Thursday 15 March 2012

Horse racing has rarely been more popular since the 1950s, with over six million people visiting Britainís racecourses every year. It makes horse racing the second most popular spectator sport after football..................

The Tees Valley racecourse at Redcar is playing its part in this era   of success.

With many of its spring and summer fixtures being at weekends and on public holidays, the racecourse makes an excellent family day out, especially as accompanied children under 16 are always admitted free.
So, what should first time or inexperienced visitors know when they go racing?
Getting there: The racecourse is in the centre of Redcar and is readily accessible by road from the A1, A66, A19 and A174 Parkway. Redcar Central railway station is seven minutes walk from the racecourse (there are also cabs) and there are regular services linking both the rest of the Tees Valley as well as the East Coast mainline from Darlington.
Parking: Parking is free. 
Children:  Accompanied children under 16 are admitted FREE of charge to all race meetings.  There is also lots of FREE family entertainment for children on our Feature Meetings.
Which enclosure?: The ‘Grandstand’ offers the best views – there is no better place from which to watch the racing. It includes superb bars and dining options such as the Crows’ Nest Restaurant.  Redcar’s ‘Course Enclosure’ is one of the most affordable places to watch horse racing anywhere in Britain. Situated in the centre of the track with its own cafe and bar, the Course Enclosure also provides entertainment on selected days. Picnics are very welcome in the Course Enclosure.

What to wear: Forget Royal Ascot! Redcar Races is relaxed. There are no barriers and no dress code so everyone can go where they like and dress how they want.
Racing programme: The official programme is invaluable. The silks worn by the jockeys are displayed in colour. The programme shows the recent record of each horse running, the weight the horse will carry in the race, and the name of the jockey and trainer.
Betting: You can put your money on with the bookmakers who stand in front of the grandstands or with the Tote. You ‘take a price’ with a bookmaker at the time when you put your money on, whereas with the Tote the bet goes into a pool, with the winnings decided after the race.
Making your selection: You can watch the horses in both the pre-parade ring, where the horses are saddled, and the parade ring itself. Read the form – or just choose your favourite jockey or a horse whose name you like or whose rider is wearing your favourite colour! After all, it’s just a bit of fun.
The races: Now watch the races from the grandstands and cheer the winners as they come back into the winner’s enclosure.
A full list of fixtures can be viewed on the Fixtures page. There are generous discounts for groups of visitors.
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For more information please call us on

01642 484 068 or contact us by email


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Upcoming Events

Monday 2nd April = Easter Monday (Bank Holiday)

Monday April 2nd, 2018
First Race: 14.00

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

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Our first Premier race meeting of 2018 is always a cracking family day out, with competitive racing combined with lots of traditional fun, including a VIP visit from the Easter Bunny and friends.

If you're looking for the perfect way to spend the Bank Holiday for all ages, we'd be eggcited to see you.

Monday 16th April

Monday April 16th, 2018
First Race: 14.00

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

Thursday 3rd May = Racing UK Club Day

Thursday May 3rd, 2018
First Race: 14.00

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


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