Sedgefield racecourse

Well-positioned just off the A1(M) 20 minutes from Teeside and Darlington, this jumps course is set in the Durham countryside. A tight track with fairly sharp bends, this is not a course that suits the long-striding galloper but when the ground is rain-softened, the steep, uphill finish comes into play.

Racing has been taking place at Sedgefield from around 1732, with the first recorded meetings in 1846.

Address: Sedgefield Racecourse, Racecourse Road, Sedgefield, Stockton-on-Tees, TS21 2HW
Tel: 01740 621925
Admission: Paddock £12 (OAP's in paddock £7); Course £6. Under 16's Free
Road: Course is 1m SE of town nr junction of A689 and A177
Rail: Kings Cross Line to Darlington, then 8 miles taxi ride
Car park: Free
Jumps: Sharp undulating left-hand track with a run-in of 220yds. With eight easy fences and five hurdles per circuit. A severe test of stamina for chasers when the ground is heavy.