Set in the 812-acre High Gosforth Park Estate and opened in 1882, the course is about five miles north of Newcastle city centre and is easily accessible.
This is very much a stayers' track with a galloping left-handed circuit of a mile and three-quarters. Best races are the Northumberland Plate in June, the `Fighting Fifth' Hurdle in November and the Eider Chase in February.
Left-hand course of 1m 6f, with a steadily rising home straight of half a mile. Low numbers best up to 7f, and high numbers best when the going is soft.
Left-hand course of 1m 6f, with a steadily rising home straight of half a mile and a 220yd run-in. Eleven tough fences and seven hurdles per circuit, suits the galloping type