Sedgefield Racing

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County Durham is filled with some the United Kingdom’s most beautiful places, not least the famous cathedral which to be found in the city. Any who know a little of the history of Britain will certainly know of the historic import of the city in matters of church and state, while those who love the ‘Sport of Kings’ will know that Sedgefield Racing has its own rich heritage dating back to the first half of the 18th century.

Free Horse Racing Tips, Click Here! While Sedgefield Racing was only recorded from 1846, it had nonetheless already been a much loved and cherished sport in the region and remains so today. The racecourse itself is considered the ‘Friendly Racecourse’ and all who venture to it on one of the 19 jump fixtures, which take place over a period of eleven months, will find the atmosphere vibrant, exciting and welcoming of new fans and die-hard punters alike.

While there are many ways to enjoy the excitement of racedays or take advantage of the excellent facilities of the Durham County racecourse, the bulk of people venturing through the turnstiles are those who come for the pleasure of laying a bet and waiting for their favourites to cross the winning line ahead of the rest. There are two enclosures to pick from. The Course Enclosure is located in the centre of the track, and it is the economical option for those who are with friends or family and would like to mix the thrills of the action with a bit of family time.

The Course Enclosure has a dedicated picnic area, and a family picnics are a great way to enjoy the close-up action of the home stretch without it becoming an expensive day, especially if there are more than a couple of people in the party. During certain fixtures, there is also entertainment for kids, which is complimentary of course. Although you’re not permitted to bring alcohol, there are bars within the Course Enclosure, just as there are betting facilities. So, if you want to enjoy great sport close-up, feeling all the power and grace of thoroughbreds making a dash for the finishing post, then the Course Enclosure is for you.

Those who want to experience Sedgefield Racing in a more traditional manner, a manner which includes all the frills and furnishings which make for a nourishing experience, then the Grandstand Enclosure is the place to be nourished.

Grandstand Enclosure badges entitle holders to all the public areas of the racecourse. From the Winners’ Enclosure to the Parage Ring, and, of course all the lovely bars and eateries which are part of the pleasure.

The savvy racegoer will probably want to have a base for the duration of the action. To this end, Sedgefield Racing can be enjoyed from the luxurious confines of Hoops Bistro.
Sedgefield Racing, inside rail

For an all-inclusive price per head, those who book a table at Hoops Bistro will get their table for the day or evening; the price includes a delicious three-course meal, the Grandstand Enclosure pass, racecard, and all the friendly, efficient service of a restaurant which is widely revered for its culinary efforts and great raceday ambiance.

All around the Grandstand Enclosure are to be found a number of food outlets and bars, which means that if you’re more partial to an authentic Cornish Pasty with a pint of thick ale, then you’ll also find you appetites well met.

Companies and individual looking to mix a little corporate hospitality with equestrian sport will certainly want to book one of the 13 private suites. From groups of 15 to groups of a 100, each suite boasts superlative views of the racecourse from private balconies, as well as being fitted with Closed Circuit Television for a more comprehensive view of the races.

Sedgefield Racing, winner Packages are available and include all you and your guests could want to make for a day of pleasurable, rewarding and convivial excitement.

With 19 fixtures which take place over the course of nearly a whole year, the racecourse is always readying itself for the next meeting, but it doesn’t close down in-between. Far from it, it is one of the county’s premier places for conferences and seminars. Facilities are well appointed and versatile. From marquees to dedicated venues for conferences, both large and small, corporate clients will have to worry about nothing. The team of dedicated organizational staff are highly skilled at making any event run without a hitch, be it a small meeting or a large theatre-style seminar. Additionally, the racecourse is located close to many points of road, rail and air access, and, with all the free parking, it could be easier for delegates to find their way.

But Sedgefield Racing isn’t only about raceday thrills and corporate events, it is a beautiful setting for events of any kind. Weddings are a speciality of the team and the grounds are licensed to hold civil ceremonies. Wedding packages are available and have been designed to make every occasion the kind of romantic, memorable experience every marrying couple hopes it to be. Packages can include the ceremony, drinks reception, a full three-course lunch prepared by superb caterers, an evening buffet, and, if everyone hasn’t over-indulged, a disco or dance.

The facilities and experience of this County Durham racecourse are, respectively, expansive and valued. From the Miss Durham contest and Christmas, Stag and Hen Parties to outdoor events like Caravan Rallies and Car Boot Sales, whenever you find yourself visiting the ‘Friendly Racecourse’ there’s bound to be something going on, even if it there isn’t a saddle-carrying jockey to be seen.