Leicester

 

Leicester Racecourse,
Leicester.
LE2 4AL

0116 271 6515

www.leicester-racecourse.co.uk/racedays/ownersandtrainers/

@LeicesterRaces

At Leicester Racecourse we are delighted to welcome all Owners and their Trainers. We endeavour to do everything possible to ensure your day is a truly memorable one and that you have a wonderful experience with us.

General

CONTACTS:
General Manager:  David Maykels - gm@leicester-racecourse.com

Clerk of the Course: Jimmy Stevenson 07774497281 shawstevenson@aol.com
Owners Liaison: Diana Wilder - diana@leicester-racecourse.com 

ROA INFORMATION:
Racecourse Badge Scheme for Owners fixtures: 30 of 30 fixtures
ROA Car Park Label exemptions: None

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Horsemans Group Prize-money contract: Yes - Standard Tier
Racecourse Group: Independent
Racing Channel: Racing TV (switched from ATR in 2017)
Right-handed course. Click here for Racing Post course guide
Racecourse Photographer: Tony Knapton (Proshot photography) 01914 697169 / 07740 940809 knaptontony@gmail.com
Stabling capacity: 108

TRAVEL INFORMATION:
ROAD: Leicester racecourse is situated at the junction of the A6 and the main Leicester outer ring road (A563). From the M1 (exit junction 21) or M69.
RAIL: Leicester train station is 2 miles northbound along the A6. There is a taxi rank outside the station and there are also two Arriva Sapphire Busses which run from the train station and stop outside the racecourse.
AIR: Helicopter landing at the course (by prior arrangement only). East midlands airport is 20 miles from the course via the M1. Local Taxi: Swift Fox Cabs 0116 26 28 222 

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Owners Facilities

Food: Complimentary tea and coffee
Facilities: We offer free priority car parking, which is located adjacent to the Owners & Trainers entrance. Leicester racecourse has an exclusive Owners room and terrace with panoramic views over the course and a close up view of finishing line. The Owners room has a private bar, complimentary Tea & Coffee and large flat screen TV to watch the racing on. It also has quick and easy access to the winners enclosure and the parade ring. All winning Owners will be invited to the Winning Connections area, where you will watch the DVD of the race and be treated to a glass of champagne to celebrate your win.

The Nelson Suite restaurant is available serving a Table D'hote meal from £31.95pp and as a special deal owners with a runner on the day are entitled a £15 discount voucher (maximum of 6 vouchers per ownership). Pre-booking is advised due to limited space available. Please call 0116 2716515 opt 2

Hospitality: Further information on hospitality is available here: www.leicester-racecourse.co.uk/racedays/hospitality/

Track Talk

Sample the coffee in the Owners' and Trainers' bar as it is produced by a local business - SH from London

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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