Rescheduled to Monday 15 February 2021
Currently all horseracing fixtures in England must take place behind closed doors and without spectators.
However, on February 22nd 2021 the Government announced plans to help the country out of its National Lockdown. As part of these plans racing fixtures staged from May 17th 2021 will be able to welcome up to 4,000 spectators, if the Government’s tests are met for moving into Phase 3 of lifting lockdown restrictions. Similarly, if the Government’s tests and criteria are met, then indoor conferences and events of up to 1,000 people will also be possible from May 17th. The Government will provide further guidance nearer the time.
The Government also announced that events staged from June 21st 2021 will be able to operate at pre-pandemic capacities, if the Government’s tests are met for moving into Phase 4 of lifting lockdown restrictions.
FEBRUARY 2021: NEW ANNOUNCEMENT:
Warwick Racecourse has been granted the authority by the WDC and WCC to extend its managed boundaries during racing hours, in order to remove the risks posed by unauthorized and illegal viewing of the races along the stretch of the track that runs adjacent to Bread and Meat Close and Vitell Drive.
As a result of this decision, access to St Mary’s Area Car Parks 3 and 4 will be restricted to residents and their guests only. There will therefore be no public parking available in any St Mary’s Area Car Parks, which is standard procedure on days when we are racing.
It has been carried out to protect public safety, and has been endorsed as a necessary measure by Public Health England. Access will be granted to the area immediately after racing concludes. Thank you for your understanding.
Please continue to visit our website, check our social media channels and email newsletters for news, updates and racing at home content. Please stay safe, stay home and watch our racing live on Racing TV.
Horses for courses tour
Tommy takes us on a tour of Warwick Racecourse, with an exclusive behind-the-scenes visit to the Weighing Room and stable yard as well as facts and guides to what happens on a raceday. Tommy also shows us the grounds team preparing the course ahead of the Kingmaker Chase.
important information for racehorse owners
We are pleased to be able to welcome back owners to our racecourses in line with the Government’s roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions.
As part of a phased, risk-managed approach, attendance at our racecourses from April 12th will be limited to a maximum of six owners per horse, unless when stipulated otherwise. Owners attending must comply with our terms and conditions of entry and the Government restrictions, including regarding social mixing between households.
Light refreshments will be available and there will be no time limit on how long owners are permitted to remain on course.
We wish you every success on the day and look forward to you joining us at our racecourse soon.
Further information and more details are available in the BHA's Owners Guide.