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Crowds fill all of the stands at Newcastle Racecourse, as they watch the horses race by.

Stobart Rail & Civils Northumberland Plate Day

Sat 29 Jun

The Stobart Group Festival Of Racing concludes with the Stobart Rail & Civils Northumberland Plate Day. This is the most famous race meeting of the year at Newcastle, featuring the Stobart Rail & Civils 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 Betfred Chipchase Stakes, a Group 3, 6 furlong sprint. This is the highest grade flat race staged at Newcastle Racecourse all year.

As well as top class racing, there will be the Best Dressed Male competition with plenty of fantastic prizes up for grabs, and after racing, there will be a star act performing for all racegoers.

Tickets and packages will go on sale upon the announcement of the after racing live music act, later in 2018.

This is a Category A fixture

The three most premium hospitality packages are only available to book direct with our hospitality team by phone on 0191 236 2020. The three packages are both limited in availability and detailed below...

Diamond Marquee: Hospitality badge, champagne reception, raceday programme, diamond buffet lunch, afternoon tea, fully inclusive bar, cocktail bar, raceday tipster, live entertainment prior to racing and seating in a first class marquee situated in the centre course with fabulous views down the home straight. Price TBC.

Grande Buffet: Hospitality badge, reception drink, Grande Buffet lunch, afternoon tea, raceday programme, fully inclusive selected drinks and seating in one of our viewing restaurants within Brandling House. Price TBC.

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 TBC.

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

Join us after racing for the official after party at Aveika located on the Quayside! For VIP after party packages contact Rachelle Jacques 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.

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

Raceday Essentials Package

This package includes a Premier Enclosure admission ticket, raceday programme, food voucher and drink voucher. This package must be booked in advance.

Premier & Prosecco Package

This package includes a Premier Enclosure Admission Ticket and a 20cl bottle of prosecco. Must be booked in advance.

Premier Enclosure Admission Ticket

Advance price: £47. Gate price: £50 (concession/student discount: £4 off gate price with valid identification)

Grandstand & Paddock Admission Ticket

Advance price: £35. Gate price: £39 (concession/student discount: £4 off gate price with valid identification)

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Fixture Details

Gates Open

First Race

Last Race

Race Type Flat

Number of Races TBA

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.

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.

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Newcastle Racecourse

High Gosforth Park
Newcastle upon Tyne

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0191 236 2020