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WINCANTON RACECOURSE: RACING BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

Everything Owners and racing participants need to know before attending our Behind Closed Doors Racedays.

 

TRAVEL DISRUPTIONS: for those travelling to our Racecourse for the Season Opener on 15 October, please be aware there are traffic lights at the bottom of the hill coming out of Wincanton (towards the Racecourse) so if you would prefer to avoid this, you are best to get off at the Gillingham turning and come via Charlton Musgrove to get here.

 

Our racecourse map below illustrates a general layout of the racecourse facilities including the Amber and Green Zones. Amber and Green Zones will be operational from five hours before the first race time Movement between the two zones after this time will be strictly forbidden.

 

Behind Closed Doors Raceday Map - Wincanton Racecourse

Our Zone Guidelines

(Green Zone)

 

  • Pre-arrival – please ensure you complete the BHA health questionnaire 72 hours before the raceday.

     

  • Raceday – please present yourself at the testing zone through Entrance C. Ensuring you have the relevant PPE, please head to the Testing Station where you will be asked to answer three health questions, have your temperature taken and issued with a Green Zone wristband.

     

  • Car Parking – proceed through the Green Testing Station and park at the rear of the Jockeys marquee.

     

  • We ask that you access the facilities through the front of the Weighing Room – access will not be permitted directly into the changing area.

     

  • Changing facilities – there will be new changing room facilities provided in a new temporary structure to the rear of the old facilities. The old facilities will only be used in the event that additional space is required. There will be a new temporary shower and toilet adjacent to the changing area.  Scales are also provided in the temporary changing area.

     

  • Provision has been made for approximately 48 jockeys to be correctly socially distanced.

     

  • Due to the restrictions, the sauna and permanent shower facilities are currently out of bounds.

     

  • Weighing Room and Stewards Room – these remain in use in the existing locations. Accessed from the changing rooms via a covered walkway to the Weighing Room.  Please observe the new flow protocols in and out of the facilities before and after racing.

     

  • Food & drink – food and drink will be provided by the racecourse, located in the regular Jockeys changing area.

    Saddle drop – please use the tables provided at the front of the Weighing Room under the canopy.

 

(Green Zone)

  • Pre-arrival – please ensure that you complete BHA health questionnaire 72 hours before the raceday.

     

  • Raceday – please present yourself at the testing zone through Entrance C. Ensuring you have the relevant PPE, please head to the Testing Station where you will be asked to answer three health questions, have your temperature taken and issued with a Green Zone wristband.

     

  • Please unload your equipment via the single fire door at the rear of the marquee. Park-up in the area immediately to the rear of the Changing Room marquee.  Please note that this access is only available before and after racing.

    Changing facilities – there is a new changing area in the temporary structure to the rear of the old changing rooms.

     

  • Washing and drying facilities – please use the existing facilities.

 

(Green Zone)

 

  • Pre-arrival – please ensure that you complete BHA health questionnaire 72 hours before the raceday.

     

  • On the day of racing – please present yourself at the testing zone through Entrance B. Ensuring you have the relevant PPE, please head to the Testing Station where you will be asked to answer three health questions, have your temperature taken and issued with a Green Zone wristband.

     

  • Car Parking – please either proceed to the regular lorry park, or if you are in a vehicle not carrying horses, please park in the regular O&T car park accessed on your left once through the testing station.

     

  • Colour bag drop – please drop colours outside the Weighing Room under the canopy.

     

  • Food & drink – you will be able to redeem one hot food item and one hot drink at a concession van with your voucher. Locations of the concessions are either at the rear of the regular canteen building (additional seating space will be provided), or at the concession unit adjacent to the parade ring in the main enclosure.  Food and drink vouchers will be issued from the Stable Yard Office.

     

  • Due to restrictions, changing and shower facilities will not be available at this time.

  • Trackside viewing – please head to the regular stable staff platform – a large screen will be provided. 

 

(Green Zone)

 

  • Pre-arrival – please ensure that you complete BHA health questionnaire 72 hours before the raceday.

     

  • On the day of racing – please present yourself at the testing zone through Entrance B. Ensuring you have the relevant PPE, please head to the Testing Station where you will be asked to answer three health questions, have your temperature taken and issued with a Green Zone wristband.

     

  • Car Parking – please either proceed to the regular lorry park, or if you are in a vehicle not carrying horses, please park in the regular O&T car park accessed on your left once through the testing station.

     

  • Colour bag drop – please drop colours outside the Weighing Room under the canopy.

     

  • Food & drink – the racecourse will provide one hot food item and one hot drink redeemable at a concession van with your voucher. The concessions can be found at either the rear of the regular canteen building (additional seating space will be provided), or at the concession adjacent to the parade ring in the main enclosure.  Food and drink vouchers can be obtained from the Green Zone Information Point (located outside the Main Racecourse Office entrance).

     

  • A rest area dedicated for Trainers will be provided in the regular Jocks Restroom. Porta Toilet facilities will be available in this area.

     

  • A debrief area for Owners and Trainers will be provided adjacent to the Parade Ring.

     

  • Trackside viewing – this is accessed via the south end of the Hatherleigh Stand finish line. Viewing will be available from the lawn area in front of the Chasers Restaurant terrace. A large screen is being provided.

 

(Green Zone)  

 

  • Pre-arrival – please ensure that you complete BHA health questionnaire 72 hours before the raceday.

     

  • On the day of racing – please present yourself at the testing zone through Entrance B. Ensuring you have the relevant PPE, please head to the Testing Station where you will be asked to answer three health questions, have your temperature taken and issued with a Green Zone wristband.

     

  • Car Parking – please proceed to the regular lorry park.

    Due to restrictions, access to any other area with the Green Zone or Amber Zones will not be permitted. Please remain with your vehicle.

     

  • Toilet facilities can be found on the first floor of the Kingwell Lodge. This is the location of the regular stable staff canteen.

 

(Green Zone)

 

  • Pre-arrival – please ensure that you complete BHA health questionnaire 72 hours before the raceday.

     

  • On the day of racing – please present yourself at the testing zone through Entrance B. Ensuring you have the relevant PPE, please head to the Testing Station where you will be asked to answer three health questions, have your temperature taken and issued with a Green Zone wristband. Please park up (in what is usually known as the Owners car park) and enter the Weighing Room facilities and Paddock area via the horsewalk.    

     

  • Staff Briefing – this will be held in the Weighing Room.

    Food & drink – there is a concession unit located adjacent to Parade Ring. Hot drink vouchers will be provided at your briefing.

     

  • Saddle drop – please drop colours outside the Weighing Room under the canopy.

 

(Green Zone)

 

  • Pre-arrival – please ensure that you complete BHA health questionnaire 72 hours before the raceday.

     

  • On the day of racing – please present yourself at the testing zone through Entrance C. Ensuring you have the relevant PPE, please head to the Testing Station where you will be asked to answer three health questions, have your temperature taken and issued with a Green Zone wristband and voucher.

     

  • Car Parking – please proceed through the Green Testing Station and park to the rear of the Jockeys marquee.

     

  • Please access the enclosure through the Ambulance Gate.

    There is a dedicated press facility with a maximum for two at any time, socially distanced, is located in the regular Physio Room adjacent to the regular Jockeys Restroom. 

(Green Zone)

 

  • Pre-arrival – please ensure that you complete BHA health questionnaire 72 hours before the raceday.

     

  • On the day of racing – please present yourself at the testing zone through Entrance C. Ensuring you have the relevant PPE, please head to the Testing Station where you will be asked to answer three health questions, have your temperature taken and issued with a Green Zone wristband and voucher.

     

  • Car Parking – please proceed through the Green Testing Station and park at the rear of the Jockeys marquee.

    Please access the facilities through the front of the Weighing Room – access will not be permitted directly into the changing area.

     

  • Weighing Room and Stewards Room – these areas remain in use in the existing locations. Please access from the changing rooms via a covered walkway to the Weighing Room.  Please observe the new flow protocols in and out of the facilities before and after racing.

     

  • Food & drink – food and drink will be provided via a concession adjacent to the Parade Ring.

     

  • Course-crossing - the regular public course crossing will be closed until further notice. Access to the centre of the course will be achieved via the horsewalk onto the track.

    Side-on Box – a new location has been provided in the regular O&T car park on the outside of the track at the end of the home straight.  The facility is on the first floor of two stacked cabins and accessed by stairs to the rear.

 

(Amber Zone)

 

  • Pre-arrival – please ensure that you complete BHA health questionnaire 72 hours before the raceday.

     

  • On the day of racing – please enter through Entrance C, keeping to the right and proceed to the regular parking area for staff in the Amber Zone. Proceed to the Main Racecourse Entrance building (test station), where you will be asked to answer three health questions, have your temperature taken and you will be issued with an Amber Zone wristband.

     

  • Staff Briefing – this will take place in the See More Business Bar where you will be provided with your PPE. Hot drinks will be available in the welfare area during the course of the day when you take your breaks. 

 

(Amber Zone)

 

  • Pre-raceday – please ensure that you have read and understood the Owners’ Protocols. Guidelines published.

    Prior to the raceday, please complete the online education module – Covid-19 information for members of the ROA. See link to the following:   https://www.roa.co.uk/raceday/covid19/return/elearning.html

     

  • Please ensure that you have completed the health screening assessment prior to attending the racecourse. This is included in the Owners’ Protocols.

     

  • Owners will need to register attendees through the PASS system – https://www.rcapass.com/ and submit the names of the individual(s) who will attend the racecourse by 4pm the day before racing. If you do not have access to the PASS System or need any assistance in its use, please contact the PASS Helpdesk on 01933 270333 or pass@weatherbys.co.uk.

  • Due to the latest government guidance and restrictions, without exception, anybody who has not pre-registered or fails any of the outlined protocols will not be permitted entry to the racecourse.

  • On the day of racing – please enter through Entrance C, keeping to the right and proceed to the regular parking area on the right hand side (Amber Zone). Proceed to the Main Racecourse Entrance building (test station) where you will be asked to answer three health questions, have your temperature taken and provide details of all the members of your party and you will be issued with Amber Zone wristbands and vouchers.

  • Hot food and a bar will be available in the Kingwell Suite (the regular O&T facility) and Chasers Restaurant. Additional facilities of Hatherleigh 2nd Floor, the Stalbridge Bar and the Gallery Suite will also be made available for owners if demand requires.  Each of these facilities will offer a cold food offer and a bar.

     

  • A debrief area for Owners and Trainers will be provided adjacent to the Parade Ring.

(Amber Zone)

 

  • On the day of racing – please enter through Entrance C, keeping to the right and proceed to the regular parking area on the right hand side (Amber Zone). Proceed to the Main Racecourse Entrance building (test station) where you'll be asked answer three health questions and have your temperature taken. You will then be issued with an Amber Zone wristband and voucher.

     

  • Hot food and a bar will be available in the Kingwell Suite (the regular O&T facility) and Chasers Restaurant.

  • The location of your pitch is to be determined and confirmed on the day of racing.

(Amber Zone)

 

  • On the day – please enter through Entrance C, keeping to the right and proceed to the regular parking area on the right hand side (Amber Zone). Proceed to the Main Racecourse Entrance building (test station), where you will be asked to answer three health questions, have your temperature taken and you will be issued with an Amber Zone wristband and voucher.

     

  • Hot food and a bar will be available in the Kingwell Suite (the regular O&T facility) and Chasers Restaurant.

    The regular Press facility will available as normal.
  • For those of you unable to attend on the day you’ll be able to download a copy of our digital racecard (on the evening before the raceday) and our raceday photographer will be capturing images of every horse running. 
  • We understand that your raceday experience will be very different from what you are used to and we would like to thank you in advance for your co-operation and understanding in these exceptional circumstances.

If you have any questions at all in regards to the above, please do not hesitate to call 01963 435 840 or email wincanton@thejockeyclub.co.uk.

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