About Redcar Racecourse
Redcar Racecourse is a racecourse located in the town of Redcar, North Yorkshire. It’s around 10 miles east of Middlesbrough and 20 miles south of Hartlepool. It’s a racecourse known for its northern spirit, which sees plenty of racegoers coming from Newcastle and Darlington too. Redcar Racecourse is also to the beach, amusements, and of course the sea. So you get a full day out at this racecourse!
Racing at this venue has been taking place since the 1870s. However, despite this, it’s still one of the smaller venues on the scene. Not just in the UK, but in Yorkshire too!
Redcar Racecourse has a narrow oval track, around one mile and three quarters in length. It also has a long one mile straight attached as well. This is not only one of the country’s flattest courses; it’s also the only venue to have a truly flat one mile straight! The narrow track though means the turns here are sharp, so it’s not a full sprint all the way!
Redcar is home to three notable races every year. The Zetland Gold Cup is the first of these races and takes place in May every year. It’s a Class 2 Handicap which runs over 1 mile 2 furlongs and has a purse of £45k!
If you were only to make one trip out here though we’d recommend the October meeting. Here you’ll find Redcar Racecourse’s other two notable races: the Two-Year-Old Trophy and the Guisborough Stakes.
These two are the two biggest races run at Redcar Racecourse- and both on the same day! Both run between 6-7 furlongs. While the Guisborough stakes is open to horses aged over two; the Two-Year-Old Trophy is exclusively for two-year-olds. It’s the latter of the two that gets the most notoriety though as the Two-Year-Old Trophy comes with a purse of £150k!