From 11 October, all visitors will need a Covid Pass to attend fixtures. This is either your Vaccination Certificate or proof of a negative Covid lateral flow test. Please note, the paper card that you receive after your vaccination does not count as proof. Visit the news pages for more information
Yes! Book your ticket within 48 hours of the fixture to get a discount.
Yes! Online tickets remain open during each fixture and can be used to purchase tickets on the day of racing. You can also buy a ticket on the gate via card payment only.
All tickets will be sent via email. This includes tickets for restaurant and hospitality bookings. You will receive your ticket(s) two weeks before the fixture you are due to attend. If you’ve booked your tickets within two weeks of the fixture, these will be sent immediately. Sometimes these can land in your junk folder so please check before getting in touch.
No, we can scan e-tickets off mobile devices (mobile phones & tablets). If you wish to print them off and bring them along in paper format this is fine.
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. Please visit the racecourse office.
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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Seniors aged 60+ as well as students can all benefit from a £5 discount. This discount is applied against the on the day ticket price and is only available on Grandstand tickets. Tickets must be purchased on the gate where proof may be requested.
Customers who wish to redeem vouchers from third parties must redeem these at least two weeks before the fixture they wish to attend..
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.
For fixtures taking place before the 11th October 2021:
You do not need to provide a negative Covid-19 test result or proof of vaccination. However, please do not attend the racecourse if you:
- Receive a positive Covid-19 test result
- Self-isolating or are told to self-isolate
Please reply to your ticket email if any of the above applies to request a credit voucher or refund.
We would strongly encourage racegoers to ensure they are proven to be Covid negative in advance of attending for their own peace of mind. We recommend taking a lateral flow test 24 hours prior to attending and 48 hours afterwards. If customers would like to take a readily available Covid 19 test before visiting.
For fixtures taking place on and after the 11th October 2021:
All visitors will need to have a ‘Covid Pass’ to attend fixtures. This is just proof that you’ve either been vaccinated or are Covid free! Providing your Covid status is simple and can be demonstrated in a number of ways:
Face masks are recommended to be worn in all inside and crowded areas. These are no longer mandatory but are recommended for the safety of your fellow racegoers.
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. On arrival, coaches will be directed to our allocated coach parking.
Ample parking is provided for Owners & Trainers, Annual Members, Hospitality ticket holders, Grandstand & Paddock ticket holders and Premier ticket holders in the main car park, across from the zebra crossing and main entrance.
Access to the Premier entrance is straight across from the zebra crossing from the main car park for Premier badge holders. And access to the Grandstand entrance is via the underpass from the main car park and through the turnstiles for Grandstand & Paddock badge holders.
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.
There are two separate entrances. The Premier Entrance is used for Premier ticketholders only and is located directly opposite the pedestrian crossing outside the racecourse. The Grandstand & Paddock turnstiles are accessed through the underpass at the top end of the car park. All tickets may be used through this entrance. For racedays where there is one enclosure , access is through the Premier Enclosure.
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.
No alcohol can be brought into the racecourse. There will be a range of bars open selling a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Barbecues are not allowed to be used at the racecourse.
Please note you cannot bring your own food and drink into the venue (unless it is a designated Bank Holiday Family Day) - bag searches will take place. There will be a wide range of food and drink outlets available offering beer, wine, spirits, champagne and soft drinks. The food outlets will serve burgers, hot dogs, fish and chips and a variety of other options.
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 collected from the racecourse office on the fixture when proof of disability is provided (e.g. a Blue Badge (with accompanying photo ID), Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment or signed letter from GP (with accompanying photo ID).)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours in advance with your name and details of the fixture you wish to attend to arrange these tickets. Subject to availability.
Chepstow Racecourse aims to provide an accessible environment for all racegoers. We offer disabled parking spaces and easy access to our enclosures. Disabled toilets are available in both the Premier and Grandstand & Paddock Enclosures. There is lift access in the Premier Stand for hospitality clients and a raised disabled platform in the enclosure which overlooks the parade ring.
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.
Yes – bookmakers will still accept cash and some will also accept debit cards. There are no cash machines on the racecourse so if cash is your preferred method then please ensure you bring this with you.
No – There are no cash machines on site. All catering and bars accept debit or credit card payments only. The tote, along with bookmakers do accept cash payment and some may also accept debit card payments (no credit cards).
All bars and food outlets are cashless and will be accepting card and contactless payments only. However bookmakers and the tote will still accept cash payments. As there are no cash machines on the racecourse, please bring cash with you if this is your preferred payment method with bookmakers.
Download your free, digital racecard on the morning of racing here. Printed racecards will be available to purchase at the racecourse.
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.
There are numerous places nearby that we’d recommend. Visit our ‘Where To Stay’ page or visit the local tourism website for options and availability.
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, customes 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.