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Racing FAQs


Do you have a question about racing at Wincanton? Read on to find the answers.


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Parking within the Main Car Park is free of charge. For those who wish to park on the rails, parking is available in this area on every raceday. The on-the-day cost to park is £6 per car (£8 on feature days) plus a Grandstand ticket for each occupant (purchased separately).

Dogs are only permitted in the Course Enclosure during a raceday if they are on leads.

Under 18's gain FREE entry to the racecourse for all fixtures.


Please note children must be accompanied by an adult at all times, with a maximum of two children per adult. Should you visit to bring more than two children per adult please contact the racecourse.

There is no dress code at Wincanton. As we race largely during the winter months, the weather can be unpredictable, so we would advise you to dress accordingly. Fancy dress is permitted as long as the outfit is not offensive and we reserve the right to decline entry should the need arise.

Yes, there are cash machines situated adjacent to the racecourse reception, although please note that this is only available on racedays.

Both Grandstand and Premier enclosures have access to parade ring viewing, this excludes Course Enclosure. 

Picnics are permitted in the Course Enclosure only.

There is a specially designated external elevated viewing platform in the Premier Enclosure overlooking the winning post. All restaurants and hospitality boxes have lift access. There is an area reserved for wheelchairs in our Hatherleigh Viewing Area in the Premier Enclosure. Raised external viewing area in the Grandstand Enclosure.

Yes, in all our private hospitality suites and restaurants, we are more than happy to cater for any dietary requirements, provided that we are given sufficient notice.

In the event of racing being abandoned before the conclusion of the first race, racegoers will recieve a full refund. If racing is abandoned between the first and third races, 50% will be refunded. Thereafter no refunds will be made.

After each raceday, all bars will close 30 minutes after the last race.

Yes, there are taxi's available after a raceday, however we advise you pre-book one in advance.

Yes, all Jockey Club Racecourses offer FREE Wi-Fi.

'The Going' is a description of the ground conditions underfoot on the racecourse.


The Jockey Club reports the Going as: Heavy – Soft – Good to Soft – Good – Good to Firm – Firm – Hard.


Each of these terms may be combined to provide a more accurate description: Soft (Good to Soft in places), Soft (Heavy in places) etc. If a 'Going map' is available, it will show any variance in the conditions around the course. The Going report may also provide additional information such as 'watering' on dry days. This is when the Clerk of the Course gives the order to water the course to make the Going softer.

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