I went to Newcastle racecourse in November.
I like the fact that they have retained the old stand and not knocked it down in favour of some modern construction of glass and steel.
But there is no doubt the course needs some serious updating. And better facilities.
Those who run the course wish to go down the path of staging all weather racing. With the climate in the North East being so vulnerable to what blows across the North Sea, I can see where they are coming from. Too many cancelled meetings and that would not be the case if . . .
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