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

ITV Racing League Horse Racing Tips Today – 15/09

This evening’s Racing League action takes place at Newcastle and will be broadcast live on ITV.  Race Sharp provides free tips for all Racing League meetings through the summer.


NEWCASTLE – Racing League


Andrew Balding’s Scampi is bidding for a hat-trick of wins, 10lbs higher than when he began his winning sequence at Epsom in July. He handled a 5lbs rise well at Doncaster, beating three-year-old filly Wynter Wildes who is 5lbs higher this time out following her success at the track recently. The gelding will give 12lbs to his younger rival but is a tough competitor and Charlie Fellowes’ course and distance winner will need to be on top of her game to reverse form.


Market leader Postmark is a danger if able to stay the extra distance, stepping up in trip. He has been in good form over shorter trips and this extended mile-and-half should be within his capabilities.


5:45pm Newcastle – Scampi 1pt E/W @ 7/1 (most firms)



A competitive handicap run over 7f is the fourth race on the card at Newcastle. It may be advantageous to be drawn high and current favourite Out From Under, drawn in stall 13, is likely to be dangerous. The progressive colt has been extremely consistent in his career to date, and won on his all-weather debut when last seen at Kempton. He had 5lbs claimer Harry Davies onboard that day and is now rated 6lbs higher with Frankie Dettori taking the ride.


Course and distance winner Fresh Hope did well to prevail at the track last month, beating Alrehb by a neck whilst appearing to have a bit in hand when surging late through the field. She is 3lbs higher, running off a mark of 87, receiving the allowance, and is certainly a threat.


An alternative may be Kevin Philippart De Foy’s Street Kid. He was beaten a head by Cry Havoc at Lingfield when last seen returning from a 257-day absence. The four-year-old gelding runs off a career-high mark of 89 here, but should be sharper this time out and is drawn high in stall 11.


7:15pm Newcastle – Street Kid 1pt E/W @ 15/2 (most firms)

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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

Racing League ITV Horse Racing Tips Today – 25/08

Racing League ITV Horse Racing Tips Today – 25/08

Today’s best bets for the Racing League can be seen below.  Race Sharp offers free racing tips for all Racing League meetings throughout the season.   NEWCASTLE (AW) - RACING LEAGUE TIPS, LIVE ON ITV4 - 25/08/2022   5:45pm - Racing League - R15  ...

UK Racing Tips – 28/03 Pt 2

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...

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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