Redcar Racecourse

Redcar Racecourse

Key Characteristics

They have been racing at the seaside course since 1875.

Redcar is a narrow, left-handed, oval track which is approximately a mile and three quarters in extent.

Races between five furlongs and one mile are run on the straight track. The course is perfectly flat, and with the exception of its two sharp bends. It provides a very fair test and galloping types do well here. The course drains well, and when conditions are riding fast, it can sometimes be difficult to make up ground from off the pace.

A few ridges have developed at Redcar over the years and you definitely need to keep on the right side of those. The bottom turn is tricky to navigate too – there’s been more than one problem there – and the straight rides tremendously long. So, although it’s flat enough, races seem to change three or four times after the home turn“. Jason Weaver

Draw Bias & Pace Analysis

Over 5 furlongs and 6 furlongs the stalls are placed in the middle of the track at most meetings. There appears from the stats that runners on the far rails do better and this therefore favours low drawn horses. However as most horses appear to track over the advantage is not great.

Over 7 furlongs and the straight mile horses have enough time to win from any stall and there doesn’t appear to be any bias.

What appears to be important at Redcar is to be prominent. As mentioned when the ground is riding fast they don’t tend to come back to you and the words “few of them got into this” are heard.

Over the 1m1f trip horses drawn high have to get across quickly to find a position otherwise they will be left running very wide round the tight bend into the straight.

Trainers & Jockeys


William Haggas 47.8
Mark Johnston 18.0
Kevin Ryan 16.7
Richard Fahey 15.1
Declan Carroll 15.1
David O’Meara 14.3



Danny Tudhope 18.6
Kevin Stott 17.1
Joe Fanning 16.7
Nathan Evans 15.9
Tony Hamilton 14.7
Peter Makin 12.6
David Allan 12.0
Redcar Racecourse