Newcastle Tips and Racecourse Guide

One of Britain’s busiest racecourses, Newcastle hosts over 60 race meetings each year.  These are held on the All-Weather and over jumps.

The feature event of the year on the flat is the prestigious Northumberland Plate, run each year in June.  Over jumps the feature is the Grade 1 Fighting Fifth hurdle, held in late November/early December.  The Eider, a 4m1f chase in February, is one of the big staying handicap chases of the year.

Newcastle Tips

UK Racing Tips – 28/03 Pt 2

The excellent Kevin Philippart De Foy sends one to Newcastle this evening and at 8-1, Vafortino is worth backing.

He was a smart juvenile for Joseph O’Brien, winning twice at this trip before a third in Listed company in October 2020.  He was limited to just three starts last term, but the first of those was a third in a really competitive contest over a mile at Gowran Park on reappearance.

He has been gelded since his last run at Listowel in September and has been sent by his owners to a young trainer going places.  The mark looks workable and Laura Pearson has teamed up well with this yard in the past.

RECOMMENDED BET: 7.00pm Newcastle – Vafortino each-way @ 8-1 (all firms)

Newcastle Top Trainers (2021)


1.  Richard Fahey 20 winners (12%)

2.  Keith Dalgleish 15 winners (18%)

3.  Karl Burke 13 winners (14%)

4.  Mick Appleby 11 winners (16%)

5.  David O’Meara 11 winners (12%)

Newcastle Top Jockeys (2021)


1.  Kevin Stott 19 winners (24%)

2.  P J McDonald 18 winners (15%)

3.  Callum Rodriguez 15 winners (16%)

4.  Ben Curtis 13 winners (18%)

5.  Paul Mulrennan 13 winners (15%)


How to get there


A taxi from Newcastle Station takes around 15 minutes and costs £10-12.  There is also a free shuttle bus from the station on racedays.


There are good connections from Newcastle station throughout the country, with trains from London in under 3 hours.


Newcastle Airport is 10 minutes drive (6 miles).  A taxi costs around £10.

Newcastle Top Races


G3 Hoppings Stakes

G3 Chipchase Stakes

Northumberland Plate

Listed Burradon Stakes


G1 Fighting Fifth Hurdle

Rehearsal Handicap Chase

Eider Chase

Newcastle Map

Newcastle Tips Archives

UK Racing Tips – 01/03

UK Racing Tips – 01/03

A competitive six-race card at Newcastle this evening and our best bet runs in the third race (5.55pm), with recent course winner Viva Voce. He often flattered to deceive last term, but has won two of his last three starts, including over course and distance last...

UK Racing Tips – 24/02

UK Racing Tips – 24/02

A ready winner at Wolverhampton on his debut for Mick Appleby a fortnight ago, Fox Power has drifted to a very big price to follow up at Newcastle today and is worth supporting. There's no doubt he got the run of things in front at Wolverhampton, but the manner in...

UK Racing Tips – 27 September

UK Racing Tips – 27 September

UK Horse Racing Tips – 25 September   It’s a shame that the racing today at Hamilton has been abandoned. Our attention turns to Newcastle where we have two bets on the card.   Tip 1 – 7.00pm Newcastle   Another Angel is now extremely well handicapped and can...

UK Racing Preview – 21 September

UK Racing Preview – 21 September

UK Horse Racing Preview – 21 September   We will try and point you in the direction of a few winners as we cover the action today, on Tuesday 21st September, across the UK at Lingfield and Newcastle.   Lingfield Park Preview   A typically competitive card at...

UK Racing Tips – 21 September

UK Racing Tips – 21 September

UK Horse Racing Tips – 21 September   We have two selections today, one at Lingfield and one at Newcastle.   Tip 1 – 2.35pm Lingfield   Clownsman looks of interest now moving in to low-grade handicaps. He’s shown plenty of speed over a variety of trips in three...

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