Set high on the Westwood,
overlooking the historic Minster town, the course boasts substantial,
modern stands with an uninterrupted view of the mile and a half circuit,
on which you can enjoy racing to the finest standards.
Hexham's racing season
takes place in Spring and early Summer and in the Autumn. From March
to June there are several weekend and bank holiday fixtures, as well
as popular evening meetings which take advantage of the long evening
twilight. One of the highlights of the Spring is the Heart of All
England Maiden Hunter Chase which many consider a 'Cup Final' for
rising chasing starts in the north of England.
Racing has been taking
place at Sedgefield from around 1732, with the first recorded meetings
in 1846. The course itself was part of the Sands Hall Estate, home
of the Ord family and known as the Melton of the North. In 1804 Ralph
Lambton formed a club based at the Hardwicke Arms and Sedgefield became
the headquarters of the Ralph Lambton Hunt.
Steeped in more than 100 years of history. With Twenty Nine race
meetings a year, and the Leicestershire Stakes (Group 3) as the
centre piece of our racing calendar Leicester is proud to be in
the top flight of Britain's smaller courses, racing all the year
Being the local racecourse to the Royal Familys
home at Sandringham, racing in Norfolk has enjoyed extended royal
patronage. In 1886, at the invitation of the West Norfolk Hunt Club
(who organised the racing at the time) the then Prince of Wales,
later King Edward VII, became their President, a post he held for
over 20 years.
Wandering around Cartmel Racecourse on a non racing day you would
wonder why this is the scene of one of the biggest gatherings of
the whole National Hunt season. For 360 days of the year the course
is little more than a meadow beside the village, but on racedays
it takes on the mantle of a mini Cheltenham or Aintree but with