Newcastle Plate Day Festival: Timings, Travel Tips, and Weather Guide

Newcastle Plate Day Festival: Timings, Travel Tips, and Weather Guide

Here’s Everything You Need to Know for the Upcoming Newcastle Plate Day Festival

Newcastle upon Tyne: As excitement builds for this week’s racing event, Newcastle Racecourse prepares for the highly anticipated JenningsBet Northumberland Plate Festival. This year’s event promises an exceptional blend of thrilling horse racing, vibrant entertainment, and exclusive hospitality. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the prestigious three-day racing event.

Fixtures & Timings Day 1: Thursday 27th June – Seaton Delaval Handicap Stakes

Gates Open: 12:00

First Race: 14:00

Main Race (Seaton Delaval Handicap): est 16:10

Last Race: 17:50 Est

7 Races

Day 2: Friday 28th June – Gosforth Park Cup Night

Gates Open: 14:30

First Race: 16:23

Main Race (Gosforth Park Cup): est 18:00

Last Race: 20:20 Est

8 Races

Madness Performance: 20:50 est

Day 3: Saturday 29th June – Northumberland Plate Day

Gates Open: 11:00

First Race: 13:50

Main Race (Plate Race): est 15:10

Last Race: 17:55 Est

8 Races

Hacienda Classical Performance: 18:30 est

Full shot of the stage with Pete Tong performing. Audience watching in the foreground

Weather: Top Tips for Racegoers

Heatwave Tips:

· Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day.

· Sunscreen: Apply a high-SPF sunscreen regularly.

· Shade: Seek shade during peak sun hours to avoid heat exhaustion.

· Dress Appropriately: Wear light, breathable fabrics and hats to protect from the sun.

Rainy Day Tips:

· Umbrellas: Bring a compact umbrella that fits your outfit.

· Footwear: Wear waterproof shoes or bring a change of footwear.

· Layers: Dress in layers that can be easily added or removed.

· Waterproof Gear: Pack a light, waterproof jacket or poncho.

Horse Welfare: Ensuring the welfare of the horses during the Jenningsbet Northumberland Plate Festival, especially in hot weather, is our top priority. Horses are well-adapted to handle high temperatures and acclimate effectively. Here are some key measures taken to ensure all horse welfare standards are met:

· Veterinary Oversight: Continuous monitoring by veterinary professionals ensures horses race and recover safely.

· Weather Precautions: Extra measures are taken in hot conditions; racing is suspended if a red weather warning is issued.

· Pre- and Post-Race Checks: Routine examinations by vets before and after races identify and address any issues promptly.

These steps ensure the highest standards of horse welfare and safety throughout the event.

HORSE RACING HORSE RACING, NEWCASTLE CALLING THE WIND ridden by Neil Callan wins the JENNINGSBET NORTHUMBERLAND PLATE HANDICAP at NEWCASTLE 1/7/23.Photograph by Grossick Racing Photography 0771 046 1723

Travel Tips: Getting to Newcastle Racecourse

1. By Road: Conveniently located in the North East of England, follow brown and white tourist board signs bearing a horse and rider from the A1, A19, and main approach roads to Newcastle. A taxi from Newcastle City Centre or Newcastle Central Station will cost approximately £10. For traffic updates in the nearby area, please click here.

2. By Bus: The bus services are relentless seven days a week. The X15, X22, X21, X11, 43, and 44 services all run from Haymarket bus station, and the X18 from Eldon Square bus station. Haymarket Bus Station: Numbers 43 and 44 leave from here every few minutes and arrive at a stop just outside the racecourse road entrance.

3. By Taxi: We recommend using a local company like LA Taxis or Blueline for your travel needs. Book in advance for both drop-off and pick-up. LA Taxis: Contact 0191 287 7777 or visit their website for more information. Blueline: Contact 0191 262 6666 or visit their website for more information Or for those looking to travel in style, Parkers Chauffeurs provides the most luxurious travel for every occasion. Contact 0333 666 1777 or enquiries@parkerschauffeurs.com to enquire.

4. By Rail: Newcastle Central Station is the nearest mainline station, approximately 15 minutes and £10 by taxi to the racecourse. Alternatively, Regent Centre and Four Lane Ends Metro Stations are situated 2 miles from the racecourse, with a shuttle bus operating on Saturday fixtures only.

Whether you’re a seasoned racegoer or new to the experience, the Plate Festival at Newcastle Racecourse offers something for everyone. With thrilling races, top-notch hospitality, and entertainment, it’s the perfect day out. Don’t miss out—plan your visit today!

For last-minute ticket purchases and more details on the different hospitality packages, visit Newcastle Racecourse’s website at: www.newcastle-racecourse.co.uk/racing-highlights/northumberland-plate-festival.

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