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All you need to know

Although we are traditional here at Doncaster Racecourse we are also quite relaxed. There are no strict rules on dress codes, but we do expect our guests to be considerate of other racegoers. Here’s everything you need to know to make your day enjoyable from dress code, drinking responsibly, bringing your children and dogs to taking photographs.

What to Wear

Premier Enclosure and Mallard/Lincoln restaurant
The dress code for the premier enclosure and the Mallard/Lincoln restaurant is Jacket and tie for gentlemen and smart attire for ladies. Strictly no jeans, sportswear or trainers. This dress code also applies to children.
 
County Enclosure, Conduit Restaurant, Private Boxes, Owners, Trainers & Press
The dress code for these areas is a collared shirt for gentlemen and smart attire for ladies. Strictly no jeans, sportswear or trainers. This dress code also applies to children.
 
Grandstand Enclosure
No dress code applies for this enclosure.
 
Family Enclosure
No dress code applies for this enclosure.
Fancy Dress
If you’re thinking about coming wearing fancy dress, this is fine within the Grandstand Enclosure. If you would like to book tickets in the County Enclosure and wish to come in fancy dress, you will need to call our friendly team first, and check before purchasing your ticket(s). You can call us on 01302 304200.
 
Drinking Responsibly
Doncaster Racecourse operates a responsible drinking policy. 
 
Alcohol cannot be brought into the racecourse at any time, you will be asked to dispose of any alcohol before you are allowed entry into the racecourse. 
Doncaster Racecourse operates a challenge 21 policy. If you are lucky enough to look under 21, you will be asked to present proof of age, a driving licence or passport. If you fail to provide proof that you are over 18 and attempt to purchase alcohol, you will be asked to leave the racecourse premises. 
 
Complimentary water is available at all bars.
 
Alcohol cannot be taken out of Doncaster Racecourse.
 
Personal Photography and Filming
At all meetings we ask you to ensure that no flash photography takes place near the horses. Otherwise you are welcome to take photographs in all other areas for personal non-commercial use only. During live music and entertainment, the artists' management retain all image rights. Any photographer that is felt to be impeding or contravening these rights without accreditation and prior written consent will be requested to leave and escorted from the premises.
 
Racecourse Photography & Filming
Professional filming and photography takes place here at Doncaster Racecourse for various publications and broadcasting.
 
Racegoers, including families, consent to being filmed, photographed and otherwise recorded by Doncaster Racecourse or any third party authorised by Doncaster Racecourse.
 
You grant Doncaster Racecourse and any third party authorised by Doncaster Racecourse the right to broadcast, publish, licence and use any photographs, film, recordings or images of you without payment or other compensation in any promotional literature produced by Doncaster Racecourse.
 
Full copies of our Terms & Conditions are available on request.
 
Picnics
Picnics are only permitted in the Family Enclosure at the Racecourse. Please note that alcohol may not be brought into any area of the Racecourse.
 
Children
Under 18s can gain free entry to the any of the enclosures when accompanied by an adult (a maximum of 3 children per paying adult), proof of age may be requested. Tickets for children can only be obtained on the gate at the time of entry with your child (subject to availability). 
 
Dogs
With the exception of assistance dogs, no dogs are permitted to enter the racecourse. In the interests of animal welfare, Doncaster Racecourse politely requests that dogs are not left in cars in the car park.

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