Do you have a general question about racing at Warwick? Read on to find the answers.
Do not worry - a day at the races really is a fun day for all as there are no complex rules to understand. The first horse past the winning post has won the race and hopefully won you some money in the process! There are normally 6 races per raceday, sometimes this may increase to 7 or 8, and the gates and all facilities open 2 hours before the first race time. There are 30 - 35 minute gaps between each race which gives you plenty of time to have a drink or something to eat, judge the horses for the next race at the paddock, place your bet and get to your vantage point to watch the race. Approximately 15 - 20 minutes before each race the horses will be in the Parade Ring where you can pick out your horse and then place your bet with the TOTE or an on-course bookmaker. There are ample vantage points to view the race and cheer your horse home, before you proceed to the Winners' Enclosure to applaud the winning horse.
No outside food and drink is permitted into the main enclosure on our racedays but there are plenty of food outlets and concessions to choose from. On premier days when the centre course enclosure is open, we do allow you to bring your own picnic.
Yes, but please be sure to bring photographic ID with you. If you do not have photographic ID then tickets cannot be released to you.
We recommend you buy your tickets in advance to make use of our early bird offers! There are a number of ways in which you can purchase your raceday tickets. These include advanced booking via our website, calling the racecourse ticket office on 03445 793013 or via the racecourse office 01926 405 560. You can also purchase tickets on the gate once they open on the raceday.
There is a cash point located in the Betting Hall on the lower level of the Grandstand in the Main Enclosure.
Children aged 17 and under come in for free, when accompanied by an adult
We do our best to accommodate PA announcements, so if it is a special day feel free to contact the office in advance and tell us your message. However, we can’t always promise it.
No dogs are permitted in the Main Enclosure or Course Enclosure, with the exception of assistance dogs.
You can ask any one of our staff or visit the Information Point (located near the Chandler Bar between the Main Grandstand and Paddock Suites) or come to the Racecourse Office where our staff will be happy to help.
We don’t enforce a strict dress code at Warwick, but would suggest smart casual and appropriate for the weather. No ripped jeans or exercise clothing is permitted.
Racecards can be purchased on the day from the main gate or from the Information Point, situated between Chandler and the Grandstand. You can also purchase them from the Racecourse Office.
Parking at Warwick is totally free for all of our guests. All hospitality and general admission guests should come to the main entrance where they will be directed to car parking in the centre of the course by our stewards. This entrance is located next to Bread and Meat Close. Disabled car parking is also found at this entrance, you just need to display your valid blue badge. Our owners and trainers car parking is next to the Warwick Racing Club.
Baby changing facilities can be found in the disabled toilet next to the Dukes Bar, and in the ladies toilet next to the paddock boxes.
Our official raceday photographer is: Dave Pratt 07801324894 firstname.lastname@example.org
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