FAQ

What you need to know about Uttoxeter

FAQ

Can we bring our own alcohol?

Applicable from Saturday 4th May 2013.
Alcohol cannot be brought into the racecourse at any time. You will be asked to dispose of any alcohol before you are allowed entry to the racecourse. Picnics are welcomed in the Centre Course Enclosure only but please note that alcohol may not be brought into any area of the Racecourse.

What do I wear to the races?

People like to dress up when they come racing during the summer months, and on our themed days such as Ladies Night and James Bond Raceday there is often a prize for the best dressed! However, we are not strict with our dress-code. For hospitality we ask that you are smart/casual and jeans are not permitted. For all enclosures we do not allow bare tops, ripped/torn jeans and football/rugby shirts.

Can you bring picnics/drinks to the racecourse?

Food and beverages are only permitted into the Centre Course Enclosure, where it is possible to bring picnics, small bar-b-ques and drinks. However, we do have fast food outlets and a bar in the Centre Course if you are hungry but have not prepared any food!

Are Children allowed into all enclosures?

Children up to the age of 18 are FREE when accompanied by an adult and are permitted into all enclosures.

How many races do you have on each day?

At Uttoxeter we usually have 6 or 7 races.

Can I have a hen / stag party at the racecourse?

A day at the races is perfect for a stag or hen party; all ages will enjoy the thrill of winning and a glass of champagne to celebrate! For that extra special treat have fully-inclusive hospitality and as a surprise for the stag/hen have a race named 'Joe Bloggs' last single hours maiden hurdle race!'.

Can you bring Dogs into the racecourse?

Dogs are only allowed in the Centre Course, and MUST be kept on leads at all times.

How do I find out if racing is abandoned?

There are several ways to find out if racing is still going ahead - you can check Ceefax on BBC 1 & 2 on page 600, Teletext on channel 4 page 550, www.racingpost.co.uk, Radio 5 Live - racing bulletin daily at 6.55am, local radio stations and you can ring the office as a last resort on 01889 562 561!

How do I get to the racecourse?

View our How To Find Us page.

Where can I stay in Uttoxeter?

View our Hotel page.

How many people attend on an average raceday?

On Average Uttoxeter has a crowd of 7,000 however on Midlands Grand National we expect crowds of 15,000+!

Do I need to pay for parking?

There is ample parking at Uttoxeter Racecourse - and its all FREE - we don't mind if you abandon your car overnight - better to be safe than sorry!

Should I pre-book my tickets?

To take advantage of our group bookings discount and special offers - bookings must be made in advance it also saves you time on the day! When badges are pre-booked we send them to you in the post approximately 2 weeks prior to the race day. To book call the racecourse office on 01889 562 561 or book on-line.

However we do sell badges on the gate on the day, and if you decide that you want to upgrade to a different enclosure we can do that for you on the day too!

Can I arrive earlier than the first race?

Gates open approximately 2 hours before the first race, you are welcome to join us from then, soak up the atmosphere, pick your winners and begin your fantastic days' racing.

When do you have night racing fixtures?

We only race at night when it is light enough to as we are not flood-lit. Racing times can be found on our fixtures pages.

Is it all jumping at Uttoxeter?

We are a jumps track, with National Hunt Racing in the Winter Months and Summer Jumping in the summer! We occasionally have a bumper race, which is a National Hunt Flat race for young inexperienced horses often making their debut at a racetrack.

What is the smallest bet you can place?

£2 is the minimum bet with the tote.

Is it possible to place a bet in all of the enclosures?

There are places to bet in all enclosures, with the Betfred, totepool and independent bookmakers.

Will there be entertainment for children at the racecourse?

There's always plenty of entertainment for children on our Big Day Out Racedays, please see our fixtures page for dates. There's also an outdoor play area and plenty of open space for fun and games.

Is there a cash point machine at the racecourse?

Cash machines can be found outside the cloakroom in the Premier Bar, Centre Course Bar and in the Betting Hall.

What disabled facilities are available?

Our racecourse enclosures cater for disabled customers and their carers (We give carers free admission), as well as ample space to view the racing we provide the following facilities;
  • Designated disabled parking, in close proximity to the main entrance.
  • Majority of facilities are at ground level, with wheelchair access to main public areas and toilets
  • Disabled viewing stand overlooking the track, on the first bend with dedicated closed-circuit television monitor
  • Induction loop available in Silks at the Platinum Suite and the Betting Hall

Photography at the racecourse

At all meetings we ask you to ensure that no flash photography takes place near the horses. Otherwise you are welcome to take photographs for personal non-commercial use only. During live music and entertainment, the artists' management retain all image rights. Any photographer that is felt to be impeding or contravening these rights without accreditation and prior written consent will be requested to leave and escorted from the premises. You cannot take images for commercial purposes without prior permission from the racecourse office and provision of press accreditation.

Note: Professional filming and photography takes place here at Uttoxeter for various publications and broadcasting and race goers (including families) consent to being filmed, photographed and otherwise recorded by Uttoxeter Racecourse or any third party authorised by Uttoxeter Racecourse. You grant Uttoxeter Racecourse and any third party authorised by Uttoxeter Racecourse the right to broadcast, publish, licence and use any photographs, film, recordings or images of you without payment or other compensation in any promotional literature produced by Uttoxeter Racecourse. Full copies of our Terms & Conditions are available upon request.

Can I wear fancy dress?

Fancy dress is not permitted within the Premier Enclosure, however is permitted within the Grandstand & Paddock and Centre Course enclosures.
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