Newton Abbot

 

Newton Abbot Racecourse
Newton Abbot
Devon
TQ12 3AF

01626 353235

www.newtonabbotracing.com

@NewtonAbbotRace

Newton Abbot Racecourse is delighted to welcome Owners and we endeavour to do everything possible to ensure your day is a truly memorable one.

Newton Abbot charge NO entry fee for ALL races.

General

CONTACTS:
Manager and Owners' Liaison
: Pat Masterson 01626 353235 pmasterson@newtonabbotracing.com
Clerk of the Course: Jason Loosemore 01626 353235  jloosemore@newtonabbotracing.com

ROA INFORMATION:
Gold Standard award: 2012, 2013. 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
Racecourse Badge Scheme for Owners fixtures: 18 of 18 fixtures
ROA Car Park Label exemptions: None

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Horsemans Group Prize-money contract: Yes - Standard Tier
Racecourse Group: Independent
Racing Channel: Sky Sports Racing
Left-handed course. Click here for Racing Post course guide
Racecourse Photographer: Fiona Crawford 07973 678251 / 01363 776226 info@fionacrawford.co.uk
Stabling capacity: 80

TRAVEL INFORMATION:
Situated in the heart of South Devon, Newton Abbot Racecourse is easily accessible, whatever your mode of transport.
From the North: Newton Abbot is served by an extensive motorway network. Well signposted, the racecourse is just a short drive from Exeter and the M5. Racegoers should follow the A380 towards Torquay after leaving the M5 at Junction 31. There is ample free parking available in the centre of the racecourse.
From Plymouth and Cornwall: Racegoers should leave the A38 at the junction signposted Newton Abbot, following the A383 until the main roundabout on the outskirts of the town. Take the first exit for the A381, signposted to the Racecourse and Kingsteignton.
By Rail: Newton Abbot has its own railway station within a three quarters of a mile walk to the course. Newton Abbot is on the mainline from London Paddington. Simply turn right out of the station and continue straight until you see Enterprise car rentals on the roundabout. Turn right at the traffic lights and continue straight on until you come to a roundabout. Turn right and cross at the lights, turning right when you get to the other side of the road. Carry on straight until you reach Newton Abbot Racecourse, which will be on your right.
By Air: Helicopters can land at the racecourse with prior permission from the Managing Director. Please contact us in advance to arrange.

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News

Newton Abbot Racecourse can only cater for two owners per horse (or their representatives) to attend our race meetings held behind closed doors due to the social distancing regulations and capacity of the room we are currently using for owners. This will continue while social distancing remains at 2m within racing. Should any owner wish to have any additional badge(s) for this meeting, please email pmasterson@newtonabbotracing.com. The provision of any extra badges will depend on the capacity available following the closure of the PASS system. We will make every effort to help owners.

On arrival, you will be asked to provide photo ID as proof of identity before answering the three questions below about your current health:

1. Since completing your questionnaire have you been asked to isolate and/or take a test by NHS Test and Trace? YES/NO

2. Do you feel unwell now with specifically a cough or fever? YES/NO

3. Have you taken any paracetamol or ibuprofen in the last 4 hours? YES/NO

If you answer ‘Yes’ to Questions 1 or 2 you will not be granted access to the racecourse and will be advised to travel home. Question 3 should be asked, but the response does not impact whether you can attend. This will be followed by a temperature check. Your temperature will be taken twice in quick succession, with the lower reading recorded. If on both occasions this temperature exceeds 37.8°C, you will not be granted access to the racecourse and will be advised to travel home. If any member of your vehicle fails to clear the entry screening process, all those travelling together will be denied entry onto the racecourse. Once passing the temperature check, you will be issued with your owners’ wristbands.

You will then be directed to the Owners Car Park which will be clearly marked and then proceed to the owners’ desk where you will register. Owners at Newton Abbot will be accommodated in the paddock room, which is above their usual lounge at the top of the stairs. Access will be clearly marked. You will be able to view your horse in the parade ring from the balcony. You will then be able to watch the race in the grandstand which is accessed from double doors in the paddock room. A bookmaker will be accessible to you from the bottom of the grandstand steppings, and a Tote position is available within the owners’ room. A briefing area is provided to enable you to speak to your trainer and jockey if available. A bar will be open in the paddock room and food will be provided along with tea and coffee.

There will be no winning owner presentations as owners are not allowed into the parade ring, however we will be able to give you your trophy to take home with you if you are with us on the day.

Your photographs will be forwarded as soon as they are available.

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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