Owners & Trainers
Owners & Trainers

Owners and Trainers are always given a warm welcome at Redcar Racecourse!

We are delighted to welcome owners to our race meetings this season

We would like to thank all owners for their incredible support of racing ‘Behind Closed Doors’ when racing resumed "behind closed doors" in June 2020. 

We have a number of measures that have been put in place for the 2021 season to make a visit to Redcar for racing as safe and enjoyable as possible.

 

FAQ’s for Owners coming racing at Redcar Racecourse

Prior to arrival at the racecourse:
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Q.        What do all owners need to do before they arrive at the racecourse?

A.     You are encouraged to register all attendees through the PASS system and submit the names of the individual(s) who will attend the racecourse by 4pm the day before racing. This will allow us to better deliver your raceday experience.

Please do not register multiple guest attendees in the same name.  

Your PASS Card will allow access for 6 owners (or representatives) per horse.  Unused badges must not be passed on. 

An additional 10 badges per runner are available to purchase – to make arrangements please contact the Racecourse Office

 

Q.        What if I am a member of a syndicate?

A.         For syndicates and racing clubs, it is the responsibility of the syndicator/club manager to submit the names of those individuals attending the fixture. It is recommended that the syndicator attends as one of the allocated persons to help ensure the remaining syndicate members are kept updated. For more information on filming at racecourses please refer to: https://www.roa.co.uk/raceday/racing.html

 

Q.        How do I access the PASS system?

A.        Please visit https://www.rcapass.com or contact the PASS Helpdesk on 01933 270333.

 

Q.        I am an international owner without access to PASS, how do I register my attendance?

A.        Internationally based owners who are not registered in the UK, should contact the racecourse directly to register attendance. This should be completed by 4pm the day before the fixture.  For Racing Managers who require assistance registering attendance on behalf of owners please contact the PASS helpdesk.

 

Q.        How many passes can I get?

A.        The return of owners to the racecourse will be a phased process, this includes initially limiting attendance to 6 owners per horse for race meetings run from 19th July onwards.  An additional 10 admission badges per runner are available to purchase in advance.  Please contact the Racecourse Office for more details - CONTACT US.

 

Q.         Can children attend the racecourse? 

A.         Children can attend however need to be included as 1 of the nominated partners if pre-registered to attend.  

 

Q.        I’ve got an entry/declared runner, but I haven’t received an email?

A.        Please contact the PASS Helpdesk on 01933 270333 and the team can assist you further.

Arrival at the racecourse:
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Q.        Where do I park?

A.        The Owners' car park and entrance is located via the Main Entrance, off Redcar Lane.  The postcode for SatNavs is TS10 2FD.   

 

Q.        What do I need to bring with me on raceday?

A.        Please make sure you arrive at the racecourse with your: 

  • Your RCA PASScard - if you have been allocated one as a registered owner. 
  • Face masks are no longer mandatory.  We will still be politely encouraging customers to continue to wear masks when in doors and ensure they are distancing where possible.  
  • There are plent of hand sanitiser stations around the racecourse however you may also wish to consider bringing your own alcohol-based hand sanitiser. 

 

Q.        What will happen if I arrive and my name is not on the list?

A.        The racecourse staff will be able to assist you on the day, however, please be prepared to assist the team by stepping away from the designated entrance to enable other owners to continue safely whilst the team and yourselves resolve the matter.  

You may be required to contact the PASS Helpdesk on 01933 270333 to enable your details to be updated to the raceday list.

 

Q.        What if my horse is a non-runner on the day?

A.        Only owners who have registered their attendance using the RCA’s PASS system should travel to the racecourse. If a horse is declared a non-runner the attached owners should not attend the fixture. 

 

Q.        What will happen when I arrive at the racecourse?

A.        Step 1: On arrival at the racecourse you will be asked for your details and asked to show your PASS card or QR code if you have one - this will help us to find you quickly.

            Step 2: There will be no entry testing or screening requirements.  You are encouraged to scan the QR code via the NHS Test and Trace

            Step 3: You will be given your allocated O&T admission badge and a voucher for a complimentary light meal in the Paddock Suite.​

On the racecourse & the Owners’ Zone
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Q.        What areas of the racecourse will I be able to access?

A.        Owners on course will have access to a dedicated ‘Owners Zone’, which is located around the Paddock Suite. The Paddock Suite Bar has views over the course, and the balconies on the first floor overlook the parade ring, and track.  

Owners can view the race live from the Petch Stand steppings, from the Paddock Suite balcony, or trackside viewing area directly outside the Paddock Suite. The race can also be viewed via the big screen and TVs in the Paddock Suite.

Please note, the area that would normally be used as the Owners & Trainers Bar is NOT in use.

BHA instructions are that Owners are able to access to the Parade Ring only for a race in which they have a runner.

 

Q.        Will there be food and drink available on the day?

A.        When you collect your Owners' badge at the entrance you will also be given a voucher for a complimentary light lunch which is served in the re-located Owners' Dining Room on the 1st floor of the Paddock Suite.  Complimentary tea & coffee are available from the Paddock Suite Bar throughout the day and a paid bar (contactless preferred) for owners.  There is plenty of outdoor seating available in the trackside area outside of the Paddock Suite.

 

Q.        Will there be presentations on the racecourse?

A.        After the race has been run the winning horse will make their way to the Winners' Enclosure and trophy presentations will be carried out once the horses have left the enclosure.

 

Q.        Do I have to wear PPE/Facemasks?

A.        Face masks are no longer mandatory.  We will still be politely encouraging all racegoers to continue to wear masks when in doors, in the Parade Ring, and ensure they are distancing where possible.  Our team will continue to wear masks and to social distance from you.  Our team come into contact with many people daily and so we will be doing everything we can to keep everyone, including you, safe.

Badge Allocation
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Pass-Card.jpg#asset:850 Redcar Racecourse operates the RCA PASS card scheme.

On racedays our Owners’ & Trainers’ Desk is managed by Elissa Cummings and Rachel Blizzard.  Elissa and Rachel undertake a similar role at the majority of the Yorkshire courses and so will be familiar faces.

Before registering for or travelling to attend a race meeting, Owners should check the government restrictions in their area and follow the infection control guidance provided.

 

Q.        How many passes can I get?

A.       We are pleased to be able to welcome owners (or representatives) and each horse has an allocation of 6 complimentary badges per meeting.  Up to 10 addional badges per runner are available to purchase in advance.  Please contact the Racecourse Office to make arrangements.

 

Q.        How do I register that I will be attending on raceday?

A.       Please log into PASS https://www.rcapass.com/ and submit the names of the individuals who will attend the racecourse. All names must be submitted by 4pm the day before the fixture.  Changes after that time may not be possible.

 

Q.        What if I am a member of a syndicate?

A.         For syndicates and racing clubs, it is the responsibility of the syndicator/club manager to submit the names of those individuals attending the fixture. It is recommended that the syndicator attends as one of the allocated persons to help ensure the remaining syndicate members are kept updated. For more information on filming at racecourses please refer to: https://www.roa.co.uk/raceday/racing.html

 

Q.        How do I access the PASS system?

A.        Please visit https://www.rcapass.com or contact the PASS Helpdesk on 01933 270333.

 

Q.        I am an international owner without access to PASS, how do I register my attendance?

A.        Internationally based owners who are not registered in the UK, should contact the racecourse directly to register attendance. This should be completed by 4pm the day before the fixture.  For Racing Managers who require assistance registering attendance on behalf of owners please contact the PASS helpdesk.

 

Q.         Can children attend the racecourse? 

A.         Yes, children can attend all of our racedays and there is no longer a need to book their places in advance.  Please note that it is a BHA regulation that children under 12 years old are not permitted access to the Parade Ring.   

 

Q.        I’ve got an entry/declared runner, but I haven’t received an email?

A.        Please contact the PASS Helpdesk on 01933 270333 and the team can assist you further.

Going Reports
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The dedicated telephone number for going reports is 07766 022 893.  Regular going reports are posted on our FACEBOOK and TWITTER social media profiles.

For the latest weather update and forecast for Redcar Racecourse please click on the BBC or Metcheck logos beneath.
 
Redcar Racecourse:  BBC Weather link    Redcar Racecourse: Metcheck Weather Forecast
 

Course Details
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A left-handed, oval track which is approximately a mile and three quarters in extent.

Races between six furlongs and one mile are run on the straight track. The course is perfectly flat, and with the exception of its two sharp bends, provides a very fair test. The course drains well, and when conditions are riding fast, it can sometimes be difficult to make up ground from off the pace.

Redcar Racecourse offers around 18 days of horseracing from April to November. Redcar Racecourse is steeped in history and can trace its beginnings back to the early part of 18th Century, when racing was staged on Redcar beach. The racecourse as we now know it was established in 1872, and the racecourse is proud to be located in the heart of Redcar.

Highlights of the racing season include the Zetland Gold Cup run on the last Bank Holiday Monday in May, and the Two-Year-Old Trophy, the Listed Guisborough Stakes, and the final of the Straight Mile Challenge Series in October.

 

Racing Photographer
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The official Racing Photographer is Mr Tony Knapton of Pro-Shot Photography. 

Should you wish to make arrangements for any photography prior to your visit or order some photographs of your runner at Redcar he can be contacted as follows:

Race Recordings - USB / DVDs
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If your horse is a winner you will be presented with a copy of the race on a USB stick and given a celebratory drink whilst you review your success!   

Recordings of the race are just £10 for a USB or £5 for a DVD and can be obtained by contacting Caroline in the Racecourse Office on 01642 484 068 or email info@redcarracing.co.uk

Stabling & Hostel
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We have 137 stables providing paper or shaving bedding.  Stables are allocated on arrival.

The stables entrance is located off West Dyke Road, next to the Tesco Petrol Station.  The stables' postcode for SATNAVS is

During "racing behind closed doors" we are sorry that we are unable to offer overnight  stabling and accommodation due to shared rooms and washroom facilities in the Stable Lads Hostel.

The Stable Lad's Hostel Cafe is under the management of Wendy Scott.  Stable staff are offered a wide range of meal options, from healthy salads to roast meals, and home made cakes. Free tea & coffee is available on production of a valid Stable Pass.

The Horse Comes First
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Leading organisations in British Horseracing are working together to raise awareness of the high levels of equine welfare in the sport.

The Horse Comes First initiative aims to improve understanding of the care given to our horses throughout and after their careers in racing.

 

The campaign is supported by the British Horseracing Authority, the Racecourse Association, Racehorse Owners Association, the Professional Jockeys Association, the National Trainers Federation, The Jockey Club, the National Association of Stable Staff and Arena Racing Company.

Visit the Horse Comes First site for more information about the excellent work that is done every single day of the year to ensure that racehorses are well cared for.

Local Accommodation
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From luxurious country house retreats to the friendly guesthouse...

Redcar Racecourse is in the heart of the Tees Valley which 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.

The Redcar / Cleveland website online search facility will guide you to your perfect place to stay whilst visiting the area.  Find our more...

Testimonials
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I just wanted to congratulation you on the new and improved facilities that you have created at Redcar.  As the racing manager for Grange Park Racing, all my syndicate members are looking for is a nice dedicated area where they can relax & enjoy a light meal & refreshments.  With your new dining area they can now do this in comfort, enjoying a choice of a hot meal, cold salad or a sandwich, and if they just want a drink they can relax in the bar area. It was also a pleasure when we had a placed horse to be invited in with the winning connections to watch the re-run witha  glass of complimentary champagne.  Well done, all racecourses should follow your example.

Alan Crombie, Grange Park Racing
 
I'm emailing in response to my horse, Penny Pot Lane, running at Redcar on Tuesday.  Although I may be slightly biased as Penny won on the day I thoroughly enjoyed the day and was very impressed with the course. It was my first visit as an owner for a couple of years and was very pleased to see you'd both extended the size and range of the hospitality afforded to owners. We enjoyed our meal and a moment to relax in ample surroundings prior to the race after a long journey.  This is very important to owners and I'm pleased this has been improved upon.  Otherwise everyone at the course were incredibly friendly and helpful, the course looked a picture for the time of year, and the hospitality offered to winning connections was excellent.  I look forward to having a runner at the course again!​
 
Tony Melville
 

We had a super day at Redcar where our horse was running in the last race of the day.  The owners and trainers facilities are excellent, the staff are friendly, efficient and professional.  The weather was great, our horse came second and we were kindly invited to join the winning connections for a celebratory drink afterwards.  A perfect end to a perfect day.

Sandra and Derek Shewring

 
Contact details

Q.        Who do I call if I have a query?

A.        If owners have any questions about PASS, they should contact the PASS Helpdesk on 01933 270333 and for all other queries should contact the ROA on 01183 385680

If your have a query specifically about your visit to Redcar Racecourse or if you'd like to provide any feedback that would assist us with developing our protocols and support please call 01642 484 068 or email info@redcarracing.co.uk 

PRE COVID-19 OWNERS’ & TRAINERS’ INFORMATION

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