Owners Guide to Racecourses

Owners' badge allocations and facilities vary from course to course. In association with the RCA the Owners Guide to Racecourses outlines the various aspects on offer when going racing with a runner. Each racecourse guide also collates together information on:

  • General contact details for key personnel on the course
  • Badge and Paddock Pass allocations
  • Travel information
  • Owners Facilities at the course 
  • Latest News from the course – and a dedicated course Twitter Feed
  • Details on how to watch live and replays of the race
  • Your opportunity to feedback to us on your experience at the course
  • Details on the course photographer

Please note some of the information is still subject to the COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time. For more information and the latest news go to our Going Racing With a Runner webpage.

To help you with your arrangements we have also produced a table outlining the current badge and paddock pass allocations:

To compare the badge allocations for each course, select the link below:

How many badges can I have per runner?

All racecourses will make every effort to supply this number of badges, but paddock access is dependent on field size in the race your horse is in. 

Racecourse Number of entry badges Number of paddock badges  Notes
Aintree 6 minimum of 4 4 Owners in the winner's enclosure. 
Owners are not permitted within the pre-parade ring
Ascot 6 6  
Ayr 4 4  
Bangor

6 lunches also available

depends on field size

Parade Ring:

Races with 6 or fewer runners – 6 owners permitted
Races with 7-10 runners – 4 owners permitted
Races with 11 or more – 2 owners permitted

Bath 6 6

Additional entry badges for syndicates may be available through a new scheme being trialed
For further information please refer to your declaration correspondence

Beverley 6 6  
Brighton 6 6 Additional entry badges for syndicates may be available through a new scheme being trialed
For further information please refer to your declaration correspondence
Carlisle 6 minimum of 4 4 Owners in the winner's enclosure. 
Owners are not permitted within the pre-parade ring
Cartmel 6 2  
Catterick      
Chelmsford City 4 depends on field size  Allocation of 6 for syndicates possible if capacity allows. Contact racecourse pre-raceday
Cheltenham 6 minimum of 4

This course does not use PASS.
Owners with runners will be contacted directly regarding their arrangements.

Chepstow 6 6 Additional entry badges for syndicates may be available through a new scheme being trialed
For further information please refer to your declaration correspondence
Chester

6

6 lunches also available

depends on field size  
Doncaster 6 6 Additional entry badges for syndicates may be available through a new scheme being trialed
For further information please refer to your declaration correspondence
Epsom 6 minimum of 4 4 Owners in the winner's enclosure. 
Owners are not permitted within the pre-parade ring
Exeter 6 minimum of 4 4 Owners in the winner's enclosure. 
Owners are not permitted within the pre-parade ring
Fakenham

6 for Syndicates

4 for Sole Owners

2 Further restrictions may apply to the paddock with a safety limit of 75 in place
Ffos Las 6 6 Additional entry badges for syndicates may be available through a new scheme being trialed
For further information please refer to your declaration correspondence
Fontwell Park 6 6 Additional entry badges for syndicates may be available through a new scheme being trialed
For further information please refer to your declaration correspondence
Goodwood 6 6 Up to a maximum capacity of 200
Hamilton Park

6 for Syndicates

4 for Sole Owners

Maximum of 4

dependent on field size

 
Haydock Park 6 minimum of 4 4 Owners in the winner's enclosure. 
Owners are not permitted within the pre-parade ring
Hereford 6 6 Additional entry badges for syndicates may be available through a new scheme being trialed
For further information please refer to your declaration correspondence
Hexham 6 2 This course does not use PASS.
Owners with runners will be contacted directly regarding their arrangements.
Huntingdon 6 minimum of 4 4 Owners in the winner's enclosure. 
Owners are not permitted within the pre-parade ring
Kelso contact racecourse contact racecourse This course does not use PASS.
Owners with runners will be contacted directly regarding their arrangements.
Kempton Park 6 minimum of 4 4 Owners in the winner's enclosure. 
Owners are not permitted within the pre-parade ring
Leicester 6 safety limit total of 130 Safety limit of 23 in the Winners Enclosure
Lingfield Park 6 6 Additional entry badges for syndicates may be available through a new scheme being trialed
For further information please refer to your declaration correspondence
Ludlow

6

6

if numbers allow

Capacity in paddock 75.

Reallocation of entry badges for syndicates if required, Contact course

Market Rasen 6 minimum of 4 4 Owners in the winner's enclosure. 
Owners are not permitted within the pre-parade ring
Musselburgh contact racecourse contact racecourse  
Newbury 6 Dependant on field sizes  
Newcastle 6 6 Additional entry badges for syndicates may be available through a new scheme being trialed
For further information please refer to your declaration correspondence
Newmarket 6 minimum of 4 4 Owners in the winner's enclosure. 
Owners are not permitted within the pre-parade ring
Newton Abbot 3 Dependant on field sizes

2-5 runners:  4 Owners per horse in paddock
5-8 runners:  3 Owners in paddock
9-12 runners: 2 Owners in paddock
13 plus runners: 1 Owner in paddock

Nottingham 6 minimum of 4 4 Owners in the winner's enclosure. 
Owners are not permitted within the pre-parade ring
Perth contact racecourse contact racecourse  
Plumpton - - Next meeting in September and badges will be aligned to requirements at that time
Pontefract 6 6 (for races up to 12 runners)
  • Additional Entry badges are available but, due to indoor capacity restrictions, access to the O&T bar will be controlled.
  • Winners Enclosure for the winning horse and up to 6 winning connections
Redcar 6 6  No reallocation of unused badges due to reworked owners areas, but it's hoped this will be resolved soon
Ripon 6

2–12 runners: 6 
13–16 Runners: 5 
17–20 Runners: 4 

Parade ring capacity of 80
Salisbury      
Sandown Park 6 minimum of 4 4 Owners in the winner's enclosure. 
Owners are not permitted within the pre-parade ring
Sedgefield 6 6 Additional entry badges for syndicates may be available through a new scheme being trialed
For further information please refer to your declaration correspondence
Southwell 6 6 Additional entry badges for syndicates may be available through a new scheme being trialed
For further information please refer to your declaration correspondence
Stratford 6 - speak to course if requiring more. depends on field size

Additional badges are charged at £15

Safety limited for the parade ring is 126

Taunton      
Thirsk 6

depends on field size

Subject to availability, there is a further option to purchase up to x14 discounted Public Enclosure entry tickets per runner 

 
Uttoxeter 6 6 Additional entry badges for syndicates may be available through a new scheme being trialed
For further information please refer to your declaration correspondence
Warwick 6 minimum of 4 4 Owners in the winner's enclosure. 
Owners are not permitted within the pre-parade ring
Wetherby      
Wincanton 6 minimum of 4 4 Owners in the winner's enclosure. 
Owners are not permitted within the pre-parade ring
Windsor 6 6

Additional entry badges for syndicates may be available through a new scheme being trialed
For further information please refer to your declaration correspondence

Wolverhampton 6 6 Additional entry badges for syndicates may be available through a new scheme being trialed
For further information please refer to your declaration correspondence
Worcester 6 6 Additional entry badges for syndicates may be available through a new scheme being trialed
For further information please refer to your declaration correspondence
Yarmouth 6 6

Additional entry badges for syndicates may be available through a new scheme being trialed
For further information please refer to your declaration correspondence

York 6 6  

Full details for each track can be found on the Owners Guide to Racecourses here.

Aintree image

Aintree

Ascot image

Ascot

Ayr image

Ayr

Bangor-On-Dee image

Bangor-On-Dee

Bath image

Bath

Beverley  image

Beverley

Brighton image

Brighton

Carlisle image

Carlisle

Cartmel image

Cartmel

Catterick Bridge image

Catterick Bridge

Chelmsford City image

Chelmsford City

Cheltenham image

Cheltenham

Chepstow image

Chepstow

Chester image

Chester

Doncaster image

Doncaster

Epsom Downs image

Epsom Downs

Exeter image

Exeter

Fakenham image

Fakenham

Ffos Las image

Ffos Las

Fontwell Park image

Fontwell Park

Goodwood image

Goodwood

Hamilton Park image

Hamilton Park

Hereford image

Hereford

Haydock Park image

Haydock Park

Hexham image

Hexham

Huntingdon image

Huntingdon

Kelso image

Kelso

Kempton Park image

Kempton Park

Leicester image

Leicester

Lingfield Park image

Lingfield Park

Ludlow image

Ludlow

Market Rasen image

Market Rasen

Musselburgh image

Musselburgh

Newbury image

Newbury

Newcastle image

Newcastle

Newmarket image

Newmarket

Newton Abbot image

Newton Abbot

Nottingham image

Nottingham

Perth image

Perth

Plumpton image

Plumpton

Pontefract image

Pontefract

Redcar image

Redcar

Ripon image

Ripon

Salisbury image

Salisbury

Sandown Park image

Sandown Park

Sedgefield image

Sedgefield

Southwell image

Southwell

Stratford-On-Avon image

Stratford-On-Avon

Taunton image

Taunton

Thirsk image

Thirsk

Uttoxeter image

Uttoxeter

Warwick image

Warwick

Wetherby image

Wetherby

Wincanton image

Wincanton

Windsor image

Windsor

Wolverhampton image

Wolverhampton

Worcester image

Worcester

Yarmouth image

Yarmouth

York image

York