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.

This 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 Code

Premier Enclosure, Hospitality & The Hennessy Restaurant
Many people like to dress up, especially for our Saturday meetings. Racegoers are encouraged to wear smart attire; gentlemen are asked to wear a collared shirt, although a tie is not essential.

Smart denim with no rips or tears and long, tailored shorts are acceptable.

NO sports/denim shorts, T-shirts, vests, sports/supporter shirts, tracksuits, sportswear (including trainers) or bare chests. Gentlemen’s flip flops/ sandals are not permitted.

*No rips or tears

Grandstand Enclosure & Racegoers Restaurant
No sportswear, bare chests or ripped/ torn denim. Fancy dress is welcome though we reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone whose attire may cause offence or danger to other racegoers.

Under 12s- no dress code.

Here are some ideas of what to wear:

Dress-code-examples

Newbury Racecourse reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone who is considered inappropriately dressed

Raceday Creche

Up to two hours free childcare is available for children under eight years old in the Rocking Horse Nursery, located adjacent to Car Park 2 (please see map here) on the following racedays:

11 February 4 & 25 March, 22 April, 20 May, 22 July, 19 August, 23 September, 28 October, 2 & 30 December

The Rocking Horse Nursery opens half an hour before the first race of the day.

Frequently Asked Questions

We do find that many of our racegoers often have similar requests for information, this downloadable pdf details a wide range of information.  If you cannot find the information you are after, call us on 01635 40015 and we will be happy to answer your questions. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 9.00 - 5.30 - also weekend racedays

FAQs for Racing
  • Eat & Drink

    Newbury Racecourse has many award winning food and drink outlets, of particular note are those in the Berkshire & Hampshire stands

    Find out more
  • Entry Policy

    All racegoers, without exception, must abide by all of the conditions stated to gain entry, please ensure that you are aware of these conditions before you travel.

    Find out more
  • Owners & Trainers

    We are always looking for ways to improve the experience for Owners and Trainers at Newbury

    Find out more

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