Badges can be normally be pre-booked (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. Although it is not compulsory to book in advance, we do recommend it.
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.
DURING RACEDAYS WITH ENHANCED COVID REGULATIONS, WE CURRENTLY REQUIRE ALL TICKETS TO BE BOOKED ONLINE.
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.
It’s possible to upgrade between enclosures on the day, paying the difference in enclosure prices and in cash only on the day.
THIS MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE FOR RACEDAYS WITH ENHANCED COVID REGULATIONS
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.
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.
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.
For this season only, there will be no parking charges.
We race 17 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.
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 al 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 Tattersalls 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, please visit the Local Accommodation.
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.