Frequently Asked Questions

  •  What should I wear? There is no formal dress code requirement at Redcar.  Racegoers in the  Grandstand Enclosure are encouraged to wear smart casual clothing.  Anyone wearing untidy attire or sports clothing will be refused admission into the Grandstand Enclosure.


  •  What time should I arrive? The gates open to the public at 12 noon for most afternoon meetings and 3pm on evening meetings.  You can check this time by visiting the Fixture List  or phoning the Racecourse Office on 01642 484 068.


  •  How do I get to the racecourse? Redcar Racecourse is in the centre of Redcar and is readily accessible by road with links via the A1, A66, A19 and A174 Parkway. Once on the outskirts of Redcar follow the yellow directional signage to the most appropriate car park. Please refer to the maps on Directions page.   Redcar Central Station is only 7 minutes walk from the Racecourse and has regular services linking both the rest of the Tees Valley as well as the East Coast Main Line from Darlington.


  • Is there car parking & how much is it? There is ample FREE on-site parking. We also have coach / minibus car parking, however a coach security pass (available from the Racecourse Office) must be completed and handed to a Car Park attendant.


  • Can I buy tickets in advance? We do advise everyone to buy their tickets in advance to guarantee availability. All tickets and racing packages can be bought in advance, either via the on-line ticket office or call the Racecourse Office during working hours on 01642 484 068.  All tickets and packages bought in advance must be paid for at the time of booking.


  • Is there a cash point? Yes - the cash machine is located on Level 1 of the Petch Stand in the Grandstand Enclosure.  If you are in the Course Enclosure one please ask the Crossing Steward to will arrange for you to be escorted across the course to access the machine.  The cash machine is in operation for all of race meetings. 


  • How much for children? Children aged 17 and under are admitted free of charge to all race meetings when accompanied by an adult.  Please be aware that proof of age identification may be required and the accompanying adult is responsible for the children for the duration of their visit to the racecourse.   


  • How do I find out what horses and jockeys will be at the Racecourse? We do not know what horses and jockeys will be at the Racecourse until 11.00am the day before racing. The racecard, which details all the day's horses and jockeys, is printed overnight and is available at the Racecourse on the raceday. Buy your racecard in advance via the on-line ticket office , along with your admission, to save you queuing on the day. 


  •  What’s the going/Good to firm? The Going describes the state of the turf on the race track on raceday i.e. how soft or firm it is. Many horses have an individual preference for running on softer or firmer ground and therefore, the going can play a vital part in how well a horse runs on a particular day. There are various going descriptions which cover the range of ground conditions that horses are allowed to race on:  Heavy; Soft; Good-to-Soft; Good; Good-to-Firm; Firm.
    Racing is not allowed to take place on ground conditions that are too soft or too firm and the optimum going for Flat racing is Good-to-Firm.


  •  Is there a picnic area? There is not a dedicated picnic car park or picnic area, but picnics are allowed in the Course Enclosure. Please note that portable / disposable BBQs, a limited amount of alcohol (4 cans per person or 1/2 bottle of wine) and glass bottles/receptacles must not be brought into the Racecourse.  Spirits are not permitted.  Download the Where to Eat & Drink Guide and discount vouchers


  • What is Challenge 25? Redcar Racecourse operates under the Challenge 25 rules. Please remember that if you are 25 and lucky enough to look younger you should carry identification with you as you will be asked to prove that you are over 18 when attempting to buy alcohol. If you are unable to prove that you are over 18 and attempt to purchase alcohol you will be asked to leave the racecourse premises. If in doubt, bring your I.D.


  • Can I have a personal PA announcement? PA announcements are reserved for health and safety, raceday and sponsors announcements only.


  • Can I upgrade once I am at the Racecourse? Yes, you can upgrade from the Course Enclosure to Grandstand subject to availability.


  • Where do I go if I have any questions on the raceday? You can ask any one of our staff or come to the Racecourse Office, located just next to the Winners' Enclosure and our staff will be happy to help.



  • Where would you recommend for us to stay in the area?  From 12th century castles to smart urban hotels to luxurious country house retreats to the friendly guesthouse, Redcar and the surrounding Tees Valley offers a huge choice of accommodation to suit all pockets and tastes. Exceeding all expectations - you can be sure of a warm welcome, with excellent service, facilities and good food. Please visit the  This Is Redcar & Cleveland website where you can view a variety of accommodation available within the area.


  • What else is there for us to do in the area?  Redcar Racecourse in the Tees Valley is at the heart of Captain Cook Country, on the doorstep of the North York Moors National Park, as well as a 'stone's throw' away from Whitby, York, Durham and Newcastle. The area encompasses the five historic boroughs of Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Stockton on Tees and Redcar & Cleveland. The quality of life is superb; it's prosperous, with excellent infrastructure and every imaginable leisure and entertainment facility.

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Upcoming Events

Thursday 3rd May = Racing UK Club Day

Thursday May 3rd, 2018
First Race: 14.10

  • Regular Raceday.
  • 7 races on the card. 
  • Gates open 12:00 noon.

Monday 21st May

Monday May 21st, 2018
First Race: 14.05

  • Regular Raceday.
  • 7 races on the card. 
  • Gates open 12:00 noon.

Monday 28th May (BH) = Zetland Gold Cup Sports Day

Monday May 28th, 2018
First Race: 12.45

  • Premier Raceday.
  • 7 races on the card. 
  • Gates open 11 am.

Redcar Racecourse : Zetland Gold Cup Winner 2008

The highlight of our Spring racing season, The Racing UK Zetland Gold Cup is one of the jewels in Redcar's crown.

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