23/11: Following the latest Government update, we look forward to the opportunity to welcome spectators back to ARC venues as soon as possible.
We await further information regarding specific details and will offer a further update in due course.
We are looking forward to welcoming you back in accordance with the latest Government advice and guidelines. Here are the measures currently in place to make your visit as safe as possible.
Please be aware that, for the time being, horse racing is taking place behind closed doors. No spectators, with the exception of racehorses owners with a declared horse, are allowed on site to watch horse racing fixtures. No tickets for 2020 are currently available either online or by turning up at the fixture.
Thank you for your support and co-operation. Stay alert and stay safe.
For all of our visitor and staff safety, we are asking you to follow our Code Of Conduct. Please ensure you follow social distancing measurers, wear a mask when required and maintain good hygiene by regularly washing or sanitizing your hands. Please follow all signage and the instructions of staff, officials or any emergency service personnel present at the racecourse.
For our full code of conduct please download our informative PDF.
QR codes will be prominently displayed at the entrance to each racecourse. Visitors will be able to use their smartphone to scan the code. This will link to the appropriate NHS site where they will be required to enter their details and receive relevant updates.
Horse racing has been taking place 'behind closed doors' successfully since March. The safety of the sports participants is of the utmost importance and all racecourses have been working with the sports governing body, the British Horseracing Authority, to introduce strict protocols to safeguard everyone's health and wellbeing. These measures include:
- Vigorous health checks before entering the racecourse
- Strict social distancing
- Helping to protect the NHS by reducing medical services to a minimum
- Restricting owners
- New staff guidance and limiting personnel on site
Our broadcast partner, Sky Sports Racing, went behind the scenes to describe some of the new protocols put in place.
Sanitizer stations are located at the main racecourse entrances as well as the entrance to each internal area and inside bars.
Enhanced cleaning is taking place across the racecourse. All visitor touchpoints, such as light switches, door handles, handrails, tables and seats are regularly sanitized before, after and during horse racing fixtures and events.