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Standard Dress Code Description


Ladies and gentlemen are encouraged to dress up smartly in the Premier Enclosure. Most gentlemen would choose to wear smart trousers, a shirt and formal shoes to complete the look. Ladies often opt for occasion wear, similar to that of a smart, casual wedding – any excuse to dress up!


Whilst jeans are rarely seen in the Premier Enclosure, they are permitted as long as they are dark denim and not ripped, torn or scruffy. Smart tailored shorts are acceptable in the warm weather.


The wearing of trainers, ripped, torn or light denim jeans, cargo shorts, t-shirts, fancy dress, sportswear or swimwear and unduly casual attire is not accepted as appropriate dress in the Premier Enclosure, or shared or private Hospitality.


Anyone wearing such items will be asked to move to other enclosures, where more casual dress is accepted by the majority.


Please note the dress code also applies to children aged 16 and above.


Grandstand Enclosure


In the Grandstand Enclosure the dress code is more relaxed; shorts and t-shirts are worn by Attendees enjoying the sun. The only common sense restrictions would be those of taste and appropriateness which would apply to all areas, for example regarding slogan t-shirts and swimwear. Bare chests are not acceptable.


Nottingham Racecourse reserves the right to vary the dress code at its discretion for specific enclosures on race days and / or any other areas of the Racecourse where a particular dress code is required.


Fancy Dress Policy


Fancy dress is permitted at Nottingham Racecourse on all days. However, fancy dress will not be permitted in the Premier Enclosure or if it is liable to cause offence to any other Attendees on religious, sexual, racial or political grounds.


Nottingham Racecourse reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone deemed to be dressed inappropriately. If your party is considering wearing fancy dress, and in order to avoid any disappointment on the day, we recommend that you call the Racecourse on 0115 9580620.


Please be aware that the above also relates to t-shirts carrying slogans that cause offence again on either religious, racial, sexual or political grounds to other Attendees.


In the event of one or all of your party being refused admission no refund will be offered.


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