Catterick Racecourse | FAQ's


Unfortunately, as with most outdoor pursuits, horseracing occasionally finds itself subject to adverse weather conditions and as such Catterick operates a fair abandonment policy in order to manage these occasions, which is as follows,

Before the 1st race – Full refund
Before the 3rd race – 50% refund
After the 3rd race – No refund.

Save money and time by booking ahead. Your tickets will be sent to you in the post or as an e-ticket so you can avoid the queueing on the day.

We offer advance booking discounts on purchases of Grandstand and Paddock tickets online or over the phone up until 48 hours prior to each race day. More information regarding our admission prices can be found here.


To register your interest in becoming an Annual Card Holder or to request information, please telephone the Racecourse Office on 01748 811478 or email

Existing Annual Card Holders will receive an invitation to renew their membership

Tote facilities and Betting Rings are located within each enclosure. There is also a Tote Betting Office in the Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure.

Any complaints arising from bets placed with Bookmakers at Catterick Racecourse must be directed to Racecourse Betting Compliance (RBC) on 01484 544469.

Alternatively refer to their website or email

Amateur photography is permitted on the Racecourse in all areas normally open to the public.  Flash photography is not permitted in any circumstances.  Professional and press photographers wishing to attend a race meeting must contact the Racecourse for accreditation prior to arrival.

Car parking is provided free of charge.

There is Disabled Car Parking provided in the Disabled & Annual Badge Holders Car Park at the south end of the site and also within the Course Enclosure.

A limited amount of trackside car parking is available on a first come first served basis in the Course Enclosure.

There is a cash machine available in the Gods Solution Bar in the Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure.


All children and young adults under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and are admitted FREE to all enclosures. 

Childcare Facilities

Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure

Baby changing is provided in the Ladies in the Champions Bar. High Chairs are available in the Restaurant and Hospitality Boxes for use by Patrons subject to availability.

Course Enclosure

There is a small play area for children supplemented on busier days or school holidays by other activities. Please check with the racecourse for details.

Parking for coaches is provided within the Racecourse car parks. 
Complimentary Paddock admission will be provided for coach drivers who present their Driver’s Manifest/Worksheet to the main turnstile. (Only one complimentary admission per coach).

Concessions tickets are available for racegoers aged 65+, students and military personnel.

Please note you may be asked to show ID or proof of age when purchasing your ticket.


If a disability requires a racegoer to be accompanied to, and at the races, by a Personal Assistant, one complimentary admission will be provided for their companion at the entrance on the day. Facilities for disabled racegoers are provided in all of our enclosures. For further accessibility information please contact the Racecourse.


Accessible parking is provided immediately adjacent to the south entrance for those using the Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure. Cars may also drive into the Course Enclosure subject to normal charges.

Note: The racecourse does not provide ambulatory aids and parking is subject to availability.


Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure

The majority of outside areas are tarmaced and there is a raised viewing platform just past the finishing post. The main Restaurant, self service cafeteria, Gods Solution, Paddock Bar and Tote bars are all have level access. Access to the first floor Champions Bar and Hospitality suites is via a lift found in the Gods Solution Bar.

Accessible toilets are found in the Gods Solution Bar and next to the Restaurant.

Course Enclosure

The enclosure has a limited  number of accessible toilets. Level access is provided to the Course bar and cafe.

Dogs (except registered guide dogs) are not allowed into the Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure. Dogs are allowed on leads into the Course Enclosure

Catterick does not operate a formal dress code. Racegoers are advised to wear smart casual clothing and dress for the weather!

Detailed information on all of our enclosures is available on the Enclosures page

The Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure is our largest enclosure and offers a wide variety of bars, catering establishments and excellent areas from which to watch the racing. Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure ticket holders can also cross to the Course Enclosure should they wish to do so.
Situated in the centre of the track, the Course Enclosure is a great place for an inexpensive day out.  With an outstanding view of the action you are able to bring your car into the centre of the course but there is limited availability, available on a first come first serve basis

Numerous bars and catering facilities are provided within each enclosure.  For more detailed information please visit our Food and Drink page. 
Racegoers are not permitted to bring any personal supplies of food or drink into the Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure. Picnics are permitted in the Course Enclosure but alcohol is limited to personal consumption only.
In the interest of safety and for the comfort of others, please note that glasses and bottles are not permitted outside in any part of the Racecourse except in signed and designated areas. 

Qualified First Aiders are on duty in all of the enclosures.  If you require first aid assistance, please speak to a member of the Racecourse staff.

The ‘Going’ refers to the condition of Catterick’s track. 
For going updates please contact the clerk of the course Fiona Needham on 07831 688625 or check our news pages for the latest race day information one day prior to each race day.

Catterick Racecourse offers Group Discounts on Grandstand and Paddock tickets for parties of 15 adults or more

Group Discounts are only applicable to advance sales and do not apply to racegoer packages.

Group Discounts are automatically applied if booking on-line.
Visit our Admissions page for further information

Helicopter landing facilities are available by prior arrangement with Catterick Racecourse.  Telephone the Racecourse Office on 01748 811478.
There is a fee of £50 for Helicopters that wish to land at Catterick Racecourse on non-racing business. 

Please click on How to Find Us for further information

Catterick Racecourse are committed to minimizing risks, dealing quickly and humanely with injuries and maintaining the highest possible quality of life for the animals in our care.  At every meeting we have three specially qualified Equine Veterinary Surgeons appointed to look after the welfare of all horses in action.  There is also an BHA Veterinary Officer in attendance. 
It is standard policy that in the event of a horse requiring veterinary treatment whilst on site, screens will be erected round the horse.  It is designed to afford the vet and the patient some privacy. 

There is no better way to entertain clients, staff or friends than in the style and the relaxing atmosphere of a day at the races.
Catterick offers luxury hospitality packages.  For more information contact the racecourse directly.
Click here to find out more.

Please click here to be directed to our how to find us section.

Unfortunately, Catterick Racecourse can take no responsibility for lost or stolen badges.  They cannot be replaced.  Please refer to our terms and conditions.

First race times vary, and for the majority of our fixtures, the gates and all facilities open 2 hours in advance of the first race.  Opening times for each meeting can be viewed on our fixtures page.
The Racecourse Office is open during normal office hours, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, as well as on racedays.

Racegoers are welcome to bring picnics into the car parks.
Picnics are also allowed in the Course Enclosure. Should you wish to bring alcohol to accompany your picnic, we allow four cans or one bottle per person.

Picnics must be brought in via the Course Enclosure Entrance and cannot be brought in through the Grandstand & Paddock Entrances.

Detailed information on Public Transport links to the Racecourse is available on our how to find us page

A Race Card or Race Programme is the essential guide for the day’s events and provides details of all the ‘runners and riders’. 
The Race Card also contains useful information, adverts and articles.
Race Cards are available free of charge to all racegoers on arrival at the racecourse. 

Refunds on tickets or badges will only be made in the event that racing is abandoned.  Please refer to our terms and conditions.

All tickets and badges will be carefully checked and Metal badges will also be recorded on entry. Catterick Racecourse cannot guarantee the validity of any tickets or badges unless purchased directly from The Racecourse.

The Winning Streak Restaurant is located within the Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure close to the parade ring and winners enclosure.
Visit the Raceday Hospitality page for more information or call, the Racecourse Office on 01748 811478.

To assist compliance with the Health Act 2006, it is against the law to smoke within any facility or stand within Catterick Racecourse and where you see the Non-Smoking signs. 
Smoking is permitted in outside areas. Those partaking of tobacco products are requested to use the smoking recepticals provided.

Race Sponsorship is an ideal way to promote your company and build brand awareness, and it can also be used to celebrate a special occasion.

Click here for more information on Race Sponsorship or contact Fiona Needham, General Manager, Catterick Racecourse

Tel:  01748 811478

The facility to transfer from the Course Enclosure to the Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure is available on all race days. Grandstand and Paddock ticket holders may use both enclosures

All pre paid tickets may be collected from the Racecourse Office which is located adjacent to the Owners and Trainers entrance  

The racecourse offers complimentary wi-fi access across the course for all racegoers.