with Madness

Sat 29 Jun

The Betfair Northumberland Plate Festival concludes with the Betfair Exchange Northumberland Plate Day featuring Madness Live After Racing. This is the most famous race meeting of the year at Newcastle, featuring the Betfair Exchange Northumberland Plate, a two mile heritage handicap worth £150,000.

The racing card also includes the Betfair Exchange 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. The Madness concert will conclude at approximately 8pm.

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 and Premier & Prosecco Packages are sold out!

Times and number of races listed are approximated till three months prior, provisional till 48 hours prior and then confirmed.

Free shuttle buses will be running as follows for this event; multiple buses in loop (Regent Centre Metro Station - Four Lane Ends Metro Station - Racecourse) from 90mins before racing till the first race, and then again after racing from 6pm-10pm, with further buses also dropping off at Aveika in Newcastle.

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Join us after racing for the official after party at Aveika, located on the quayside your admission ticket will allow you FREE entry and QUEUE JUMP! To book a VIP booth call the Aveika team on 0191 233 3732 or visit www.aveika.co.uk.

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.

Dress Code: Please refer to our FAQ section, click here to view.

Advance bookings are all subject to a £2.50 fulfilment fee per booking (not per person) online or by phone


Popular Ticket Options

Our House Marquee

Package includes; hospitality badge, raceday programme, two course buffet lunch and seating within the marquee village. This package must be booked in advance. Parties of less than 8 may be seated on shared tables. For enquiries call 0191 236 2020.

Premier Enclosure Admission


Grandstand & Paddock Admission

Advance price: £38. Gate price: £42 (concession/student discount: £4 off gate price with valid identification).

Premier U18

Access to the Grandstand and Premier Enclosures for under 18s. Children 5 and under are admitted free.

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Fixture Details

Gates Open

First Race

Last Race

Race Type Flat

Number of Races 8

Dress Code

The dress code in hospitality areas and the Premier Enclosure is smart casual. Sportswear, trainers and fancy dress are not permitted. There is no dress code in the Grandstand, or when One Enclosure is in operation. Fancy dress is allowed, providing it’s decent and would not cause offence to other guests. The dress code does not apply to children under 10. Click here for more information.

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.

No refund shall be given in respect of any unused ticket, part of any badge, or other entitlement, Click here for our full terms and conditions.

Get In Touch With Us

Newcastle Racecourse

High Gosforth Park
Newcastle upon Tyne

Call Us

0191 236 2020