Visitor Guide: BetVictor Hungerford Day with Olly Murs

Visitor Guide: All You Need To Know

Car Parks Open: 10.30am | Gates Open: 11am | First Race: 1:50pm | Last Race: 5:15pm | Olly Murs Live: Approx. 6pm

Tickets & Hospitality

Early Bird and Advance Saver tickets are sold out.

Standard tickets – priced from £45 – are available to purchase online before 11:59pm on Friday 18 August or on the East Gate from 11am on the day.

A limited amount of hospitality remains for BetVictor Hungerford Day.

Ticket and swing badge collection – and the reprinting of misplaced tickets – will be available at the East Gate from 11am on Saturday 19 August.  For those racegoers requiring ticket collection or ticketing reprinting services we ask that a booking reference number is at the ready to provide to staff.

Getting Here & Travel

By Rail

Newbury Racecourse has its own train station, which is just one stop from Newbury Station with regular connections from major stations across the region.

Once arriving at Newbury Racecourse station it’s simply a case of making the short walk (1-2 minutes) to the Racecourse.

Car Parking

Newbury Racecourse offers free parking for all racedays with no pre-booking required. Those looking to drive to the venue are simply asked to follow the signage and stewards’ instructions on arrival at the Racecourse.

Those with Grandstand Enclosure tickets and those dining in the Racegoers’ Restaurant should park in Car Parks 4 or 5.

Those with Premier Enclosure tickets, Members and hospitality guests should park in Car Park 1.

Any attendees who are collecting tickets or swing badges on arrival should park in Car Parks 4 or 5.

Car Parks open at 10:30am, while vehicles can be left on-site overnight.

A coach park – for minibuses and coaches – is also available and staff will be on hand to direct appropriate vehicles to this car park.

Free Shuttle Bus

A free shuttle bus (running from 7:30pm – 9:30pm) will be available to take racegoers to Newbury Bus Station (in the town centre).

The Concert

Olly Murs takes to the stage after racing, at approximately 6pm.

The concert is standing only, with the stage located within the Grandstand Enclosure.

If you’ve purchased Close Proximity viewing you’ll be able to collect your wristband from the dedicated exchange point located on the Racecourse map below. Please note, only those aged over 18 are entitled admission to the Close Proximity area.

A dedicated Family Zone will be available for those with children.

An accessible viewing platform will be available – adjacent to the Dubai Duty Free Grandstand – for those with Accessible tickets. Please note, access to this platform is on a first come, first served basis.

Racecourse Map

Take a look below to get your bearings ahead of your visit.

Close Proximity

If you’ve purchased Close Proximity viewing you’ll be able to collect your wristband from the dedicated exchange point highlighted on the map below.

In the case of inclement weather your wristband(s) will be available to collect from alternative locations, all of which will be clearly signposted.

Please note, only those aged over 18 are entitled admission to the Close Proximity area.

Dress Code

Newbury Racecourse wants all racegoers to feel comfortable during their visit – please see below for dress recommendations for BetVictor Hungerford Day with Olly Murs.

Premier Enclosure

Racegoers are encouraged to wear smart attire in the Premier Enclosure 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

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

Under 12s

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

Racing Info & Weather

We’re looking forward to seven races on BetVictor Hungerford Day with Olly Murs.

Race Times: 1:50, 2:25, 3:00, 3:35, 4:10, 4:40, 5:15.

For the latest weather forecast for Newbury, please click here.

Free Wi-Fi & App

Newbury Racecourse offer all racegoers the use of a free Wi-Fi service.

When on-site simply select ‘FREE WIFI’ and create an account to start using the free service.

Britbet’s Raceday Ready App – designed to enhance your experience with us – will also be available for use once on-site at Newbury Racecourse – this can be accessed via QR codes across site and also from links within the Racecard.


If you’re thinking of having a bet while you’re with us then you’ll be able to get all the insight and latest form within our Racecard.

These are available to purchase from sellers on the East Entrance and at the designated Racecard booths and are priced at £4.

Food & Drink

An array of food and drink – catering for a wide range of taste and dietary requirements – will be available across the Racecourse.

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.

Accommodation & Staying Over

Newbury Racecourse is home to The Lodge – a 36 bedroom hotel located close to the centre of the Racecourse – so why rush off after your day.

For more information on The Lodge and how to book a room please click here.

At the same time, Newbury Racecourse have teamed up with to provide our racegoers with discounted hotel prices. Click here to find out more and book a room.

Other Important Information

Please note, Newbury Racecourse is a cashless site. Only the on-site bookmakers and the Tote will accept cash. Cash machines can be found on-site.

Please note, Newbury Racecourse operates a ‘Challenge 25’ policy for alcohol purchase and consumption. Anyone lucky enough to look under 25, will need to show ID at either the East Entrance or at the Berkshire Stand Reception, where a ‘Challenge 25′ wristband will be issued.

We take a zero tolerance policy on anti-social behaviour, and on the use of drugs.

Please be aware that drug detection dogs and bag searches will be in operation on all entrances.

Sealed bottles of water will be allowed in up to 500ml and there will hydration stations at every bar and free water available throughout the day.

Please remember to stay hydrated and we recommended a soft drink between alcoholic beverages.

A First Aid point is available adjacent to the East Entrance.

Leaving The Racecourse

At the end of your day, and upon leaving the racecourse, we ask that racegoers are patient as there may be queues for buses, taxis and to leave the car parks. Taxis are limited, and we strongly advise pre-booking to ensure your journey home is as seamless as possible.

Further Enquiries

Should you have any questions that weren’t answered in this Visitor Guide please don’t hesitate to contact Newbury Racecourse’s Customer Experience team, available via 01635 40015, with phonelines open between 9am-5pm Monday to Friday and on weekend racedays.

Memberships & Future Raceday Tickets

There’s a whole host to look forward to at Newbury Racecourse throughout 2023.

The ultimate way to enjoy everything on offer is with a Membership – for more information on how to join as a Newbury Racecourse Member and get closer to the action please click here.

To check the details of future racedays and begin planning your next trip, please click here.

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