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Dress Code

Generally, our racecourses adopt a smart casual approach to dress code in main enclosures but would advise dressing up for the occasion if you are joining us in a hospitality suite. On certain feature days such as Ladies Day and Gentleman's Day, guests are encouraged to dress in their finery, with many courses offering prizes for the best dressed. 

Two men dressed in suits drinking beer.

Each venue has their own dress codes, which vary depending on the event and which enclosure or hospitality suite you have tickets for. We would always advise checking with the website of the racecourse you are visiting to be sure of dress code.

If you are joining us within the Winter months for an All Weather fixture, we would remind you to dress for the elements.

Group of ladies drinking champagne.

Drinking Responsibly

All of our venues operate a responsible drinking policy, and all of staff are trained to operate on a challenge 25 policy. Alcohol cannot be brought onto any racecourse at any time, and staff will ask you to dispose of this before allowing you entry. Please be aware that security bag searches are in place and any alcohol found will be confiscated. 

Children

The majority of our venues and events are child friendly, and even offer free tickets for under 18s if accompanied by an adult. There will be restrictions within each venue of where children are allowed, so please be sure to check on the event of the racecourses you are attending to confirm details. 

Children watching racing.
Dog on a walk with owner.

Pets

With the exception of assistance dogs, ARC do not permit any dogs to enter their venues. We would also ask that in the interest of animal welfare that dogs are not left in cars on the car parks.

Photography

Professional filming and photography takes place at all ARC venues for various publications and broadcasting. By purchasing an admission ticket to one of our venues you are accepting our terms and conditions of entry and racegoers (and families) therefore consent to being filmed, photographed and otherwise recorded by ARC venues and any third party authorised by ARC the right to broadcast, publish, licence and use any photographs, film, recordings or images of you without payment or other compensation in any promotional literature produced by ARC venues. Full copies of our Terms & Conditions are available upon request.

We would also advise that horses are sensitive to flash photography and this may cause them some distress, so please ensure that your flash is turned off near the horses. Otherwise, you are welcome to take photographs for personal non-commercial use.

During live music and entertainment, the artists management retain all image rights. Any photographer that is seen impeding or contravening these rights without accreditation and prior written consent will be requested to leave and escorted from the premises. You cannot take images for commercial purposes without prior permission from the racecourse office and provision of press accreditation.

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