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Newcastle Harness Racing Club

Experience night racing in the heart of Newcastle

Been there and done it all in Newcastle?

Keen to do something a bit different this weekend? There’s perhaps one place you haven't considered, The Newcastle Harness Racing Club. 

Perhaps not at the top of your weekend list of must do's, you'd be forgiven for not knowing where the Newcastle Harness Racing Club is, or, that it even exists. Tucked in behind the Knights Stadium, and accessed via their car park, this massive trotting track, restaurant and bar area can’t be seen nor heard.

However, The Newcastle Harness Club really does tick all the boxes when it comes to having a great night out. First, if you love a punt there’s all the racing action out on the track. Then there’s the massive Pacers restaurant with its 4 tiers of restaurant space and spectacular glass frontage that offers uninterrupted views of the track and beyond.

Pacers also offers up tasty and generous servings of all your club menu classics and of course there’s a bar that comes with those much-loved club prices, making the evening an easy on your pocket. 

Then there are those little extra experiences that you won’t get at your favourite restaurant or local pub. Like what you ask? well here’s a couple that we got amongst;

  • Get up close to those magnificent trotting creatures in the parading area before they get all sweaty.

  • Take a walk down to the stables and wash bays to get a sense of all the pre-race tension. Not usually open to the public but can be arranged if you’re keen to go behind-the-scenes and see the owners and drivers with their much loved horses that are treated more like their pets than racing beasts. 

  • Take a seat in the Starter Mobile, these are on request as they are limited. It doesn’t get any closer to the action than this. This is fast and furious and there’s no better way to experience a trotting race.   

  • Have a race named after you. Yep your name will appear on all the Form Guides, in the Newcastle Trots Race Book and on Sky Racing. Call 4956 1750 and ask about their birthday packages which includes all of the above. 

Whilst you may have been to the races before, the trots has an atmosphere all of its own and even though it maybe not be on your list of usual weekend must do’s we reckon you’ll be pretty impressed.