Sedgefield Racecourse is located in County Durham and is a jumps only track. Meetings take place throughout the year, except for in June and July. The course was threatened by closure for many years and, as a result, has recently seen considerable investment. Arc took over the track (as Northern Racing initially) and have upgraded facilities without removing the small-course vibe that was very much a part of this pretty country track’s charm.
Sedgefield Betting Tips
The jumps course at Sedgefield is a quirky track with a steep uphill run leaving the back straight. A big drop follows from the home turn to the last fence, before the final climb up the hill to the winning line. Despite extensive drainage work in recent seasons, the ground still tends to be very deep during the winter months. This makes the course much more of a test, despite the track’s sharp nature. In general, this course suits nippier types rather than a heavy topped, long striding horse. The bends and undulations are prone to catching horses out. Previous course form is often a good guide to a race and our tips take this into account.
Sedgefield Betting Trends
Our betting tips for Sedgefield races often focus on novice hurdles. In these races, 58% of favourites won over the last five seasons for a small profit. In 2014, 69% (20 of 29) of novice hurdles went to the horse topping the betting.
Runners trained by Malcolm Jefferson have an excellent record at the track: he boasts a 30% strike rate in the last five years for a level stakes profit of +£51.54 to a £1 stake. Kenneth Slack has only recently taken over the licence from his mother, Evelyn Slack. However, he has already forged a sensational record at Sedgefield racecourse. A 40% strike rate (16 winners from 40 runners) for a level stakes profit of +£30.83 shows that anything representing his Cumbrian stable should be taken seriously.
Sedgefield Feature Races
- Betfred Hurdle Series Final (Handicap) (2m 4f)
- Durham National Handicap Chase (3m 5f)