E-Tickets can be booked at any time including the day of racing. An e-ticket will be emailed to you upon purchase which can be presented on your phone or printed out for scanning on arrival. Gates normally open 2 hours before the first race.
Tickets can also be purchased on the day by cash/card. (Please read ‘Racecourse Updates’ from our Managing Director at the bottom of our homepage for more enclosure and raceday information)
Tickets can be pre-booked to be sent out before raceday by Royal Mail Special Delivery for £10 (no less than 7 days prior to the chosen meeting to be posted out) either on-line or by calling the Racecourse Office on 01789 267949.
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 will endeavour to help you with any queries, or if unsure, will direct you to the Racecourse Office.
(Please read ‘Racecourse Updates’ from our Managing Director at the bottom of our homepage for more enclosure and raceday information)
It’s possible to upgrade between enclosures on the day, paying the difference in enclosure prices.
Only guide dogs for the blind are permitted in the Main Enclosure. Dogs are allowed in the Centre Course but must be kept on a lead at all times.
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.
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.
Traffic Arrangements whilst the Evesham Road roundabout works take place.
From Stratford Town Centre
Racing public, annual members and bookmakers
– It is advisable to gain entry via the Paddock Lane entrance. This will avoid the main entrance traffic lights and gives a better exit route at the end of racing.
Officials, Jockeys, Owners/ Trainers and Horseboxes
– Use the main entrance. You may use the paddock lane if preferred however this must NOT be used by horseboxes.
From Evesham ( coming down the hill )
– There is an alternative route located about 2 miles from the course entrance. This route is slightly longer but avoids the roadworks totally. It is not signposted by us but can be found on a map or via your SAT NAV.
– All centre course and paddock lane traffic to leave via the paddock lane.
– All main entrance cars to leave via the main entrance.
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.
Currently, there are no car parking charges.
We race 17 times a year from March to November. Our touring park is open between March and October. There is an enormous motor caravan trade fair for one weekend in June. Visit the Non-Raceday and What’s On/Events pages.
An annual badge is excellent value at Stratford, giving discounted admission to all our 17 fixtures as well as some 40 reciprocal fixtures at other racecourses up and down the land, including all of Leicester’s jump meetings. Please visit the Annual badge holders page.
Coach parties are always welcome to Stratford Racecourse and Coach drivers receive a free Main Enclosure badge on production of their PSV license and completion of a coach security form (available from Coach parking stewards on the day).
Stratford Racecourse has strong links with local hotels, including The Stratford Limes Hotel.
Please visit the Local Accomodation for more details.
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.
Currently, we are not offering concessions.
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.
Limited seating is available in all enclosures and in most bar areas.
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.
There is not a cash machine on site, but there is a cashback facility.