Northumberland Plate Day at Newcastle Racecourse: Timings, tickets and dress code for annual event – Chronicle Live

Suits have been snapped up and fascinators bought by the bucket load, which can only mean one thing - it's nearly time for the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle Racecourse.

Plate Day is always a huge deal for both the Racecourse and the whole of the area as tens of thousands of locals and visitors to the city flock to enjoy a fabulous day out while having a flutter on a packed racing programme.

Betfair Exchange Northumberland Plate Day will be the biggest event of the year at the High Gosforth Park course and will be even bigger thanks to the addition of Madness, who will perform classics from their huge back catalogue after the racing has concluded.

Plate Day races this year will include the Betfair Exchange Northumberland Plate itself and the Betfair Exchange Chipchase Stakes.

Here is everything you need to know from Plate Day timings to Plate Day tickets and the Plate Day dress code

Plate Day timings

Gates open: 11am

First race (of eight): 1.50pm

Northumberland Plate: 3.35pm

Best Dressed Male final: 4.20pm (Winners Enclosure)

Last Race: 5.50pm

Madness on stage - around 6.20pm until 8ish

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Plate Day tickets

Grandstand & Paddock Admission

Advance price: £38. Gate price: £42 (concession/student discount: £4 off gate price with valid identification).

Premier Enclosure Admission

Advance price - £53. Gate price increased (concession/student discount: £4 off gate price with valid identification).

There are also a number of hospitality options ranging from £150 - £414 per person.

*All ticket types include access to Madness' performance.

Visit Newcastle Racecourse website to purchase and for more information.

Dress code

The dress code in hospitality areas and the Premier Enclosure is smart casual. Sportswear, trainers and fancy dress are not permitted. Shirts must have a collar, a tie is not essential. Smart jeans and tailored shorts are acceptable.

 

Fancy dress is allowed, providing it’s decent and would not cause offence to other guests.

How to get there

By Road

Ideally 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.

By Bus

Numbers 43 and 44 leave from Haymarket Bus Station in Newcastle City Centre every few minutes and arrive at a stop just outside the racecourse road entrance.

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There is a free shuttle bus service on Friday and weekend racedays that runs from Four Lane Ends & Regent Centre Metro Stations to the racecourse, beginning an hour and a half before racing, and then returns from the racecourse to the same metro stations directly after racing.

By Rail

Newcastle Central Station is 15 minutes by taxi. Regent Centre Metro Station is situated 2 miles from the racecourse.

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