Newcastle Racing Tips & Latest News

Newcastle is located around 160km from the New South Wales capital of Sydney and has one of the premier provincial racecourses in the state.

Whilst Newcastle is used predominately for the provincial or secondary Saturday New South Wales programs, it plays host to some group races and is now $1 million dollar "The Hunter".

Newcastle History

The Newcastle Racecourse has been operating for over 100 years now and it's widely regarded as the biggest and best provincial track in the state.

With 24 Saturday meetings a year, it now has a standalone Saturday meeting following the Sydney Spring Carnival with the "The Hunter" being introduced in 2019, a $1 million dollar race which was taken out by Savatiano from the Godolphin operation.

The Newmarket Handicap, Cameron Handicap, Spring Stakes and Group Three Newcastle Gold Cup are other major races that are run at the Newcastle Racecourse.

Newcastle Bookie Promotions

Newcastle betting markets generally arrive the day or two before a provincial program.

Companies like Unibet Australia and Palmerbet deliver Newcastle bookmaker offers, so keep an eye out in the lead up to the meetings for what bonus bet and money back specials are on offer.

Newcastle Free Bets

Due to Australian regulations bookmakers are no longer allowed to offer free bets to prospective or existing customers.

However, bookmakers do still offer money back specials which essentially amount to free bets if successful so check with your bookie to see if they are delivering Newcastle free bets.

Newcastle Fixtures

Newcastle racing fixtures are released prior to the new season.

You can view any upcoming Newcastle meetings by visiting their website which is generally up to date and details all of the on-course entertainment and functions.

Newcastle Results

Racing NSW provide all results, replays and trial information for New South Wales races, which includes Newcastle.

You can also use the search function to seek out a particular horse that you follow or it can also be a useful tool for owners and connections to see all their replays in one place.

Newcastle Bet Of The Day

Our experts watch and analyse races at Newcastle to deliver the best bets of each and every card.

You can expect to see our Newcastle tips and previews the day prior to a country meeting there.

Newcastle Social News

The official Newcastle Jockey Club website can be found by clicking here.

They also have a twitter account which is @newcastleraces_ and they will keep posting news and events for the race day leading up to a Newcastle meeting.

Newcastle Racing FAQ

How many meetings are held at Newcastle?

For Saturday's alone, Newcastle hosts 24 meetings a year.

With the close proximity to Sydney and with many provincial trainers situated within a 2-3 hour drive of the track, Newcastle generally attracts good fields.

When is the 2020 Newcastle Gold Cup?

The Newcastle Cup in 2020 will be held on Friday, September 18.

This race has group three status.

Who won the 2019 Newcastle Gold Cup?

Hush Writer won the 2019 Newcastle Gold Cup.

In 2019 it was worth $200,000.

How to bet on Newcastle?

To place a bet on the Newcastle races you'll need to be signed up with an online bookmaker.

Generally corporate bookies provide betting markets a day or two prior to a provincial meeting at Newcastle and a little longer for their few bigger/feature programs.

How far is Newcastle from Sydney?

Newcastle is located around 160km from the New South Wales capital of Sydney.

It's an ideal location to attract most bigger trainers in the state.

How do I get to the Newcastle Racecourse?

Just about every mode of transportation is available and flights do go regularly to Newcastle from most major capital cities.

The closest train station to the Newcastle Racecourse is the Hamilton Station and the race club run complimentary shuttle buses to and from the races for those looking to travel by train from Sydney or surrounding areas.