Visitor Guide: BetVictor March Racing Weekend
Visitor Guide: BetVictor March Racing Weekend – All You Need To Know
Car Parks Open: 11:15am | Gates Open: 11:45am | First Race: 1:40pm | Last Race: 5:05pm (Friday), 5:10pm (Saturday)
Tickets & Hospitality
General admission tickets for BetVictor March Racing Weekend are still available.
These can be purchased online at the Advance Saver rate until 11:59pm on Thursday 2nd March by clicking here.
Tickets will then be available on the East Gate from 11:45am on Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th March at the On The Day rate.
Ticket collection – and the reprinting of misplaced tickets – will be available at the East Gate. 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.
Racing Info, Going Update & Weather
We’re looking forward to seven races here on both Friday and Saturday during BetVictor’s Afternoon Racing.
Friday’s race times: 1:40, 2:15, 2:50, 3:25. 4:00, 4:30 and 5:05.
Saturday’s race times: 1:40, 2:10, 2:45, 3:25. 4:00, 4:35 and 5:10.
As of 6:30am on Thursday 2nd March the Going is Good, Watering.
For the latest weather forecast for Newbury, please click here.
Getting Here & Travel
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.
The Racecourse is also easily accessible by road, with free on-site parking and we ask that racegoers follow the brown attraction or yellow traffic management signs for the Racecourse.
Those travelling by road from the east, west and north via the M4 should enter site via Hambridge Road (nearest postcode RG14 7PN) and those travelling from the south via the A339 should enter the course via Racecourse Road (nearest postcode RG14 7GL).
If travelling by road, please follow traffic marshal directions when arriving, who will be on hand to direct you to the appropriate car parks.
All on-site parking at Newbury Racecourse is free with Car Parks 4 & 5 open on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th March.
Car Park 1, in addition to Car Parks 4 & 5, will also be open on Saturday 4th March – Car Park 1 is reserved for Newbury Racecourse Members and hospitality guests.
Car Parks 4 & 5 are available for use by all ticket holders and those arriving to buy tickets on both Friday and Saturday.
Vehicles can also be left on-site overnight.
Users of the new ‘what3words’ application are able to use ‘group.stay.leans’ for Car Park 4, ‘unable.relax.sends’ for Car Park 5 and ‘hunt.snow.beard’ for Car Park 1.
A Coach Park – for coaches and minibuses – is also available and staff will be on hand to direct appropriate vehicles to this car park.
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 raceday.
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 HotelPlanner.com to provide our racegoers with discounted hotel prices. Click here to find out more and book a room.
The Dubai Duty Free Grandstand is closed on Friday – take a look below to see how Racecourse set-up differs from Friday to Saturday.
Friday 3rd March
Saturday 4th March
Free Wi-Fi & App
Newbury Racecourse offer all racegoers the use of a free, high-speed 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 on Friday and Saturday.
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.
What’s On – Saturday 4 March
As well as seven races live on track there will be a number of bits happening across the racecourse on Saturday.
Trips to the Jumps
There will be three trips to the jumps for racegoers to enjoy on Saturday – these are happening ahead of the 1:40, 2:45 and 4:35 races – where racegoers can take a trip to the final fence with ex-jockey, David Crosse.
To join David on these tours, simply meet outside the weighing room (the foot of the steps under the clock at the front of the Berkshire Stand) at 1:20 (for the 1:40 race), 2:25 (for the 2:45 race) and 4:15 (for the 4:35 race).
TVs on the ground floor of the Dubai Duty Free Grandstand, Berkshire and Hampshire Stands – as well as the Crafty Filly – will be showing the below live sport on Saturday:
Manchester City v Newcastle – 12:30 kick off
Newbury Racecourse wants all racegoers to feel comfortable during their visit – please see below for dress recommendations for BetVictor March Racing Weekend.
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.
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.
Please note, no dress code applies to Under 12s in any of Newbury Racecourse’s spaces.
Other Important Information
Please note, Newbury Racecourse is a cashless site. Only the on-site bookmakers and the Tote will accept cash but please be aware there will be no cash machines on-site on Friday and Saturday.
Our Hennessy Restaurant is currently undergoing an exciting refurbishment and will re-open for the Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials Weekend in late April. The refurbishment plans are currently on display in the receptions of both the Berkshire and Hampshire Stands.
For those with Premier Enclosure admission a cloakroom facility will be available in the foyer of the Berkshire Stand, with this closing by 5:40 pm on Friday and Saturday.
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.
Newbury Racecourse operate a zero-tolerance policy on anti-social behaviour and on the use of drugs.
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 trains, 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.
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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