Hexham Racecourse

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Hexham
Hexham racecourse logo.jpg
Hexham Racecourse logo
LocationHexham, Northumberland
Date openedc. 1720
Screened onAt The Races
Course typeNational Hunt
Official website

Hexham Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing track located in Hexham, Northumberland, England.[1]

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.[2]

Hexham is the most northerly National Hunt course in England and its remote position means that no races are held in February.[3]

As at July 2019, 22 horses have been killed at the racecourse since 2007.

References[edit]

  1. ^ British Racing and Racecourses (ISBN 978-0950139722) by Marion Rose Halpenny - Page 147
  2. ^ White, John (2003), Racecourses, London: Collins, pp. 94–95, ISBN 0-00-716655-9
  3. ^ White, John (2003), Racecourses, London: Collins, pp. 94–95, ISBN 0-00-716655-9

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Coordinates: 54°57′13″N 2°07′47″W / 54.95361°N 2.12972°W / 54.95361; -2.12972