Terms & Conditions

Set out below is a non-exhaustive summary only of certain important terms contained in the Entry Contract. In the event of any conflict between the summary below and the Entry Contract, the terms of the Entry Contract shall take precedence.

All persons visiting the property of Newton Abbot Racecourse (the racecourse) are admitted subject to these Regulations and to the Rules of racing. The Racecourse reserves the right to refuse admission or expel without prior notice, any racegoer who, in the reasonable opinion of the Racecourse, behaves or is likely to behave in an unruly manner or in a manner likely to give offence to other racegoers.

No refunds will be given for badges or tickets that are purchased and not required or used other than if racing is abandoned.

Newton Abbot Racecourse may abandon racing:

Where so directed by the police or emergency services or their respective servants or agents; or in any emergency or other exceptional circumstances beyond the reasonable control of Newton Abbot Races.

In the event of racing being abandoned, refunds on badges will only be paid in the following circumstances:
Abandonment before the start of the second race – you will be able to gain free admission to any one of the next two fixtures on production of your raceday badge.

Should the meeting be abandoned after the start of the second race there will be no refund. In either case there will be no cash refund.

The racecourse reserves the right to authorise the search of racegoers and/or their bags.

Alcohol is not allowed to be brought into the racecourse.

Flags/Banners and other articles and any behaviour such as drunkenness, abusive conduct, singing or shouting which may constitute an annoyance to spectators or distract or frighten the horses are prohibited.

No dogs are allowed into the racecourse, with the exception of assistance dogs. The RSPCA advises that animals are never left inside cars. If an animal is left in a car and is panting for breath it may be starting to suffer from heatstroke, which can kill an animal very quickly. Please help us get the message across. It will save more animals from suffering and avoid the need to prosecute owners.

Dress Codes:

Course and Paddock Enclosures:

The dress for all enclosures is smart casual. Bare tops or vests are not allowed in the Paddock Enclosure. Those using the Winning Post and Paddock Restaurants are encouraged not to wear jeans.

Please observe that alcohol or glass are not allowed to be taken outside of the drinking areas. Safety Stewards will be at all exits.

Transfers from the Course Enclosure to the Paddock Enclosure may be possible on the day subject to availability.

Lost or stolen badges will not be replaced.

In the event of a breach of this contract by the Racecourse, the Racecourse shall not be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense arising out of this breach which was not reasonably foreseeable by the Racecourse at the date of this contract, except in respect of death or personal injury resulting from any act or omission on the part of the Racecourse.

Unauthorised badges, ticket or racecard sellers or any hawkers will be removed from Company property.

Racegoers are required to conform to the instructions given by gate and/or security staff especially when crossing the racecourse. The Course crossing will occasionally be closed as a matter of safety, specifically when horses are going down to the start.

Only those individuals possessing a valid badge and occupying an authorised pitch are entitled to lay bets. Any person carrying out unauthorised bookmaking will be removed from the Racecourse.

The distribution of leaflets or any other advertising material without the prior permission of the Managing Director within either the car parks or enclosures is strictly forbidden and may result in legal action against such offending parties.


Anyone taking photographs in a private capacity should bear in mind the following:
  • Photographs are taken entirely at your own risk.
  • You must contain your activities to the areas normally open to the public.
  • Flash photography is not allowed anywhere on the Racecourse as it may distract or frighten the horses.
  • The taking of photographs for professional use on this racecourse is not permitted without the prior permission of the Managing Director.
  • All persons entering the racecourse may have their photograph taken, and that may be used for promotional and/or marketing purposes and that by entering the racecourse they consent to this.

Disabled Patrons

Disabled patrons – please purchase a ticket for yourself. One carer will be admitted free of charge on the day once proof of disability is shown.

Media Coverage

Non-compliance with the following provisions will constitute a serious breach of these Conditions, as a result of which we shall have the right to cancel and withdraw any Ticket or other entitlements issued to you and eject you from the Racecourse.

Only those attendees who have been given express prior permission by Newton Abbot Races Limited (the “Operator”) to trade, advertise, distribute leaflets or conduct any other commercial or promotional activities on the racecourse may do so. This prohibition extends to and includes any person directly or indirectly in the collation and/or distribution of any audio-visual coverage of, data relating to, any race fixture at the Racecourse or any other British Racecourse which has not been expressly permitted in advance by the operator.

Use of cameras, video equipment, laptop and other computer equipment, mobile telephones and other telecommunications devices at the Racecourse is strictly controlled and limited. You are not permitted to make any commercial use of any audio/visual coverage, still images or data relating to racing at the Racecourse. You must not use any device or technology to capture, record, store, transmit or broadcast any data relating to any race, fixture or other race-related activity at the Racecourse (except amateur photography, for private and domestic use), unless you are expressly permitted to do so.

Where stated, VAT is charged at 20%

P G Masterson
Managing Director
Newton Abbot Races Limited

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