Racing has continued at High Gosforth Park for over 120 years and is the site of the Blaydon Races, a famous local day to the people of the North East and also Beeswing Ladies Day, named after the most famous horse never to have won the Plate. Apart from winning 46 of her 51 races, Beeswing produced children or grand-children, nine of which went on to win the Derby , eight to win the Oaks and eleven who succeeded in the St Leger.
The Estate developed over the years to include Parklands and Northumberland Golf Clubs, a nature reserve and a Scout Camp. Ownership of the Estate has changed hands many times and until 1994 was owned by Companies such as Newcastle Breweries, Bellway Homes and private shareholders.
From the south, bypass Newcastle on the A1. The course is in High Gosforth Park, 3 miles north of the city centre. From the north, take the Junction signposted Wideopen. From the east, take the A19 and A1056. Then follow
From London Kings Cross, take the Great North Eastern service to Newcastle Central. The station is four miles from the course, and just 15 minutes in a taxi. Newcastle’s underground Metro runs to South Gosforth, Regent C