- Built: 2016
- Track: Tapeta (inc 1m straight)
- Track Length: 1m5f
- Features: Only straight mile AW in the world
There has been racing at Gosforth Park for over 250 years.
This is Newcastle Racecourse’s second season as part of the All-Weather Championships. The £12 million conversation of its turf flat course into a world class Tapata surface means there is now an all-weather track in the North.
This has been a particular help to owners, trainers and jockeys wanting to run flat horses through the winter months. Statistics from the BHA show that an additional 934 runners raced on the all-weather track between 1st November 2016 and 31st March 2017.
The tapeta track was officially opened in May 2016 and has received wide spread praise from jockeys and trainers an excellent, fair and safe racing surface. The track provides horses with the chance to experience a wide galloping track, including the only one mile all-weather straight course in the world.
Since the introduction of the Tapeta, Newcastle has already seen many current superstars run on the surface, including this year’s Investec Oaks and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner Enable and Qatar Goodwood Cup winner Stradivarius.
Newcastle hosted racing on Good Friday for the first time in 2017. With £250,000 of prize money on offer it attracted strong fields and a crowd of 6,000 racegoers.
CONTACT THE COURSE
Clerk of the Course:
Tel: 0191 236 2020 – Mob: 07801 166820
Tel: 07931 676075