Hexham Racecourse logo
|Date opened||c. 1720|
|Screened on||At The Races|
|Course type||National Hunt|
Situated 800 feet above sea level at High Yarridge, just south of the town, the course is a left-handed circuit of about one and a half miles with a short uphill climb on the approach to the finishing straight and a run-in of 250 yards. The run in is perfectly flat with zero gradient. When approaching the last fence the last 60 yards is slightly downhill.Hexham is a National Hunt course with ten fences for the steeplechasers to negotiate. Its principal race is the Heart of All England Hunter Chase.
As at July 2019, 22 horses have been killed at the racecourse since 2007.
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