On A Raceday

Arriving at the Racecourse

Please be aware that we are currently operating heightened security measures at all our race meetings.

This means that there will be more extensive bag and physical search procedures for everyone at all our entrances, which may include search dogs. You may also notice a stronger security presence throughout the site and the vicinity. On occasions the police may directly use further drug detection methods to support our own searching regimes.

 

These measures may mean that access to the Racecourse might take longer than you expect. Please be prepared for this and allow sufficient extra time. Please also bear in mind that if you exit at any stage, you will need to pass through security to re-enter. We also ask that you do not bring unnecessary bags or luggage into the racecourse.

We hope that these measures do not cause you or your guests too much inconvenience and ask for your understanding, patience and cooperation.


Dress Codes

Newbury Racecourse wants all racegoers to feel comfortable during their visit. Please find more information about dress recommendations, split out by enclosure, below.

Premier Enclosure, Lounge 303, 1905 Stalls, & Berkshire Premier Club

Racegoers are encouraged to wear smart attire in these spaces and many racegoers choose to dress up for their day with us.

Smart shorts, smart denim jeans and trainers are all permitted.

Denim must not be ripped, fancy dress, and football/sports team shirts and vests are not permitted.

Grandstand Enclosure & Racegoers Restaurant

Newbury’s Grandstand Enclosure offers a more relaxed dress code with non-offensive fancy dress welcome. Football/sports team shirts are not permitted.

Under 12s

Please note, no dress code applies to Under 12s in any of Newbury Racecourse’s spaces.


What To Bring

  • Proof of age (if you are or look Under 25)
  • Your ticket if you’ve received it or your ticket collection reference number if you’re picking your tickets up – these will be available from East Gate
  • A cash/payment card as Newbury Racecourse is a cashless site for tickets, food and drink – cash is accepted by the on-site bookmarkers and Tote betting facilities at the Racecourse
  • You may bring one sealed bottle of still water of up to 500ml

What Not To Bring

  • Food and drink (although picnicking in the car parks is allowed, but we cannot guarantee that we’ll be able to allocate space next to your vehicle for this)
  • Chairs, tents, parasols, gazebos or bikes
  • Weapons or anything that may be considered offensive
  • Flags or banners containing poles or sticks and that could restrict the view of or be construed as offensive to other spectators
  • Glass containers of any kind
  • Pets
  • Laser pens
  • Balloons

Food & Drink

An array of food and drink – catering for a wide range of taste and dietary requirements – is available across Newbury Racecourse on racedays.

Vegan Offering

The Racecourse’s three coffee yards – on the ground and first floors of the Berkshire Stand and the first floor of the Dubai Duty Free Grandstand – offer a number of hot and cold vegan options.

Gluten Free Offering

The Butchers’ Block (ground floor of Berkshire), The Paddock Kitchen (first floor of Berkshire), Piglets Pantry (first floor of Hampshire) and the 1905 (first floor of the Hampshire) all offer menus which can be tailored to create gluten free options.

Dairy Free Offering

Oat, almond and soya milk are available across the Racecourse.

Should you have any queries or questions regarding the Racecourse’s food and drink offering please don’t hesitate to ask a member of the catering team.


Raceday Reception

If you have any queries on the day, please visit our reception desk located at the East Entrance where our team will be pleased to help.


Racecards

Get the most out of your day by purchasing a racecard (£4) on your arrival or while purchasing tickets online. This will give you information on all the runners and riders of the day, details of other on-site activities and is a nice souvenir of the day to take away with you. Please note, Racecards can be purchased by card.


Cashless Site

Newbury Racecourse is a cashless site, aside from the trackside bookmakers and the Tote betting facilities.

Please note,  ATMs can be found of the ground floor of the Berkshire Stand and Dubai Duty Free Grandstand.


Challenge 25 Policy

If you or your guests appear to be between the ages of 18 and 25 and are intending to drink alcohol, you will be required to obtain a wristband from our Wristband Exchange point located at the East Entrance. If you appear to be under the age of 25 you will be unable to purchase alcohol without a wristband. You will need to show a valid Driving Licence, Passport or Pass Card to obtain a wristband (this must be an original ID document, not a copy or photograph).

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Your Accommodation

If you have not yet booked your accommodation, Newbury Racecourse have teamed up with HotelPlanner.com to provide our racegoers with discounted hotel prices. Head to www.newburyracecourse.hotelplanner.com to find exclusive discounted accommodation for our racedays.