Owners & Trainers
Owners & Trainers

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

Going Reports
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The dedicated telephone number for going reports is 07766 022 893.

For the latest weather update and forecast for Redcar Racecourse please click on the BBC or Metcheck logos beneath.
 
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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 Racing UK 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 Racing UK Straight Mile Challenge Series in October.

 

Owners’ & Trainers’ Facilities
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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 discounted rate of £6 per voucher. 

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.

 

Restaurants

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 £13.95” menu running throughout the season alongside the standard a la carte menu.
 
  • To book your package in the Crow’s Nest Restaurant please call 01642 484 068.
  • To book your table in the Voltigeur Restaurant please call 0113 2876 387.
We hope that you will enjoy dining in our restaurants. 
 
Badge Allocation
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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 - £8.00 / Regular Day - £6.50) and this should be arranged prior to your arrival at the course. 

Owners can make any necessary arrangements for their badges by using the new PASS card concierge service at https://www.rcapass.com  or email info@redcarracing.co.uk

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 discounted rate of £6 per voucher.

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

Winning Connections
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The Racecourse Chairman invites all winning owners 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 photograph will be forwarded at a later date.

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:

M: 077409 40809

E: KnaptonTony@gmail.com

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 141 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 postcode for SATNAVS is

Overnight stabling and accommodation is available by prior arrangement.  Please download and complete the Overnight Stabling & Accommodation Fom.  This form must be sent to Redcar Racecourse by 1pm on the day before the race meeting.  Fax 01642 488 272 or email info@redcarracing.co.uk

Stable staff can be 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.

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:

  • The Racecourse Office - 01642 484 068
  • Phil West - Stable Manager - 01642 484 254 (racedays only)
Enclosure Plan
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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 this is Redcar & Cleveland website online search facility will guide you to your perfect place to stay whilst visiting the area.  Click on the logo beneath to find out more.....

this is Redcar & Cleveland

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

 
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