Horse racing will continue behind closed doors during the Welsh lockdown, taking place 23 Oct – 9 Nov, without owners attending. Please visit the news page for details.
With areas of the country experiencing different restrictions, dependant on the government's tiered approach to combat Covid-19 transmissions, we ask all owners to check our news page where the latest information on any enhanced measures at Chepstow Racecourse will be available.
Owners will be asked to comply with all the local restrictions in place when visiting and those planning on attending Chepstow Racecourse do so in accordance with the latest guidelines for their area.
Whilst horse racing takes place behind closed doors, we are pleased to be able to welcome back limited owners to Chepstow Racecourse. Following Welsh government's guidelines, which are different from the rest of the UK, our policy and owners' experience will be a little different from usual.
Once local restrictions are loosened, we are very much looking to welcoming more owners to Chepstow Racecourse and improving the on-course experience for all. We are incredibly grateful for your support throughout these difficult times.
The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has affected the owners' experience, particularly in Wales.
The Welsh Government regulations allow gatherings of up to 30 people for the same purpose outside only. We are therefore having to limit the number of owners who can attend to two people.
Arrival & Timings
Owners should arrive 30 minutes before their horse is scheduled to run and leave no more than 30 minutes after the race. This minimises the risk of the racecourse reaching the 30 person limit. Face masks are required on arrival only.
Pre-registration is essential. This process will be administered by the RCA’s Privilege Access Swipe System (PASS) https://www.rcapass.com. Further information will be sent to owners when their horse is declared to run.
Local Lockdown Restrictions
Owners who live in a local lockdown area in Wales are not allowed to attend. Owners living in a local lockdown area England need to adhere to the advice given by their local authority.
We advise that you bring evidence of your home address if you are planning to come to Chepstow. Strict protocols will be in place to ensure the health and wellbeing of all owners.
Thank you for your support.
We're happy to be able to offer all owners a complimentary lunch including afternoon tea and hot soup alongside tea, coffee and water.
There will be a cash bar serving a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Following Welsh government guidelines, the owners' facility will be located outside, in a covered area with screens to view the racing. You will also be in a position to talk to your trainer before and after the race.
As per recent government guidelines, all Owners attending Chepstow Racecourse will be required to register for NHS's Track & Trace.
QR codes will be prominently displayed at the entrance to Chepstow. Visitors will be able to use their smartphone to scan the code. This will link to the appropriate NHS site where they will be required to enter their details and receive relevant updates.
Chepstow Racecourse, as part of Arena Racing Company (ARC), have committed to the following Owners & Trainers policy. This policy is designed to offer a better service to one of our key customer groups.
We will be using the PASS system for administering Owners & Trainers admission badges. Please arrive at the racecourse ready to present your new PASS card. If you have not yet received your new card, contact email@example.com.
Please manage your badge allocation and pre book your guest or syndicate badges in advance of the meeting via the website www.rcapass.com to help us to offer quick and efficient access to the course.
Are you an owner or trainer that has just had a fantastic win at Chepstow?
You can view and purchase a range of fantastic shots of your horse passing the post. To view and purchase pictures of your winning horse, please visit www.chepstowracephotos.co.uk around lunchtime on the following day.
Each raceday at Chepstow Racecourse is filled with exceptional moments, now, you can remember yours forever.