Newcastle Racecourse is also known as Gosforth Park and is set in the North East of England. The course is set on the original site of the famous Blaydon Races. In 2016 it changed from a turf course to an all weather (Tapeta) course.
Newcastle is the only All Weather racecourse in the country which has a straight mile. Together with its width this very much means that it is a galloping track. The surface is the same as the Chelmsford and Wolverhampton surfaces.
Draw Bias & Pace Analysis
There appears to be a slight bias towards high drawn stalls in sprints but over the 7f and 1m straight course there is plenty of time for horses to get themselves sorted out and galloping. However any draw bias is outweighed by the fact that it is really difficult to front run at Newcastle. It is the most difficult of all the all weather tracks to front run at. So if your horse is out in front and looking comfortable two furlongs out don’t count your chickens.
Over the round track the most important thing is to get a good position on the rails (low drawn number are closest to the rails). However again making all is really difficult so if your horse jumps out of a low drawn stall and is making the running then tear up your ticket.