New To Racing Guide

Racing Explained

There's nothing like a day at the races for excitement, thrills and quality entertainment. Please remember to book ahead if you want to dine in one of our restaurants.

First time coming racing? We have built a site that aims to answer all your questions about the day.  

Visit Racing Explained to find out more about different types of racing, how to place a bet, the language might here and what there is to do around the racecourse.

There is also an app for Android and iPhone which can help you get the most from your day. Find out more about it here.

What to bring

  • Cash – most bookmakers only accept bets of £5 or more, though the Tote will take bets from £2 which you can pay by credit or debit card.
  • Pick up your racecard on the way in – all you need to know plus features and tips for £3 to £5.
  • Camera – don't forget to disable the flash so you don't upset the horses.
  • Binoculars – bring your own to catch all the action
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