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Dress codes have been an iconic part of racing for decades. While it’s embedded in our history, the world is constantly changing - and so are we.

When you join us at our events, we want you to feel comfortable, dressed for the weather and welcome! A day at the races is a day for everyone.


Mainly we operate a no dress code policy across our racecourses, even though many of our guests like to get ‘dressed up’ for a day at the races.

There are, however, some spaces at a small number of our events with dress codes in place just to maintain the sense of occasion or tradition that makes those specific events so special (for example formal day wear just in the Queen Elizabeth II Stand Epsom Downs on Derby Day).


So please do visit your local racecourse website FAQ/style section for more information.

If you’re coming to the races you may be wondering what to wear. Our general style guide is applicable on all race days except both days of The Cazoo Derby.


All race meetings (including music nights), excluding The Cazoo Derby, have the Queen Elizabeth II Stand and Duchess's Stand open as one area that racegoers can freely move between.

Racegoers in the Gallops Lounge


The Stands

We advise dressing for the weather! Smart shorts, smart denim jeans, and trainers are acceptable. But we do ask that you avoid wearing jeans with rips, and we advise no sports shorts, sleeveless vests or bare tops will be permitted.

You don’t need to wear a hat or fascinator, although you may wish to wear a fedora or similar at our colder fixtures. A smart lightweight jacket or blazer is also a popular choice when considering extra layers.


music nights

These fixtures include an early evening of racing followed by live music, so the dresscode is the same as a usual raceday. However, if you'd like to dress in the theme of the entertainment after racing, this is encouraged.

Fancy dress is permitted as long as the outfit isn’t offensive and we reserve the right to decline entry should the need arise. If your party is considering wearing fancy dress and you aren't sure it’s suitable, we recommend you call the racecourse on 01372 726 311 in advance to avoid any disappointment on the day.

Racegoers in 80s fancy dress
Racegoers on the balcony



If you're joining us as a guest in a Private Box or one of our restaurants, we operate a smart casual dress code. Jackets, trousers and a collared shirt are encouraged. Smart denim jeans are acceptable, however jeans must not have tears or rips. You don’t need a hat or fascinator on any race days outside The Cazoo Derby.

See our TERMS OF ENTRY for more information on our dress code.

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