RACING BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
We are pleased that, as part of the phased return of owners to racecourses in line with the Government guidance for elite sports grounds, we are able to allow a limited number of owners (or their representatives) to attend race meetings held behind closed doors. However, to minimise risk for owners and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of all raceday attendees, there will be a number of protocols in operation. We understand some of these are very different from your usual raceday experience but we ask for your co-operation and understanding in these exceptional circumstances.
Arriving at the Racecourse
An updated map shows you where to park when you arrive. There will be a designated arrival checkpoint inside the gate where you will then be asked to confirm you have pre-registered to attend through the PASS system, photographic ID checked, answer the health screen questions and undertake a temperature test. Once you have passed all these protocols you will be issued with a coloured wristband to be worn at all times.
We are providing the 1875 Suite, on the first floor of the main Grandstand, as a spacious facility for owners attending on the day. Racecards will be available in the Suite. The usual Premier Enclosure dress code will apply, but smart shorts are acceptable in hot weather. There will be a complimentary pre-packed lunch, selection of hot food and afternoon tea available as well as complimentary tea/coffee and soft drinks. Alcohol is now available to purchase.
Please note that the Owners facility is on the first floor of the Grandstand and can only be accessed via the dedicated stairs. Please contact the Owners Liaison Manager if you have any mobility issues or accessibility requirements.
Viewing the racing
The Suite overlooks the racecourse with outside seating and standing areas and you will be able to walk down to the racecourse rail if you wish. There is no access to the Pre-Parade or Parade Rings, however, a designated area will be available for owners to view their horses. All floor markings/signage and instructions from raceday personnel must be observed and follow the one way systems in operation.
The Winning and Placed connections’ rooms are unavailable, but there will be an opportunity to view the race again and collect a trophy.