Tap The Honey and jockey Joey Haynes made history on Tuesday as the first winners on the new artificial track at Newcastle.
The Karl Burke-trained three-year-old won the Maiden Stakes from Kings Gold.
Newcastle was approved by the British Horseracing Authority to become an all-weather course for the 2016 season.
It is the sixth venue to stage fixtures on flat racing’s all-weather circuit after owners sanctioned the replacement of the long-standing turf track.
Roger Varian’s newcomer Gibbs Hill was third over the 10-and-a-half furlong race.