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We love to celebrate style at our racecourses. We host fashion shows, collaborate with incredible brands, give away thousands of pounds in style prizes and appear in top fashion magazines with our ambassadors.

The Festival™ Style

Although there isn't an official dress code for The Festival™, smart is preferable and often adopted. We advise you to check the forecast and dress accordingly to make your day with us as extraordinary as possible.

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What to Wear

Although we mainly operate a no dress code policy across our racecourses for men and women, we encourage you to bring your style, while also factoring in the weather!

There are, however, some fixtures and enclosures with guidelines to follow. So please make sure you visit your local racecourse website FAQ/style section for more information before attending.

How to dress for the races in winter and spring

A day out at the races in winter and spring can be a day for a different type of racing style.


Deciding what to wear is about more than looking great; it’s about feeling great and comfortable and everything in between. The real secret to dressing smartly (in both senses of the word) is to layer up and layer up good.


Part of enjoying the races naturally involves being up close to the action by the rails, so you’ll need to come prepared to be outside for some of the day. 




Undershirts and even thermals can go unnoticed, whilst cardigans, shawls and scarves can go a long way to keeping in the warmth that you built up inside.


If your chosen horse is running a good race, a minute or two of jumping up and down in the spring sunshine might warm you up, but you’ll soon feel the chill again in between races.


Take it from our experience: you’ll certainly be more thankful for a thick jacket than a thin compliment on your fashion choices if you’re spending the best part of the day outside.

Keep the style up and the warmth in with a pair of leather gloves and a scarf that matches one of your layers on the day and you won’t go far wrong.

Style Awards

We host Ladies, Gents and Group Style Award Competitions across some of our racecourses. Please visit your local racecourse style section for further information.


Download The Jockey Club mobile app for a free digital racecard, exclusive content and competitions.




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