Newcastle racecourse news, tips & races

Newcastle Racecourse is located in the heart of Newcastle at Broadmeadow. Run by the Newcastle Jockey Club it is the largest provincial club in NSW.

Horseracing has a long history in Newcastle with the first race meeting held in 1848 on a track cleared through bush and scrub. The future of Newcastle was made secure when the first meeting of racegoers and enthusiasts met to form the Newcastle Jockey Club in 1907. 

Newcastle Racecourse Stats

Facilities include two levels of Public Bars, Members Bar and the ever-popular Lawn Marquees which all overlook the track, offering patrons an exciting day at the races.

With its close proximity to the rich breeding areas of the Hunter Valley, the club has also developed one of the State’s major training centres with many champions of the past and present commencing their racing careers at the Newcastle track.


Newcastle horse racing tips

There are many meetings held at Newcastle each year and our expert horse racing tips are usually released in the days leading up to the meetings.

Today's horse racing tips & best bets | April 21, 2022
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Newcastle betting preview
An eight-race program will be contested at Newcastle Jockey Club on Thursday, so HorseBetting's New South Wales racing analyst has ...
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Today's horse racing tips & best bets | March 31, 2022
Five horse racing meetings are scheduled around Australia today. See the top tips, best odds and quaddie selections here at ...
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Newcastle betting preview
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Today's horse racing tips & best bets | March 28, 2022
Three horse racing meetings are scheduled around Australia today. See the top tips, best odds and quaddie selections here at ...
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Newcastle betting preview
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Newcastle racing news

Newcastle is one of best racecourses in Australia and we are constantly covering the latest horse racing news from this track.

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Top New South Wales hoop Christian Reith has today been told by specialists that he will be sidelined for 12 ...
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Top New South Wales jockey Christian Reith was dislodged when his mount Graphite Mist fell at around the 150m mark ...
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Newcastle racecourse address & how to get there

Newcastle Racecourse is located on Darling St. Broadmeadow NSW 2292 and is 2 hours North of Sydney.
Free parking is available onsite for 300 cars and there are a number of public transport options.

  • Trains to Newcastle racecourse

    Newcastle racing track specificationsThe closest train station to Newcastle Racecourse is Hamilton station. Please visit City Rail to view timetables.

  • Buses to Newcastle horse racing track

    There are several bus points that drop off to bus stops located around Newcastle Racecourse. Visit Newcastle Buses for timetable and route information.

  • Taxis to & from Newcastle race track

    There is a taxi rank located on Darling Street at the main entry that is operational on race days. Taxis arrive regularly throughout the day. P: 1300Cabs.

  • Newcastle Racing Club courtesy Bus

    Newcastle Racecourse operates a complimentary courtesy bus that runs from Newcastle Racecourse to The Prince of Merewether after Saturday race meetings. This bus runs on loop from 3:30pm onwards and the pickup location is on Darling St.

  • Flying into Newcastle for the races

    The closest airport is Newcastle Airport, a short 35-minute drive from Newcastle. Newcastle Airport is serviced by several airlines from major cities including Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.


Newcastle race track specifications

The Newcastle Racecourse has an oval shaped layout, the racetrack is spacious and flat with a track circumference of 2000 metres.

There is a 900m and 1650m chute and the home straight is 415m long. There is also the inside Beaumont track, which is used primarily for country-level meetings once held at Cessnock.

Major races held at Newcastle

Racing is held 24 Saturdays a year, along with the Newmarket Race Day in March as part of the Autumn racing season, a 2-day Spring Racing Carnival in September and the $1 million The Hunter Race Day – a standalone Saturday meeting in November.

Newcastle Racecourse hosts a number of other major race days including: the famous Boxing Day race meeting each December and the Pink Race Day in July to raise funds for the Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation.

Group Races held at Newcastle Racecourse are the Newcastle Newmarket Handicap, Cameron Handicap, Newcastle Gold Cup and the Newcastle Spring Stakes.

Newcastle Newmarket Handicap
Newcastle Newmarket Handicap

How to bet on the Newcastle races

Australia’s top online bookmakers are the best way to wager on New South Wales Racing, with all betting sites offering markets for Newcastle races on race day.

Often the more popular horse racing feature races at Newcastle will have odds out well in advance, giving punters in the know an opportunity to get in early. Some major horse racing betting sites in Australia have got extensive futures markets available.

Newcastle Racecourse also has TAB facilities as well as a Bookmaking Ring, where a number of bookmakers are set up for race days.


Trainers that call Newcastle race track home

Premier trainer Kris Lees is amongst those who call Newcastle Racecourse home. Many trainers have stable complexes and homes adjacent to the track and close by, with up to 300 horses working on the track each morning.

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