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


All race meetings (including music nights), excluding The Cazoo Derby, have the Queen's 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 and smart shorts, smart denim jeans, and trainers are acceptable. Jeans are required to not have tears or rips, and we advise no sports shorts, sleeveless vests or bare tops will be permitted.


It is not required 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 is not 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 is 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


restaurants & PRivate Boxes


If you're joining us as a guest in a Private Box or one of our restaurants, a smart casual dress code is required. Jackets, trousers and a collared shirt are encouraged. Smart denim jeans are acceptable, however jeans must not have tears or rips. It is not a requirement that hats or fascinators are worn on any racedays outside The Derby Festival.

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

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