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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.
Located on the 2nd floor of the Petch Stand the Owners’ & Trainers’ Lounge, race viewing box, and Classic Suite are the main facilities for owners with runners on the day.
A complimentary light meal for owners with runners on the day is served until 3pm in the Classic Suite Dining Room, and complimentary tea and coffee is served all day. Each horse running has an allocation of 6 complimentary meals. Additional meal vouchers are available to purchase at the rate of £12 per voucher. Meal vouchers are not available for owners & trainers with no runners on the day, or to members of the general public.
In addition, the Paddock Suite Bar is shared between Owners & Trainers and Annual Badge Holders.
There is no formal dress code at Redcar although racegoers are encouraged to wear smart, casual clothing.
The Crow’s Nest Restaurant is a terraced viewing restaurant overlooking the racecourse offering a package of 3 course lunch, afternoon tea and a table for the day. To enquire about this package or to make a booking please call 01642 484 068.
In the Voltigeur Restaurant we have a special “2 courses for £14.45” menu running throughout the season alongside the standard a la carte menu.
We hope that you will enjoy dining in our restaurants.
The dedicated Owners' & Trainers' viewing area is located on the steppings directly opposite the Finishing Post, next to the Zetland Bar. Additional track viewing is available in the form of the track side viewing box on the 2nd floor of the Petch Stand, next door to the Owners' & Trainers' Lounge and Classic Suite Dining Room.
There is plenty of free parking in the Main Car Park (SatNav postcode TS10 2FD) which is all on tarmac, and a short distance from the Owners' & Trainers' Entrance. Dedicated parking spaces are allocated for Owners and Trainers with runners on the day.
Many of the buildings at Redcar Racecouse date back to the 1960s and some areas of which were designed and built without considering the needs of disabled visitors.
Disabled access is generally good with access to all Owners' and Trainers' facilities, good views of the racing from the Grandstand Enclosure, with a raised viewing ramp overlooking the track and the parade ring in the Grandstand Enclosure.
All of the Owners facilities can be accessed by wheelchair. The Owners' & Trainers' Lounge, Classic Suite Dining Room, and Petch Stand trackside viewing box can be accessed via the lift located at the Owners & Trainers end of the Petch Stand. The Paddock Suite can be accessed via the disabled ramp. The Weighing Room and Racecourse Office are also accessible via a disabled ramp.
In the Grandstand Enclosure there is a great deal of tarmac and paths aiding movement around the racecourse.
There is a forward blue badge parking area in the Grandstand Enclosure where a limited number of spaces are availble on a first come first served basis.
Redcar Racecourse now operates the new RCA PASS card scheme.
Horses that are declared to run will receive 6 complimentary Owners & Trainers badges per horse for use on the day.
Additional Owners’ badges, up to 14 in total, can be purchased at half price (Premier Day - £8.50 / Regular Day - £7.00) and this should be arranged prior to your arrival at the course.
When you collect your daily Owners’ badges you will be given your complimentary racecards and 6 vouchers per horse for a complimentary light meal served in the Classic Suite, which is located adjacent to the Owners’ & Trainers’ Lounge on the 2nd floor of the Petch Stand. Additional meal vouchers are available to purchase at the rate of £12 per voucher.
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.
The Racecourse Chairman invites all winning owners and placed connections for a celebratory glass of champagne along with an opportunity to review the race.
One copy of the race recorded onto a USB will be given to the winning connections, and a complimentary mounted photograph will be provided on the day, or forwarded to the Trainer's yard at a later date if the Owners are not present on the day.
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!
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 TS10 1HT.
Overnight stabling and accommodation is available by prior arrangement. Please download and complete the Overnight Stabling & Accommodation Form. This form must be sent to Redcar Racecourse by 1pm on the day before the race meeting. Fax 01642 488 272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stable staff are accommodated overnight within the on-site Stable Lads Hostel which is located next door to the stable yard and has 92 beds in total based on 4 beds per room. Please be aware for busy race meetings staff may be required to share with other members of staff from the same yard, with a maximum of 2 people per room.
Redcar Racecourse is unable to accommodate staff under 18 years old due to shared rooms and washing faciliites.
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.
For stabling and accommodation enquiries please telephone:
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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.
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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!
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