Betfair Fighting Fifth

Saturday 27th November 2021

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The Fighting Fifth is one of the most prestigious hurdle races in the horse racing calendar. And you could be at one of the main events in Newcastle to see some of the finest hurdlers in the world duelling for this historic prize.

This is the first Grade 1 hurdle of the jumps racing season; it takes its title from the nickname of the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. The Fighting Fifth’s winners’ roll of honour is a Who’s Who of hurdling greats. They include recent Champion Hurdlers Epatante and Buveur d’Air, as well as legendary names from horse racing’s past such as Night Nurse and Sea Pigeon.

The card also includes the Rehearsal Chase for leading stayers. So if you’re wondering what’s on in Newcastle, why not come along for one of the finest horse racing fixtures in the calendar in the North-East?

We’ll have additional facilities open to make sure you’ll have plenty of things to do at Newcastle while you enjoy top-quality horse racing action.

Fancy making your day extra special?

Upgrade to our track facing restaurant to experience hospitality on a raceday. This experience is ideal for corporate entertaining, a family celebration or getting together with a group of friends. Enjoy delicious food and refreshing drinks from the comfort of our indoor restaurant, the perfect accompaniment to the thrilling live racing.

What To Expect

Get ready to enjoy every roar and cheer with friends and family and don’t miss another moment together. Your safety is our priority and all events will be run in accordance with the latest government advice and guidelines. Visit our news pages for the latest updates on what to expect.

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Dress Code
Most racegoers choose a smart casual outfit when attending the races and we discourage sportswear and ripped jeans. There are more formal dress codes in place for some of our premier ticket options as well as hospitality and restaurant packages. Please click here to view our dress code.
Kids Go Free!

Children 17 and under go free to the races when accompanied by an adult (some exclusions apply for Festival fixtures and Live After Racing events). You’ll need to select a child ticket when making your booking.

Book in advance & SAVE! Book your tickets at least 48 hours before each fixture to benefit from our advance booking discount & save a minimum of 10%* when you book early.

What to come along on the day of racing but haven’t got your ticket yet? No problem! Online ticket sales remain open on the day of racing (unless sold out), so you can also book your tickets quickly and easily online and they’ll be sent straight to your inbox to redeem on the gate. A fulfilment fee may apply to some orders. This will be added at the checkout. All bookings are made in accordance with our terms and conditions of entry.

If your plans change and you can no longer attend due to Coronavirus, you can transfer your booking or get a full refund.

From how to find us to what you can bring along, click here to get answers to all your questions'

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Popular Ticket Options

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Access to the Parade ring and our newly refurbished betting hall including various Bars and our new Fish and Chip shop.


Grandstand U18


Premier U18



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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