Frequently Asked Questions
Can I park at the racecourse?
Both courses offer ample free car parking with preferential parking available in the Premier Car Park at a charge of £5 per car, bookable in advance or payable on the day, subject to availability. Free preferential parking areas are provided near the entrances for Blue Badge Holders.
Coach parking is free on completion of a Coach Security Pass available on arrival in the Coach Park.
Buggy Shuttle Service
For racegoers requiring transfers from and to the car parks to the racecourse entrances, a chauffeured golf buggy service is now available. Please alert the car park attendant on arrival in the car park to summon the buggy and for your return journey please approach any of our racecourse officials who will be pleased to help you.
What should I wear?
A strict dress code operates in The Premier Enclosure. No blue jeans, denim, trainers, collarless shirts, beachwear, unduly casual or extreme attire will be permitted. Jackets and ties are not compulsory, but are encouraged.
Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure
The Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure operates a smart / casual dress code. Smart jeans and tailored shorts are permitted but no bare tops or singlets please.
No dress-code applies to these enclosures.
The Piper-Heidsieck July Festival and other Premier Events
Dressing up is positively encouraged for The Piper-Heidsieck July Festival with jackets and ties, hats and smart dress the order of the day.
Special Note to Group Organisers
To save embarrassment, please ensure that all members of your party are aware of the dress code requirements at Newmarket Racecourses. Cards detailing Newmarket's dress code are available for distribution to your guests and will be included with your tickets.
Please be aware that the Newmarket Racecourse Dress Code will be applied to children over 12 years of age.
Transfers between enclosures
Please note that transfers between enclosures is subject to capacity restrictions.
What time should I arrive?
The gates open 2 hours before the first race time on all of our race days. For afternoon race meetings the first race is usually between 1.30pm and 2pm depending on the time of year and number of races; for evening race meetings it is usually between 5.15pm and 6.15pm. It is advisable to arrive early on major racedays to avoid traffic problems.
We do accept late arrivals! You can arrive at any time during the afternoon/evening after gates open.
Can I book in advance?
Yes and you will receive generous discounts for doing so, you can save up to 25% if booked in advance.
Can I buy tickets on the day?
Yes, provided that the event has not sold out in advance but you will miss out on the generous advance booking discounts that are offered for most racedays.
What facilities are there for disabled racegoers?
Disabled Access at The Rowley Mile and The July Course is generally good, with access to good views of racing, the parade ring and facilities. For more information click here.
How many races are there on a particular race day?
Typically, there are 7 races on each race day, but there could be 8 if races are divided and just occasionally there are only 6.
Can I bring a picnic?
You are welcome to bring your own Picnic to enjoy in the racecourse car parks or in the Family Enclosure (capacity permitting). You are not allowed to bring food or drink into the Premier or Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure.
Can I bring alcohol with my Picnic?
Racegoers are NOT permitted to bring alcohol into any of the racecourse enclosures.
Concert times for Adnams Newmarket Nights
An Adnams Newmarket Night concert starts approx 15 - 20 minutes after the last race of the evening and lasts approx 60 - 90 minutes. Please do check our race times when planning your evening.
Concert times for Summer Saturday Live
Summer Saturday Live concerts start approx 15-20 minutes after the last race of the day and last approx 60-90 minutes. Please do check our race times when planning you day.
Can I bring my dog to the races?
For safety reasons, only guide dogs are allowed into the racecourse enclosures on race days. Please do not leave dogs unattended in vehicles in the racecourse car parks at any time.
When will my pre-ordered tickets be sent to me?
Pre-ordered tickets will be sent out to you 2-3 weeks before the event.