Following Government advice, all racing at Worcester Racecourse will continue behind closed doors until further notice. From 24/09/20 all attendees to Worcester Racecourse will be requested to fulfil the NHS Track & Trace system upon entry.
With areas of the country experiencing different restrictions, dependant on the government's tiered approach to combat Covid-19 transmissions, we ask all owners to check our news page where the latest information on any enhanced measures at Worcester Racecourse will be available.
Owners will be asked to comply with all the local restrictions in place when visiting and those planning on attending Worcester Racecourse do so in accordance with the latest guidelines for their area.
We are extremely grateful for the support we receive from Owners & Trainers who choose to run their horses at Worcester Racecourse, particularly during recent months with racing taking place behind closed doors.
At Worcester Racecourse we want to ensure our owners have a great experience. Whilst things are a little different at the moment, we are pleased to be able to welcome owners back to watch their horse compete behind closed doors.
We ask that all owners comply with the new British Horseracing Guidelines and Arena Racing Company policy. Details of which are below.
We are pleased to be offering all owners attending Worcester Racecourse a complimentary light lunch in the dedicated owners' facility. Following the latest government advice, all food and drink will be table service.
We request face coverings be worn in all internal areas apart from when seated.
As per recent government guidelines, all Owners attending Worcester Racecourse will be required to register for NHS's Track & Trace.
QR codes will be prominently displayed at the entrance to Worcester. Visitors will be able to use their smartphone to scan the code. This will link to the appropriate NHS site where they will be required to enter their details and receive relevant updates.
There is a designated Owners & Trainers area within the main Centre Course car park, please just ask a car park steward on arrival who will direct you. Parking is free of charge at all of our race days. If you are using a Sat Nav, the postcode for the racecourse car park is WR1 3EH.
We are currently able to offer owners with a declared runner up to four complimentary tickets to attend to watch their horse race at Worcester Racecourse.
We will of course accept requests for additional badges if we have the space to accommodate this in accordance with the reduced capacities currently allowed in our Owners facility.
All owners should request badges via the PASS system and must bring a copy of their identification with them.
Any specific name changes to your ticket allocation should be made on 01933 270 333 the day before racing, or by e-mail to email@example.com by 10am on the raceday. Your assistance is very much appreciated.
If you are experiencing any problems with the PASS System, please call the Weatherbys Helpline on 01933 270 333.
Outside of behind closed doors racing, Trainers can receive two complimentary guest tickets, a complimentary meal from the Croft Suite menu and unlimited complimentary tea and coffee. Whilst racing is taking place behind closed doors, trainers are only available to attend in an official capacity.
Our stables are located in a secure yard, with bed and breakfast accommodation provided nearby off course. All overnight stable bookings should be made no later than noon on the day prior to racing.
Please call 01905 253 64 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request for overnight accommodation. Accommodation is limited to two people per horse.
For details on the latest going and the weather forecast, please contact the Clerk of the Course, Paul Barker on 07966 472 231. Regular going updates are announced ahead of racing on our Twitter page www.twitter.com/worcesterraces
A complimentary photograph and DVD of the winning horse are provided to the owners.
Additional photographs can be obtained from our official photographer, who captures pictures of all winning horses and connections; both on the track and in the Winners' Enclosure after racing.
From the 2018 season onwards, our official raceday photographer is Nigel Kirby and all images can be viewed online at www.nigelkirbyphotography.com. Additional photographs and other products are available to purchase direct from his website or by contacting Nigel at email@example.com.
For health and safety reasons, we ask that you respect the rule which states under 12’s are not permitted in the Parade Ring.
Please note that it is our policy not to allow dogs (with the exception of guide dogs) on the racecourse during racing. During hot weather, Police and RSPCA officials reserve the right to force entry into any vehicle to release an animal if suffering. Your co-operation for the safety of the horses and jockeys, and the welfare of dogs is much appreciated.
At Worcester Racecourse we always want to raise awareness of the high standards for equine welfare in horseracing. The Horse Comes First campaign aims to improve the understanding of the care given to horses throughout and after their racing careers.
It is the first priority of all those involved in the sport because without the horses there would not be a sport to enjoy. The Horse Comes First campaign is an industry-wide initiative that aims to demonstrate to the public that the horseracing industry never stops striving for welfare improvements, including after the horses have retired.