How many races do you have on each day?
At Stratford the norm is seven races but on occasions there can be six or eight. Once a year there are two pony races held after the last official race.
How do I become an annual badgeholder?
An annual badge is excellent value at Stratford, giving discounted admission to all our 19 fixtures as well as some 40 reciprocal fixtures at other racecourses up and down the land, including al Leicester’s jump meetings. Please visit the Annual badgeholders Page.
Do you offer concessions?
Yes, we offer a 18 – 24 year olds reduced admission to the Tattersalls enclosure for £10.00. Valid photo ID Is required.
Abandonment refund policy?
In the event of racing being abandoned before the first race has been run, NO refunds will be made on the day, but racegoers should retain all badges/tickets & return theses by post the racecourse for a refund (or replacement badges for another meeting if preferred). Once the first race has been run, there will be no refunds.
Where can I obtain more information on Racedays?
The Racecard is a useful tool to guide you through your day at the races, with details about each race and other helpful information. Racecards are sold around the Racecourse. All our race day staff should be able to help you with any queries, or, come to the racecourse office.
How do I get to the Racecourse?
Stratford Racecourse is easily accessible by road, rail and air. For satellite navigation our postcode is CV37 9SE.
By road, the Racecourse is around 15 minutes from Junction 15 of M40 and around 40 minutes from Junction 7 of the M5. Birmingham Airport is 40 minutes away and London, Bristol, Cardiff and Manchester all within two hours’ drive.
From the railway station, Stratford Racecourse is just a 5 minute taxi journey.
Can I bring a coach?
Coach parties are always welcome to Stratford Racecourse and Coach drivers receive a free Tattersalls badge on production of their PSV license and completion of a coach security form (available from Coach parking stewards on the day).
Can I transfer between enclosures?
You can upgrade from Tattersalls Badge to a Club Badge for £4.00 on the day of racing (cash only). You can upgrade from Centre Course to Tattersalls for £7.00 also, cash only.
Can I bring a picnic?
Picnics, food and beverages are only permitted to be brought into the Centre Course enclosure. There is a bar serving a wide range of drinks and also a refreshments facility.
Where should we stay?
Stratford Racecourse has strong links with local hotels, please visit the Local Accommodation.
What time should I arrive on racedays?
Gates usually open two hours prior to the first race to give you time to get your bearings, read the racecard, have a drink and relax before the excitement starts. Even on a quiet day’s racing traffic around the area and onsite can build up so it is best to arrive in plenty of time.
Is there a cash machine at the Racecourse?
There are currently no cash machines at Stratford Racecourse, however there is a cash back service inside the owners and trainers entrance where Card Transactions are made. There is a £2.50 charge, with a maximum of £100 cash back.
Can I bring my dog to the Racecourse?
Only guide dogs for the blind are permitted in the Club & Tattersalls enclosures. Dogs are allowed in the Centre Course but must be kept on a lead at all times.
Do I have to pay for parking?
The charge for the main car park and Centre Course car park is £3.00 per car. There is a free car park located on the right just before the main entrance.
What happens when you’re not racing?
We race 19 times a year from March to November. Our touring park is open between March and October. We regularly hold, workshops, conferences, meetings, exhibitions, weddings, dinners, dances, and a Food Festival. etc. There is an enormous motor caravan trade fair for one week end in June. Visit the Non-Raceday and What’s On/Events pages.
Can I take photographs?
We ask all racegoers to refrain from using flash photography, which can distract horses or jockeys; thus risking a serious accident. Amateur photography is permitted.
Is there seating available?
Limited seating is available in all enclosures and in most bar areas.