Will I be able to buy tickets on the day?
Yes, tickets for all Newton Abbot Racecourse fixtures in 2023 will be available to buy on the gate on the day or book in advance. The price will be £18.00 for the Paddock Enclosure or £12.00 for the Course Enclosure. Both card and cash payments will be accepted at the gates.
You can save money on Paddock Admission by booking in advance with tickets just £16.00 when booked by the night before your chosen fixture.
Please note that Paddock tickets purchased in advance online receive a £2.00 discount per ticket and are not subject to any booking fees.
When do online bookings close?
Online bookings can be made until 11:59pm on the day prior to the race meeting. After this point, tickets will only be available on the gate at full price.
Can I upgrade my Course Enclosure ticket for the Paddock Enclosure?
Yes, subject to availability on the day, Course Enclosure tickets can be upgraded for the Paddock Enclosure for £6.
Do children require a ticket?
Children under 18 accompanied by an adult have free entry but proof of age may be requested in some cases and tickets WILL need to be booked online.
When will I receive my tickets?
Digital tickets will be emailed out within 7 days of your chosen race date. If you book less than 7 days in advance, your tickets will be emailed out within hours of booking. If you have not received your tickets, or have lost them, please call us on 01626 353235 before arrival at the racecourse.
I’ve not received / I’ve lost my tickets – what should I do?
We ask all racegoers to arrive at the course with either a printed or digital copy of their tickets ready to be scanned to avoid delays. If you have lost or not received your tickets, please call us on 01626 353235 ahead of your arrival so we can arrange for your tickets to be resent to you. Please do not wait until you arrive at the course to report this as there will likely be a lengthy delay on the day for this to be rectified.
Is there a dress code?
The dress code at Newton Abbot Racecourse is smart casual with jeans and shorts permitted in the both the Course and Paddock Enclosures. Racegoers are reminded that wearing a vest or going without a top is not permitted in the Paddock Enclosure.
The dress code in the restaurants is smart/casual – shorts, t-shirts, sports attire, ripped denim jeans and trainers are not permitted. Smart jeans are permitted.
This only applies to the Paddock Restaurant and Winning Post Restaurant which are bookable in advance and not the Carvery Restaurant.
Can I use my gift voucher?
Our gift vouchers can be used to purchase tickets. Please call the office on 01626 353235 to redeem. Vouchers must be redeemed in advance and cannot be used on the day of the fixture as payment.
What are the parking arrangements?
All general parking will be in the centre of the racecourse apart from disabled badge holders. To enter the racecourse you must use the Greenhill Way entrance at the traffic lights into Winners Gym by the Volvo garage. Owners and Trainers will use their car park and enter from the main entrance opposite Tesco.
Car Parking is free.
Will industry accreditation, such as metal RCA badges, be accepted?
Yes, these will be accepted on the day at the Owners & Trainers entrance only.
Will cash be accepted?
Newton Abbot Racecourse will accept both cash and card payments.
What is the Code of Conduct? Does it apply to me?
The Code of Conduct is a shared responsibility between the racecourse and you, the racegoer, regarding behaviour whilst on-course. The Code of Conduct is an important part of our ability to reopen and welcome significant numbers of spectators so it is vital that you familiarise yourself with it in advance.
Will I be able to place a bet when on-course?
Yes, we are pleased to confirm that there will be a full complement of bookmakers in both the Paddock and Course enclosures. We also have a William Hill Betting shop in the Paddock Enclosure. Britbet counters will be available in both the Course and Paddock Enclosures.
Will all food and beverage facilities be open?
In the Paddock Enclosure we have our Carvery Restaurant which operates on a first come, first served basis. The Carvery restaurant is not bookable in advance and the table must be vacated after eating.
Silks Coffee Lounge offers a range of hot beverages, cakes, sandwiches and alcoholic drinks.
The main bars will be found in the betting halls and on the first floor next to the Carvery Restaurant (lift access is available).
In our Course Enclosure we have Alfresco, our fast-food outlet. The bar/café area under the grandstand will not be available but will be replaced with outside bar and food trailers.
Paddock Enclosure ticket holders also have access to Course Enclosure facilities.
Will I be able to buy a racecard?
Racecards will be available at various kiosks at a cost of £3 each.
What seating areas will be available?
The seating area in the Paddock Enclosure grandstand will be open. A charge of £3 is payable per seat. You can obtain a seat badge from the General Office opposite the Parade Ring on the day. Benches will be in place in the outdoor areas.
Are there concessions for disabled patrons?
Disabled customers and their carer can purchase Course Admission tickets in advance. These will then be upgraded free of charge to the Paddock Enclosure upon production of proof of disability (such as a blue badge) on the day.
Course tickets can be purchased on the day and upgraded free of charge but this will be subject to availability. Advance booking is always advised.
Can I bring a dog?
With the exception of assistance dogs, dogs are not permitted to enter the racecourse. In the interests of animal welfare, no dogs are permitted to be left in cars, and we politely request that all dogs are left at home.
Can I bring a picnic?
Picnics are permitted and must be consumed in the designated picnic area but no alcohol can be brought into the racecourse, and strictly no barbecues.