Racecourse Filming

Owners may have read about Racecourse Media Group Ltd (RMG) guidance for syndicates in relation to filming on Racing TV Racecourses. Members may find the following helpful on filming / footage guidelines from RMG (Racecourse Media Group). If you are in any doubt about filming permissions, we would suggest contacting RMG or the racecourse itself.

Q: As an owner or a syndicate member, am I allowed to film at the racecourse and post to my personal account?

A: Yes, providing it is on a phone and on your own account. It is important to note that racecourses will have their own policies for filming in horse areas such as the parade ring, winners’ enclosure and unsaddling enclosure, where safety is paramount.

Q: If my syndicate or I want to film in the paddock and other key areas of the racecourse, how do I go about it?

A: This will depend on what you want to film, how it will be used and /or commercialised, what fixture it is and what else is happening at the course. The best advice is to contact the relevant racecourse or RMG.

Q: How can I view a video of the race my horse partook in on a Racing TV (RTV) racecourse?

A: RacingTV.com publishes every race from the courses broadcast on RTV. Members can access the full races and non-members can access the closing stages. Selected races are also available on RTV’s social media platforms.

Q: Can I publish these races?

A: You can re-post or hyperlink RTV videos to either your personal or syndicate’s digital platforms.

Q: Can I obtain the actual video file?

A: You will need to contact RMG.

Q: Can I obtain any relevant jockey / trainer interviews broadcast on RTV?

A: You can re-post or hyperlink RTV videos to your personal or syndicate’s digital platforms. If you want to obtain specific interviews, please contact RMG.

Q: Can I interview jockeys and trainers at the course on raceday?

A:  Yes, as long as outside the key areas of the parade ring, winners and unsaddling enclosures.

Q: Can I film my horse in the paddock, going down or during the race to publish on my personal account?

A: If it is for your own use on your own phone, this is fine. Requests from any syndicates or third parties to film in key areas of the racecourse with professional equipment would be dependent on the raceday and other broadcasters. Please contact the racecourse or RMG for more info.

Q: What are RMG’s contact details?

A: It is best to email broadcasting.requests@racecoursemediagroup.com

RMG is the holding company responsible for a range of media rights for the following racecourses: Aintree, Ayr, Beverley, Carlisle, Cartmel, Catterick Bridge, Cheltenham, Epsom Downs, Exeter, Goodwood, Hamilton Park, Haydock Park, Huntingdon, Kelso, Kempton Park, Leicester, Ludlow, Market Rasen, Musselburgh, Newbury, Newmarket, Nottingham, Perth, Pontefract, Redcar, Salisbury, Sandown Park, Stratford-on-Avon, Taunton, Thirsk, Warwick, Wetherby, Wincanton and York.

 

The ARC group of racecourses have also clarified their position.   PR & Communications Manager Sam Cone commented: “Obviously access to the Parade Ring/Winners Enclosure with camera equipment/tripods etc will remain at the discretion of the Clerk of the Course.  I can only see this being an issue on very busy days, for example, but phones and small cameras I can’t see being a problem.”

  • Essentially, we do not have a problem with filming taking place on our racecourses.
  • Straight up filming or live streaming of a race, however, is prohibited.  We can assist anyone looking for race footage to contact Sky directly.
  • Certain areas of the racecourse remain out of bounds, specifically the BHA integrity areas.  These include, but are not limited to, the Weighing Room, Stables, Judges/Stewards Box etc.
  • We are happy to be as accommodating as possible to (for example) syndicates or trainers who would like to get some footage for their own marketing. We would, however, ask that anyone planning some filming of this nature get in touch in advance so that racecourse teams may be briefed accordingly.
  • We have no problem with Owners of any sort filming their jockeys/trainers on their phones in the winner’s enclosure after a race, for example. 

ARC racecourses include Bath, Brighton, Chepstow, Doncaster, Ffos Las, Fontwell Park, Great Yarmouth, Hereford, Lingfield Park, Newcastle, Royal Windsor, Sedgefield, Southwell, Uttoxeter, Wolverhampton, Worcester