The Pass System is operational every raceday and Wincanton is delighted to offer sole, partnership or Syndicate Owners with runners on the day six complimentary Owners' and Trainers' badges.
Additional Owners' badges, to a maximum of six additional tickets, may be purchased for £10 per ticket. Owners' wishing to purchase tickets over and above this amount may purchase admission tickets at £10 each but please note that these do not permit admission to the Owners' and Trainers' Suite or to The Parade Ring. When leaving badges from your allocation for guests, please ensure that they are aware that these must be collected from the Owners' and Trainers' desk.
If your horse is entered but does not run then we would be delighted to offer you up to four complimentary admission tickets. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance to reserve these badges and she will arrange for them to be available from the Owners' and Trainers' entrance. Please note that these do not admit to the Owners' and Trainers' Suite or The Parade Ring.
There is a dedicated Owners' and Trainers' Car Park, which is signposted from the main road.
To collect your Owners' and Trainers' badges, please head towards the main entrance building by the car park on the right.
The dress code for Owners' and Trainers' attending a raceday at Wincanton Racecourse is smart casual. We also recommend you dress for the weather.
The Owners' and Trainers' Hospitality suite is on the first floor of the Kingwell Building with excellent views overlooking The Parade Ring. We offer locally sourced food along with large screen TV allowing close scrutiny of the races as they unfold. Racing TV and Sky Sports Racing is available to watch.
All Owners' and Trainers' badge holders will receive a voucher with their badge for a complimentary meal in the dedicated hospitality suite for Owners' and Trainers'. These vouchers will also be valid for use in the Badger Bar but not at any of the concession units.
We provide more than £5,000 each season for Best Turned Out awards and other bonuses for stable staff, often thanks to our race sponsors.
For more formal dining at the racecourse, there is limited availability in our Chasers and Winning Post Restaurants. These facilities are extremely popular, and if you wish to dine here, please reserve your table as soon as possible. Reservations may be made through the racecourse office on 01963 435 840.
Winning connections will be invited for a glass of Champagne and light refreshments whilst reliving the race again with our racecourse committee members.
We provide winning Owners' with the following
- A digital video memento on the day
- A photograph of the presentation
- Engraved glasses
- Selection of local cheese served on a handmade platter crafted by the Wincanton Mens Shed
- A packet of polos for the winning horse
If you require accommodation near the racecourse we list some local hotels below:
- Dolphin Hotel, High Street, Wincanton BA9 9JF
- Hunters Lodge Inn, Leigh Common, Wincanton BA9 8LD
- Travel Lodge, Lawrence Hill, Wincanton: BA9 8AA
- Call 0871 984654
- Charlton House Hotel & Spa, Shepton Mallet Somerset BA4 4PR
- The Eastbury Hotel, Long Street, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3BY
- Ellesmere House – a home from home B&B – South Street castle Cary BA7 7EX
- Call 07950 377571
Other hotel details are available on request.
Road - Wincanton Racecourse is on the A303 and the Racecourse is situated approximately one mile out of Wincanton on the B3081, Wincanton to Bruton Road.
Rail - The nearest stations are Castle Cary, Gillingham, and Templecombe. A courtesy coach service operates from Templecombe on racedays, times are published on the Wincanton Racecourse racedays. It will leave the course 20 minutes after the last race and will pick up racegoers opposite the Annual Members' entrance. Visitors wishing to travel on other services are advised to alight at Gillingham where taxis are available. Please note that taxis are also available at Castle Cary Station.
Air - Owners' wishing to travel by Helicopter will be met by a courtesy vehicle and are requested to telephone the Racecourse Office in advance to obtain the landing position and booking form. This option is available at all fixtures other than Boxing Day.
- Download the application form here
Please be aware that we do not permit children under the age of 12 into The Parade Ring or Winner’s Enclosure. We apologise if this causes an inconvenience however, for health and safety reasons, all our visitors – horses and human – is of paramount importance to us and The Parade Ring can be a particularly dangerous area.
We thank you in advance for your co-operation