Hexham Racecourse Guide

Guide to Hexham Racecourse

Hexham Racecourse has hosted National Hunt racing for more than 200 years. It’s known as a warm and friendly racecourse that hosts Jump Racing during the Flat Racing season.

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About Hexham Racecourse

National Hunt


Hexham has hosted National Hunt racing for more than 200 years. The racecourse itself was founded in 1890 by Charles William Chipchase Henderson, a keen sportsman whose Family founded the Durham Carpet Company.

Racing Colours

In 1907 ‘CWC’ as he was known, bought the racecourse land and made further improvements, including planting the copper beech hedge wings – which still remain today – and the window frames, guttering and all the buildings were painted blue and yellow in his racing colours. Almost 100 years after ‘CWC’ created Hexham Racecourse his great grandson Major Charles Enderby took over the course until 2016 when it was bought by Hexham and Northern Marts, another historic local company. 

Warm and Friendly Reputation

Though it is high up on the moors at 800ft, with scenic views, it is renowned as a warm and friendly course. The most famous of the races held there is the Heart of All England steeplechase, which started in 1907.

Out of Season

Most its Jump races are held outside of the main National Hunt season, throughout the summer.

Important Races/Festivals

May – Heart of all England Maiden Hunters’ Chase


Hexham Racecourse, High Yarridge,
 Northumberland NE46 2JP.

  • Road: The course is just over a mile south of Hexham on the B6305.
  • Rail: The nearest station is Hexham.
  • Website: www.hexham-racecourse.co.uk
  • Telephone: 01434 606881 or 604392.

The Hexham Racecourse Directory - Local Services

Travelling to Hexham Races? Want to know where to stay, where to eat, where to get your hair and nails done? How about where the best pubs are and the name of a reliable taxi? We can help. Check back frequently – this section is updated on a regular basis. 

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