What to wear? This is an outdoor event in a large field. Wear your finest racing outfits but a warm coat with wellies if the weather is inclement and sun cream if the weather is more obliging however there are no hard and fast rules. The most important thing is that you are comfortable for whatever the weather.
When to come? Gates open at 10.00am to allow you to park and enjoy your day. The countryside arena displays start from 11.00am and Pony racing will start at 12.00pm and the main racing at 2.00pm. The last race is at 5pm.
Admission and Parking. Entry is £15 per person including a race card. Tickets can be purchased in advance from this site at a discounted price of £13 including a race card up until 24 hours before the day. Children aged 16 and under are admitted free. There are two car parks, one that sits on the hill above the course where you can get the best view of the racing and this will be an additional £10 per car and one within the course which brings you trackside. Both will be manned with car parking attendants of whom will require your cooperation to ensure everyone is parked quickly and effectively. If you have pre-booked tickets please ensure these are ready to show them as you approach the gates.
Race Cards. These are free as part of your gate fee however additional race cards can be bought for £3 from designated race card sellers on the ground. Your race card will explain the different races, the riders and horses entered as well as a form guide and a map of the course. A map of the site can be found near the front so you don’t miss out on any of the attractions.
Dogs? Responsible dog owners and their dogs are very welcome. Dogs must be kept on a lead. Please bring water with you and do not leave dogs in hot cars. Finally, we are sharing the site with many other people and would ask that you clear up after your dog.
Entertainment. Please see the hospitality page for details on the food and drink stands attending, the trade stand page to see what is on offer and the countryside arena page for activities away from the track.
You may want to view the horses parading in the parade ring before they join the course. There is plenty of time to have a flutter at the bookies stands next to the parade ring then it’s time to make your way to the trackside to watch the gleaming coats and thundering hooves come racing past you.
Enjoy your day!