Fighting Fifth Hurdle Raceday

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Saturday 30th November 2019

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Showcasing the very best hurdlers since 1969

Join us for a Saturday afternoon of great jump racing, featuring the historic Betfair Fighting Fifth Hurdle, the first Grade 1 hurdle of the 2019-20 national hunt season, and the Rehearsal Chase, a listed Chase.

The Fighting Fifth Hurdle celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Since Mugatpura won the inaugural event in 1969, the roll of honour has added an impressive list of equine stars, including Comedy of Errors, Sea Pigeon, Kribensis, Dato Star, Harchibald, My Tent Or Yours, and most recently, Buveur D'Air.

This is a Category B fixture

Admission tickets from £16 per adult in advance. Admission tickets from £20 per adult on the gate. Under 18s admitted free. Hospitality packages from £120 per adult in advance, with the Grande Buffet Package (£167) very limited in availability, call for details and to book.

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Times and number of races listed are approximated till three months prior, provisional till 24 hours prior and then confirmed.

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

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 & Gift Experience Day Packages are available for collection on the day from the Racecourse Office.

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.

Group Booking Discount: £1 off each admission ticket when purchasing 10 or more in advance.

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.
Children Go Free

For most fixtures, children under 18 go free when accompanied by an adult. Children are chargeable for Music Live 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.

Popular Ticket Options

Three Course Lunch

This package includes a hospitality admission ticket, raceday programme, three course carvery lunch and reserved seating in the raceday restaurant for the duration of the fixture. Parties of less than 8 may be seated on a shared table. Please call 0191 236 2020 for further details and child prices. This package must be booked in advance.


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.


Curry House Package

This package must be pre-booked and includes; Grandstand & Paddock ticket, access to the Curry House Bar, drink voucher and curry serving.


Premier Enclosure Admission Ticket

Advance price: £21. Gate price: £25 (concession/student discount: £4 off gate price with valid identification).


Grandstand & Paddock Admission Ticket

Advance price: £16. Gate price: £20 (concession/student discount: £4 off gate price with valid identification).



To view our full range of tickets hit the button below. Alternatively, you can call our team on 0191 236 2020 or email us to arrange your booking.

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