With reduced capacities remaining, the Kaiser Chiefs Live After Racing event will be rescheduled to 2022. Horse racing will continue without music at this fixture. Please visit our news pages to see what’s changed & find out how you’re affected.
All tickets, restaurant and hospitality packages must be booked online in advance and no tickets will be available to buy on the gate. Advance tickets close once gates open. No tickets can be purchased at the racecourse.
Tickets can only be purchased in advance. Tickets will be available to buy online until gates open and no tickets can be bought at the racecourse. Please only attend the racecourse on the day of the fixture if you have bought a ticket in advance as anyone without a ticket won’t be able to attend. Advance tickets close once gates open.
All tickets will be sent via email. This includes tickets for restaurant and hospitality bookings. You will receive your ticket(s) no earlier than 48 hours before the fixture you are due to attend. If you’ve booked your tickets within 48 hours of the fixture, these will be sent by the morning of the fixture you’ve booked.
Unless at the request of the racecourse (for example carers tickets), there is no longer an on the day ticket collection option. All tickets can only be sent via email.
Once purchased, refunds or transfers on tickets and any other online purchases will only be available in the case of fixture abandonment, event cancellations or if you are unable to attend due to Coronavirus under the ‘Book With Confidence’ promise and not for any other reason.
Please see our terms and conditions of entry for full details.
Space permitting, you can upgrade your ticket to another enclosure on the day at the upgrade points within each enclosure.
We welcome children and families. Children 17 and under go free to the races when accompanied by an adult (some exclusions apply for Festival fixtures and Live After Racing events). You’ll need to select a child ticket when making your booking.
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All tickets are currently only available in advance and have our advance discount applied. There are currently no additional discounts available for concessions or students.
Typically, gates open two hours before the first race. For feature and festival fixtures, gates may open earlier.
Check the what’s on fixture page for the date you’re attending for the most up-to-date time, as race times are subject to change.
Races will take place at different times and can also change last minute, so please check your specific fixture.
Typically, the racecourse, along with bars and food outlets, will close shortly after the last race. For Live After Racing nights or themed racenights with music after racing, the live act will perform for an hour to 90 minutes after the last race and the racecourse will close shortly after the performance.
Check the what’s on fixture page for the date you’re attending for the most up-to-date times.
Most racegoers choose a smart casual outfit when attending the races and we discourage sportswear and ripped jeans. There are more formal dress codes in place for some of our premier ticket options as well as hospitality and restaurant packages. Please click here to view our dress code.
Yes, absolutely. We welcome coach groups to the racecourse. The Coach Park is located at the family entrance and is free parking for coaches.
For County Enclosure, Premier Enclosure, and Hospitality Guests, please use the Main Reception Entrance. All Grandstand Enclosure Guests should use the Grandstand Enclosure entrance outside the racecourse on Leger Way.
We’ve been certified by Visit England as ‘Good To Go’, meaning you can be confident that we are taking your safety seriously and are following the latest advice and guidance. Find out about the measures in place to welcome you back racing.
We do have onsite parking in both Car Park A (chargeable at £5 per car) this is located opposite the main stand and Car Park C (Free) located at the family entrance at the bottom end of the course (bit of a walk)
You’ll always be able to grab a drink and bite to eat when you come racing. Different bars and food outlets will be available depending on how busy the fixture is likely to be.
Picnics are only permitted in the Family Enclosure at the Racecourse. Please note that no drinks (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) may not be brought into any area of the Racecourse. The Racecourse provides free drinking water at all bars across the site.
No alcohol or non-alcoholic drinks can be brought into the racecourse. There will be a range of bars open selling a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. The Racecourse provides free drinking water at all bars across the site.
Barbecues are not allowed to be used at the racecourse.
We do all we can to ensure our visitors enjoy their day. This includes making our venue an easily accessible place and adding in extra features to make guests comfortable wherever possible. Click here for more information.
Carers will receive free admission to the racecourse when accompanying a paying disabled guest.
Carer tickets can be claimed by emailing proof of disability e.g. a Blue Badge (with accompanying photo ID), Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment or signed letter from GP (with accompanying photo ID) to email@example.com you will need to book your full price tickets first and include your unique booking reference number for these in the email, the carer ticket will then be added to your booking and emailed out no later than 48hrs in advance of the race day. Subject to availability.
Baby changing facilities are located in the majority of disabled toilets. Baby food/milk heating facilities are located in the Food Court and Silver Patriarch bar.
Yes there is wheelchair viewing within the main stand with designated spots and the course is accessible to wheelchairs on all levels of the main stand and Leger stand.
Betting at the horse racing is a time-honoured tradition. If you wish to join in, there are a number of places across the racecourse where you can place a bet – either with the tote, which is a pool betting option (similar to the lottery) or with the on-course bookmakers.
Find out more about betting at the racecourse.
As a Covid secure venue, we are unable to provide any printed material including racecards. Racecards will be available to view via our social media channels as well as emailed prior to the fixture you are attending.
The racecourse is a cashless venue. All catering and bars accept debit or credit card payments only. The tote, along with some bookmakers will also accept debit card payments (no credit cards) alongside cash. Please ensure you bring cash with you on the day.
The racecourse is a cashless venue. All catering and bars accept debit or credit card payments only.
Unless you have booked a ticket with a reserved seat included, a restaurant package or hospitality option, there is only limited seating available across the racecourse and the majority will be outside.
Chairs will not be allowed to be brought into the racecourse during weekend fixtures, unless for medical reasons. For all other fixtures, we take a pragmatic approach and allow chairs into the racecourse when crowd size allows. This is always at the discretion of the safety officer on the day.
Smoking is permitted in the allocated smoking rings across the racecourse. Smoking is not permitted in the grandstands.
Our brand-new app is coming! More details will be available shortly.
Doncaster Racecourse boasts a contemporary and recently refurbished hotel directly on site. One of the newest hotels in Doncaster, the Hilton Garden Inn at Doncaster Racecourse is an ideal choice for those looking to stop over after the races, as well as being minutes away from Lakeside Village Shopping, Yorkshire’s Wildlife Park and many other tourist attractions. With an exceptionally convenient location that is easily accessed from the train station, airport and various motorways, it also makes an easy and comfortable stopover for commuters.
For turf tracks, the amount of rainfall will impact the ‘Going’ at the racecourse. Simply put, this is the condition of the racing surface and how ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ the ground is. Different horses enjoy different ground conditions and therefore the going reports are vital for a horse’s trainer and owner in deciding when and where a horse should run.
The health and safety of all participants and horses is our top priority. If the racing surface is deemed unraceable (this could be due to waterlogging, frozen surfaces or even too hard a surface) or extreme weather conditions are unsafe, a fixture will be abandoned. If this happens, customers will be alerted and the information will be available immediately on our website – there is no need to call.
Full or partial refunds will be automatically provided according to our refund policy, available on our terms and conditions of entry.
With the exception of Guide Dogs of the Blind and other Assistance Dogs, dogs are not permitted to enter the racecourse. In the interests of animal welfare, no dogs are permitted to be left in cars and we politely request that all dogs are left at home.
At all meetings we ask you to ensure that no flash photography takes place near the horses.
Otherwise, you are welcome to take photographs 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 the premises.
You cannot take images for commercial purposes without prior permission from the racecourse and provision of press accreditation.
Professional filming and photography takes place here at the racecourse for various publications and broadcasting and race goers (including families) consent to being filmed, photographed and otherwise recorded by the Racecourse or any authorised third-party. By entering the racecourse, you accept our terms and conditions of entry, which authorised by the 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 Arena Racing Company. Full copies of our Terms & Conditions are available here.