Doncaster

 

Doncaster Racecourse,
The Grandstand,
Leger Way,
Doncaster.
DN2 6BB

01302 304 200
www.doncaster-racecourse.co.uk/horse-racing/ownersandtrainers

@DoncasterRaces or @Clerkothecourse


In 2013 we won Racecourse of the Year at the BetView Awards and in 2012, we won the RCA Showcase Award for Operational Excellence. We’re proud to be recognised for our star-class facilities and top-notch service. And we’re looking forward to welcoming you to Doncaster Racecourse soon.

General

CONTACTS:
Executive Director: Russell Smith - 01302 323271 rsmith@doncaster-racecourse.co.uk
Clerk of the Course: Roderick Duncan - 07772 958 685 rduncan@doncaster-racecourse.co.uk
Owners & Trainers Liaison: Mark Edwards - 01302 304 205 medwards@doncaster-racecourse.co.uk
Badge Requests: Rachel Blizzard - 01302 304 297 racing@doncaster-racecourse.co.uk

ROA INFORMATION:
Gold Standard award: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Racecourse Badge Scheme for Owners fixtures: 36 of fixtures 36
ROA Car Park Label exemptions: None

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Horsemans Group Prize-money contract: Yes - Standard Tier
Racecourse Group: ARC
Racing Channel: Sky Sports Racing
Left-handed course. Click here for Racing Post course guide
Racecourse Photographer: Nigel Kirby 07860 915208  
www.nigelkirbyphotography.com nigelkirby@icloud.com
Stabling capacity: 147

By Car

Doncaster racecourse boasts excellent links to the motorway network including M1 (junction 32), M18 (junction 3/4), A1M (junction 36) and the M62. Car Parking is Free (outside of the Leger Festival) in Car Park C (enter opposite junction at Wickes on Leger Way).

Please note: Car Parks A and C are operational throughout the year for all racing fixtures - Car Park C offers free parking and passes for Car Park A are available at £5 per car from the racecourse reception in advance or on the day. On a non-raceday all car parks are free of charge.

By Bus

We have a Shuttle Service running between the Racecourse and Doncaster Interchange (Train Station) for all race meetings. It will commence from the Interchange at approximately the time of our gate opening and continue until approximately 30 minutes before our first race. The return journey (which will stop at a designated point on sound of the bell) will start just after the penultimate race, and continue until approximately one hour after the last race. If there is entertainment following racing the service will continue until this has finished.

Shuttle Bus information is subject to change and may be amended or withdrawn without prior notice. From £2.00 single, £3.00 return. Please check the Travel South Yorkshire website.

By Air

Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield is less than seven miles from Doncaster Racecourse, with flights to some European destinations. We are also within easy reach of Manchester, Leeds Bradford and East Midlands airports.

For helicopter landing permission at Doncaster Racecourse please contact Alex Robinson 01302 304 200 or email alex.robinson@doncaster-racecourse.co.uk.

Permission WILL NOT be granted until Doncaster Racecourse Management Company Ltd are in possession of, and has confirmed receipt of, a completed Insurance Indemnity Form and a General Aviation Report.

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News

Racehorse Owners

  • We are pleased to be able to continue to welcome Owners, with horses running at that meeting, to watch their horses run. 
  • In light of these restrictions, we would ask that all owners planning on attending Doncaster Racecourse do so in accordance with the latest guidelines for their area. 
  • Please be aware that owners that do wish to attend the racecourse will be asked to comply with Tier 3 restrictions, including:
    • All owners attending the racecourse must complete the Covid-19 learning module, available via the ROA website.  In addition, they may have to undertake health questions and a temperature check on arrival.
    • All owners attending must bring Photo ID, please also bring your PASS Card if you have one.
    • You must only travel and mix with other members of your household or bubble whilst on your way to, and at the racecourse – this applies to both inside and outside areas
    • A complimentary lunch will be served in the owners’ facility.
    • All food and drink will be table served
    • Please wear a face-covering in all inside areas, including on arrival and exit, unless seated at your table

We would respectfully request that owners do not pass their unused badges to those without horses competing that day or to other racegoers. This is a breach of the current restriction imposed by the UK, Wales and Scottish governments on spectators attending all sports events behind closed doors, whatever Tier they are in. 

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Tier System

Racecourses look forward to welcoming owners on-course.  In line with Government Stage 5 Guidance and Sports Grounds Safety Authority requirements, owners will be asked to sign up to the Owners Code, which is supported within the BHA Owners Protocols

WHICH TIER IS EACH COURSE IN?

Please check which Tier your racecourse is in before traveling.

From 00.01 Thursday 31 December:

Tier 2

No courses

Racecourses in Tier 1 and Tier 2

  • Admittance to the Amber Zone will be for owners and spectators with specific areas/facilities reserved for owners only (including debrief areas).
  • The suggested minimum badge allocation for owners is 4 per runner where this can be accommodated.
  • Sports Grounds Safety Authority Requirements state that all tickets must be booked in advance with no on the day allocations. Bookings can only be made by the Owner1, who must observe the booking deadline of 4pm the day before racing.
  • Name and contact information must be provided for the owner and all guests, to meet NHS Test and Trace requirements.
  • The lockdown total limit of 45 owners on course at any one time will not apply and there will be no limits on the amount of time owners can spend at the racecourse
  • Owners will continue to be prohibited from access to the Green Zone.
  • There are no requirements for temperature taking and/or any other health screening at the racecourse entrance unless mandated locally.
  • Owners must adhere to the Rule of 6 and in Tier 2 areas must not socialise with anyone they do not live with or who is not in their support bubble when indoors.
  • Food and beverage provision does not need to be table service, and alcohol may be served without a substantial meal. Owners must be seated to consume their food/drink.
  • Take away style food and non-alcoholic beverages from concessions may be available.
  • Face coverings3 will be mandatory in all areas, unless eating or drinking.
  • Owners from Tier 3 areas will be to able attend fixtures, on the basis that they are travelling for work purposes.
  • Owners from Tier 4 areas will not be to able attend.
  • Trainers may only enter the Amber Zone if they are allocated a badge as part of the Owner’s allocation (i.e. as the guest of the owner) or if they have purchased a ticket as a spectator.
  • Separate badge allocation will not be provided for trainers. There must be NO crossing of zones on any day.
  • Racecourse Badge Scheme for Owners and Racecourse Badge Scheme for Breeders will not be in operation until further notice

Tier 3

AINTREE, CATTERICK, DONCASTER, EXETER, HAYDOCK PARK, HEREFORD, LUDLOW, NEWTON ABBOT,  WETHERBY, WORCESTER

Racecourses in Tier 3

  • Access to the Amber Zone will be limited to owners attending for work purposes only.
  • Owners will continue to be prohibited from access to the Green Zone. Debrief areas will continue to be provided.
  • The Amber Zone health screening and temperature testing processes will apply
  • The suggested badge allocation should not exceed 4 per runner.
  • Sports Grounds Safety Authority Requirements state that all tickets must be booked in advance with no on the day allocations. Bookings can only be made by the Owner, who must observe the booking deadline of 4pm the day before racing.
  • Name and contact information must be provided for the owner and all guests, to meet NHS Test and Trace requirements
  • The lockdown total limit of 45 owners on course at any one time will not apply and there will be no limits on the amount of time owners can spend at the racecourse
  • Owners from Tier 4 areas will not be to able attend.
  • Trainers may only enter the Amber Zone if they are allocated a badge as part of the Owner’s allocation (i.e. as the guest of the owner). Separate badge allocation will not be provided for trainers. There must be NO crossing of zones on any day.
  • Face coverings will be mandatory in all areas.
  • There should be no presentations to winning connections.
  • Canteen style food (either for seated consumption or for take away) and non-alcoholic beverages may be provided. Alcohol will not be provided
  • Racecourse Badge Scheme for Owners and Racecourse Badge Scheme for Breeders will not be in operation until further notice

Tier 4

ASCOT, CARLISLE, CARTMEL, CHELMSFORD CITY, CHELTENHAM, FAKENHAM, FONTWELL PARK, HEXHAM, HUNTINGDON, KEMPTON PARK, LEICESTER, LINGFIELD PARK, MARKET RASEN, NEWBURY, NEWCASTLE, PLUMPTON, SANDOWN PARK, SEDGEFIELD, SOUTHWELL, STRATFORD, TAUNTON, UTTOXETER WARWICK, WINCANTON, WOLVERHAMPTON

Racecourses in Tier 4

The Amber Zone will not be in operation at racecourses in Tier 4 areas, and owners will not be permitted to attend.

[1] Allocation requests from any third parties, including the Trainer or Racing Manager, will not be accepted.

[2] Subject to changes over the Christmas Period

[3] Recommendation is that face coverings are 3 layer with no valve.

[4] This is the registered owner of the horse or, if the owner cannot attend they may reallocate their badge to their representative – who is to be either an immediate family member (mother/father/child/sibling/spouse); or their official agent – who is employed or has Authority to Act.  This DOES NOT include Trainers

[5] This is the registered owner of the horse or, if the owner cannot attend they may reallocate their badge to their representative – who is to be either an immediate family member (mother/father/child/sibling/spouse); or their official agent – who is employed or has Authority to Act.  This DOES NOT include Trainers