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Pilot Event

On the Pilot Event Raceday


  • Ensure you are well enough to attend

Please do not attend if you have any of the following symptoms: high temperature / new persistent cough / loss of taste or smell. It is critically important to ensure the safe running of this event and to protect the health of all attendees that you do not attempt to attend this pilot event if you are experiencing any one of these symptoms.


All parties attending Newmarket’s spectator pilot 24th to 26th September, that are not classed as essential workers, including racehorse owners and their guests, on-course bookmakers, Annual Badge Holders and hospitality guests will NOT be permitted entry to the racecourse if domiciled in an area under a Government enforced Covid-19 restriction on the date of entry.


  • Track and Trace

To protect everyone’s health we will require contact information for each individual attending before they come onto the racecourse. All those who have been invited to attend have been asked to provide contact details and these must be completed ahead of the raceday.


We require contact details for each individual person in the party and each person will need to adhere to the Covid Code of Conduct. 


  • Download the Jockey Club Race On app here


  • Your ticket

Your ticket is designed to be able to be printed at home or scanned via The Jockey Club Race On app. Please make sure you have either printed the ticket or downloaded your ticket to the app before you leave home.


  • Your car parking ticket

Please ensure you have printed your car parking ticket before you set off and have this ready to display in your vehicle window. Car parking for different zones are in different areas so please follow the directions.


Car Parking Map click here.


Disabled forward parking will be available in each zone parking area.


  • Digital racecard

A digital racecard will be available on our website from the night before each raceday. You can also get full details of all runners from our app. There will not be any printed racecards available on the course to help reduce infection risk.


  • The Going

Please click here for information on the going.


  • Weather 

Remember to dress for the weather; check the latest forecast here.


Please treat this as a predominantly outdoor event with limited indoor capacity.


  • Hygiene and social distancing reminders

Please remember to bring with you a face mask to wear whenever you’re indoors or queing on the racecourse and a personal supply of hand sanitiser. Hand washing and sanitising stations will also be available around the course.


  • Travel

We encourage all racegoers to travel to and from the course in their own vehicles.


There will be no shuttle buses in operation on the raceday and we will not have the Racecourse mobility buggy. Please ensure you know which zone you are going to (Amber Zone or Blue Zone) before you set off for the racecourse.


We will not have a dedicated taxi rank on site, taxis can drop off outside Premier Entrance for Amber Zone and Grandstand & Paddock entrance for Blue Zone. Pre-booked taxis will pick up from the same locations. Please ensure that whilst waiting for a taxi, you remain in your social bubble and are socially distanced from others.


  • Planning for your arrival

The entry process to the racecourse will take longer than usual as attendees will be required to present their identification before being admitted. You will be allocated an arrival time which allows us to safely get all racegoers in to the racecourse. This will be communicated to you in advance of the day. You must ensure you stick to your allocated arrival time.


Ensure you know which zone you will be going to before you arrive on the racecourse. If you are travelling by taxi you will need to tell your driver to go to the Amber Zone or Blue Zone entry points before coming in to the racecourse.


  • Social distancing of at least 2m must be observed at all times while on site


You must adhere to the social distancing rules and maintain a distance of at least 2m from others.

Ahead of the Pilot Raceday

Ahead of the Pilot Raceday

Everything you need to know and complete ahead of the raceday.

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