Discover the thrilling lineup of Newcastle Racecourse's upcoming events to enhance your racing calendar this year. From horse racing to music festivals, check out the unforgettable experiences awaiting you at one of the UK's most iconic racing venues.

Attention racing fans! It's that time of year again when we gear up for another thrilling season at Newcastle Racecourse. As we eagerly anticipate the start of the races, it's time to explore the annual fixtures and discover the key events not to be missed in 2024.

From flat races to the prestige of events like the Northumberland Plate, this guide will keep you informed on the goings-on at one of the UK's most renowned race tracks.

Get set for a season of unforgettable moments and experiences that will have you, your friends and your family coming back for more.

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Sunday Funday

Date: 12th May | Gates open: 13:30

Spend quality time with friends and family while enjoying spectacular horse racing action and soaking up the lively atmosphere. There's a fantastic lineup of entertainment for everyone, including face painting, pet balloons, the Stephney Bank Pony zone, live music throughout the day, and a funfair.

And if that wasn't enough excitement for you, the day will feature a series of exhilarating flat races, making it the perfect way to round off your weekend on a sunny Sunday in spring.

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Seaton Delval Trophy Day: Northumberland Plate Festival

Date: 27th June | Gates open: 11:45

The Seaton Delaval Handicap Stakes marks the first day of the legendary Northumberland Festival. Named after the local village in Northumberland and a horse of the same name, this race is hugely popular among racing aficionados.

Want to make the day extra special? Why not consider booking official hospitality for this raceday? It's the perfect option for corporate entertaining or celebrating with friends and family. Enquire with Seat Unique today!  

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Gosforth Park Cup ft Madness live after racing

Date: 28th June | Gates open: 14:21

Experience the thrill of the races as sprinters compete for the highly anticipated Gosforth Park Cup over five furlongs. Later in the evening, witness top-class fillies in action at the Group 3 Hoppings Stakes, adding an extra layer of excitement to the event.

After the racing action, don't miss the chance to kickstart your weekend in style with live music from the iconic ska-pop band, Madness.

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Northumberland Plate Day ft Hacienda Classical

Date: 29th June | Gates open: 11:50

As one of 170 Premier Racedays across British horseracing, the Northumberland Plate Day boasts some of the best quality racing in the sport. Witness thrilling contests as horses and jockeys compete for victory in what promises to be an action-packed day.

After the races, the party continues with an exhilarating live orchestral clubbing series, Hacienda Classical. Featuring DJ Graeme Park and Manchester Camerata Orchestra, this is your chance to dance the night away to your favourite club classics and celebrate an incredible day of racing.

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JSL Live

Date: 30th June | Gates open: TBA

Experience the magic as Aston Merrygold, Marvin Humes, Oritsé Williams, and JB Gill take the stage to perform a brand-new live show at Newcastle Racecourse. Hear new tracks and classic hits like 'Beat Again' and 'Everybody in Love' that will have you dancing and singing along all night long.

JLS, the 2008 X Factor runners-up turned successful boyband, have wowed fans with their electrifying music and energetic performances. With Jax Jones also performing, this concert promises to be an unforgettable experience for fans of all ages.

Watch JLS and Jax Jones in action at Gosforth Park from the best seats in the house. Register your interest in hospitality tickets now for an incredible night of live music!

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Gainford Group Ladies Day ft Bongo's Party after racing

Date: 27th July | Gates open: 11:45

Indulge in a perfect day out with friends and family as you immerse yourself in high fashion, live music, and top-tier racing. This glamorous raceday is the ultimate setting for a hen do or a birthday party, offering an experience to remember.

After the races, the fun continues with the award-winning Bongo's Bingo Party – a perfect blend of music, mayhem, and prizes. Get ready for a fast-paced dose of Bongo's without the Bingo, featuring fun, dancing, tunes, and interactive audience entertainment with the chance to win iconic prizes.

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August Evening Racing

Date: 2nd August | Gates open: TBA

Discover the world of flat racing at Newcastle Racecourse and enjoy an exciting lineup of races. It's the perfect summer day out filled with excitement and entertainment.

Experience the buzz of a Friday at the races with a vibrant atmosphere that promises great fun for all. Whether you're a seasoned race-goer or new to the sport, our races offer an exhilarating experience for everyone.

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Racing League

Date: 22nd August | Gates open: TBA

Get ready for the highly anticipated return of The Racing League in summer 2024! Head to Newcastle Racecourse as the excitement unfolds in the fifth leg of this thrilling competition. The stakes are high, and the competition is heating up!

Immerse yourself in an unforgettable Thursday night as Gosforth Park hosts the penultimate leg of The Racing League. This Premier Raceday promises an evening filled with exhilarating races and an electric atmosphere.

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the races accompanied by a backdrop of music throughout the day. There will be plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained, including a thrilling treasure hunt for the kids, face painting, and special meet and greets with the teams. Exciting prizes and giveaways also await lucky winners!

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September Evening Racing

Dates: 3rd - 24th September | Gates open: TBA

Weekday racing offers a unique charm, providing an ideal escape from the regular Monday-to-Friday routine. Leave behind the weekend hustle and bustle and enjoy the thrilling world of horse racing.

Indulge in a relaxed outing or be captivated by the rising stars of the sport at this horse racing fixture in Tyne and Wear. This event promises to deliver an unforgettable day, whether you're seeking laid-back sporting entertainment or an opportunity to witness the next generation of racing talents.


October Evening Racing

Dates: 1st - 29th October | Gates open: TBA

Elevate your October with the allure of weekday racing. Step away from the weekend commotion and elevate your evening with horse racing during the crisp autumn days.

Prepare to be spoiled for choice with a multitude of exhilarating races this autumn.

Afternoon Jumps Racing

Date: 31st October | Gates open: TBA

Experience a spooktacular Halloween with thrilling racing action that will ignite your senses! Get ready to enjoy the excitement of flat racing, featuring a lineup of several exhilarating races.

Buck tradition and celebrate Halloween uniquely and unforgettably with a day at the races.

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Fireworks & Funfare Racenight

Date: 1st November | Gates Open: TBA

An unforgettable evening awaits with entertainment suitable for all ages. Enjoy a delightful funfair complete with thrilling rides and exciting games. The highlight of the evening features a 15-minute firework and laser show, perfectly choreographed to popular hit songs.

There will also be performances by firebreathers, face painters, graceful stilt walkers, and an array of other enchanting entertainers to add to the magic of the event.

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Evening Racing 5th - 23rd

Dates: 5th - 23rd November | Gates open: TBA

Experience the enchantment of weekday racing in November. Depart from the weekend bustle and elevate your evenings with the thrill of horse racing during the crisp autumn days.

Get ready to be spoiled for choice with a variety of exhilarating races this November.

Afternoon Jumps Racing

Date: 15th November | Gates open: TBA

Embrace an electrifying experience filled with adrenaline-pumping racing action that will ignite your senses! Prepare to immerse yourself in the exhilaration of flat racing, featuring an impressive lineup of thrilling races.

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Fighting Fifth Hurdle

Date: 30th November | Gates opens: TBA

Step into the world of prestigious hurdling events with the renowned Fighting Fifth race, a highlight in the horse racing calendar. This Grade 1 hurdle marks the exciting start of the jumps racing season, paying homage to the courageous Royal Northumberland Fusiliers.

The list of previous winners of the Fighting Fifth reads like a hall of fame for hurdling, featuring esteemed champions such as Constitution Hill, Epatante, and Buveur d'Air. Now, you have the opportunity to witness the thrilling competition firsthand at one of Newcastle's main events, where the finest hurdlers from around the globe will battle it out for this historic and coveted prize.

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Evening Racing

Dates: 3rd - 21st December | Gates open: TBA

Indulge in the enchantment of weekday racing in December, as you escape the weekend hustle and embrace the exhilarating thrill of horse racing on the crisp winter days.

Prepare yourself for an abundance of sensational races, offering a delightful variety that will leave you spoiled for choice throughout December.

Christmas Jumper Raceday

Dates: 14th December | Gates Open: TBA

Get into the Christmas spirit and create unforgettable memories with friends and family at the races! Dust off your festive Christmas jumpers for a chance to win prizes, including a bottle of prosecco and four free tickets.

After the excitement of the races, continue the festive fun with a lively DJ set to keep the merriment going. It's the perfect way to revel in the holiday season!

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Festive Racing Saturday

Date: 28th December | Gates open: TBA

Extend the post-Christmas celebrations with a merry evening at Newcastle Racecourse. Treat yourself, your friends and your family to a luxury hospitality experience with delectable festive cuisine and delightful drinks.

Immerse yourself in an exceptional day out that promises an unforgettable time for everyone over the Christmas period.

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