What To Wear

Premier Enclosure

Customers are advised that smart dress is required in the Premier Enclosure and Hospitality areas. This is defined as follows:

  • Gentlemen must wear collared shirts - polo shirts and polo-necked jumpers are acceptable.
  • Ladies should dress for a smart occasion

We ask kindly that you do not wear:

  • Blue Denim/Jeans
  • Trainers (including sports, fashion and plimsolls)
  • Sportswear (including t-shirts)
  • Shorts (tailored shorts are allowed)
  • Fancy Dress

Please note that blue jeans, t-shirts, sports attire (including trainers), unduly casual or extreme attire are not permitted. Anyone wearing such items will be asked to move to other enclosures, where more casual dress is accepted by the majority.

Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure

Racegoers in the Grandstand & Paddock Enclosures usually dress smartly. Smart shorts and jeans are acceptable but no bare tops or sleeveless vests please.

The Family Enclosure

No dress-code applies to these enclosures.


Please be aware that the Newmarket Racecourse dress code will be applied to children over 14 years of age.

Fancy Dress

Fancy dress is allowed at Newmarket Racecourses on all days within the Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure (fancy dress is not permitted within the Premier Enclosure at any time).

Newmarket Racecourses reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone deemed to be dressed inappropriately. If your party is considering wearing fancy dress, in order to avoid any disappointment on the day, we recommend that you call our Racecourse Customer Relations Team prior to the race day on 01638 675500 option 4. In the event of one or all or your party being refused admission, no refund will be offered.

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. A copy can also be downloaded below.

Download a copy of Newmarket Racecourses dress code

For more information on the dress code for any Newmarket raceday, please call 01638 675 500.