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WHAT TO WEAR

 

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 Investec Derby Festival.

 

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

 

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.

 

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 Investec Derby Festival.

The Derby

Our dress code requirements are different for The Derby Festival. Find style inspiration and guidelines for what to wear, whether you're joining the party on The Hill or attending a special event in the Queen's Stand.

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