Online tickets remain open before and during each fixture and can be used to purchase tickets on the day of racing.
Yes! Book your ticket within 48 hours of the fixture to get a discount.
Yes! Online tickets remain open during each fixture and can be used to purchase tickets on the day of racing. You can also buy a ticket on the gate via card payment only.
No, we can scan e-tickets off mobile devices (mobile phones & tablets). If you wish to print them off and bring them along in paper format this is fine.
Unless at the request of the racecourse (for example carers tickets), there is no longer an on the day ticket collection option. All tickets can only be sent via email.
Once purchased, refunds or transfers on tickets and any other online purchases will only be available in the case of fixture abandonment or event cancellations and not for any other reason. Please see our terms and conditions for full details.
Space permitting, you can upgrade your ticket to another enclosure on the day. Please visit the racecourse office.
We welcome children and families. Children 17 and under go free to the races when accompanied by an adult (some exclusions apply for Festival fixtures and Live After Racing events). You’ll need to select a child ticket when making your booking.
For 2022 fixtures, we offer an extra £2 discount on tickets when 6 plus are booked online in one transaction. This discount is automatically applied at the checkout.
Seniors aged 60+ as well as students can all benefit from a £5 discount. This discount is applied against the on the day ticket price and is only available on Grandstand tickets. Tickets must be purchased on the gate where proof may be requested.
We are delighted that emergency services, NHS, social care sector and armed forces, can apply for a free ticket to come racing via the Bluelight website. Some exclusions apply.
Customers who wish to redeem vouchers from third-parties must redeem these at least two weeks before the fixture they wish to attend.
Typically, gates open two hours before the first race. For feature and festival fixtures, gates may open earlier.
Check the what’s on fixture page for the date you’re attending for the most up-to-date time, as race times are subject to change.
Races will take place at different times and can also change last minute, so please check your specific fixture.
Typically, the racecourse, along with bars and food outlets, will close shortly after the last race. For Live After Racing nights or themed racenights with music after racing, the live act will perform for an hour to 90 minutes after the last race and the racecourse will close shortly after the performance.
Check the what’s on fixture page for the date you’re attending for the most up-to-date times.
Visitors no longer require a Covid pass to attend
At this stage, there will not be a testing facility available at the racecourse.
Most racegoers choose a smart casual outfit when attending the races and we discourage sportswear and ripped jeans. There are more formal dress codes in place for some of our premier ticket options as well as hospitality and restaurant packages. Please click here to view our dress code.
Face masks are recommended to be worn in all inside and crowded areas. These are no longer mandatory but is for the safety of your fellow racegoers.
Yes, absolutely. We welcome coach groups to the racecourse. On arrival, coaches will be directed to our allocated coach parking.
We’ve been certified by Visit England as ‘Good To Go’, meaning you can be confident that we are taking your safety seriously and are following the latest advice and guidance. Find out about the measures in place to welcome you back racing.
The main entrance onto the course is located on Wood Lane, follow signs from car parks to this entrance.
There is ample free parking on site, follow raceday parking signs to access car parks.
You’ll always be able to grab a drink and bite to eat when you come racing. Different bars and food outlets will be available depending on how busy the fixture is likely to be.
Picnics can only be permitted in the Centre Course enclosure, however alcohol is not permitted. We do have food outlets in the Centre course so you won’t go hungry if you have not prepared any food.
Food cannot be brought into the Premier and Grandstand & Paddock enclosures and will be confiscated if found during the security bag search.
No alcohol can be brought into the racecourse. There will be a range of bars open selling a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Barbecues are not allowed to be used at the racecourse.
We do all we can to ensure our visitors enjoy their day. This includes making our venue an easily accessible place and adding in extra features to make guests comfortable wherever possible. Click here for more information.
Personal Assistants will receive free admission to the racecourse when accompanying a paying guest with accessible needs.
Personal Assistant tickets can be claimed by bringing in proof of accessible needs on the day of racing e.g. a Blue Badge (with accompanying photo ID), Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment or signed letter from GP (with accompanying photo ID). You will need to buy a full price ticket first either online or on the day and then speak to a member of staff on the turnstiles about claiming your free personal assistant badge.
Betting at the horse racing is a time-honoured tradition. If you wish to join in, there are a number of places across the racecourse where you can place a bet – either with the tote, which is a pool betting option (similar to the lottery) or with the on-course bookmakers.
Find out more about betting at the racecourse.
No – There are no cash machines on site. All catering and bars accept debit or credit card payments only. The tote, along with bookmakers do accept cash payment and some may also accept debit card payments (no credit cards).
All bars and food outlets are cashless and will be accepting card and contactless payments only. However bookmakers and the tote will still accept cash payments. As there are no cash machines on the racecourse, please bring cash with you if this is your preferred payment method with bookmakers.
Yes – bookmakers will still accept cash and some will also accept debit cards. There are no cash machines on the racecourse so if cash is your preferred method then please ensure you bring this with you.
Download your free, digital racecard on the morning of racing here. Printed racecards will be available to pick up at the racecourse.
Unless you have booked a ticket with a reserved seat included, a restaurant package or hospitality option, there is only limited seating available across the racecourse and the majority will be outside.
Chairs will not be allowed to be brought into the racecourse during weekend fixtures, unless for medical reasons. For all other fixtures, we take a pragmatic approach and allow chairs into the racecourse when crowd size allows. This is always at the discretion of the safety officer on the day.
Smoking is permitted in the allocated smoking rings across the racecourse. Smoking is not permitted in the grandstands.
Our brand-new app is coming! More details will be available shortly.
There is wheelchair viewing overlooking the track with dedicated closed circuit television monitor.
There are numerous places nearby that we’d recommend. Visit our ‘Where To Stay’ page or visit the local tourism website for options and availability.
For turf tracks, the amount of rainfall will impact the ‘Going’ at the racecourse. Simply put, this is the condition of the racing surface and how ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ the ground is. Different horses enjoy different ground conditions and therefore the going reports are vital for a horse’s trainer and owner in deciding when and where a horse should run.
The health and safety of all participants and horses is our top priority. If the racing surface is deemed unraceable (this could be due to waterlogging, frozen surfaces or even too hard a surface) or extreme weather conditions are unsafe, a fixture will be abandoned. If this happens, customers will be alerted and the information will be available immediately on our website – there is no need to call.
Full or partial refunds will be automatically provided according to our refund policy, available on our terms and conditions of entry.
With the exception of Guide Dogs of the Blind and other Assistance Dogs, dogs are not permitted to enter the racecourse. In the interests of animal welfare, no dogs are permitted to be left in cars and we politely request that all dogs are left at home.
At all meetings we ask you to ensure that no flash photography takes place near the horses.
Otherwise, you are welcome to take photographs for personal non-commercial use only. During live music and entertainment, the artists' management retain all image rights. Any photographer that is felt to be impeding or contravening these rights without accreditation and prior written consent will be requested to leave the premises.
You cannot take images for commercial purposes without prior permission from the racecourse and provision of press accreditation.
Professional filming and photography takes place here at the racecourse for various publications and broadcasting and race goers (including families) consent to being filmed, photographed and otherwise recorded by the Racecourse or any authorised third-party. By entering the racecourse, you accept our terms and conditions of entry, which authorised by the Racecourse the right to broadcast, publish, licence and use any photographs, film, recordings or images of you without payment or other compensation in any promotional literature produced by Arena Racing Company. Full copies of our Terms & Conditions are available here.
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