Gin Thursdays at Newbury
Newbury's series of summer evening's comes to a close with a great evening of racing and the final Gin Thursday!
The perfect way to celebrate the summer holidays will feature the chance to sample a selection of gins.
These evenings are perfect if you are new to racing and offer a relaxed and friendly environment for an after work social or a family night out, so come along, and enjoy a cracking evening of great racing and entertainment!
Racing To Recovery & A Brighter Future Charity Raceday
Racing to Recovery and a Brighter Future is a Charity race day in aid of Injured Jockeys Fund’s three Rehabilitation Centres. Further donations will go to: Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) and The Retraining of Racehorses (RoR).
The day is held in memory of John Drew & organised by Dr Bridget Drew OBE.
August Afternoon Racing
This two-day August fixture, which climaxes on Saturday with Madness Live after racing, kicks off with a high-quality card of Flat racing. Winners in the past include Elm Park and the unbeaten Mrs Danvers, so it is more than possible you will witness some equine stars of the future whilst enjoying a relaxed, informal atmosphere.
Madness Live at Newbury RacecourseFeatured Event
Newbury are excited to announce that Madness will be back at the racecourse this summer. On Saturday 17 August the ska legends famous for classics including 'Baggy Trousers' and 'House of Fun' will take to the Party In The Paddock stage after seven top-class races featuring the Group 2 Hungerford Stakes.
Dubai Duty Free International FridayFeatured Event
The two-day Dubai Duty Free International Weekend, which climaxes on Saturday with the Group 2 Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes, begins with an afternoon of high-quality Flat racing featuring the Listed Dubai Duty Free Cup and the Haynes, Hanson & Clark Conditions Stakes.
Dubai Duty Free International SaturdayFeatured Event
The second day of Dubai Duty Free International Weekend is a fantastic day of racing and entertainment. The feature race is the Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes (Group 2), which is often won by an exceptional horse, including previous Al Shaqab Lockinge winner, Ribchester. Who will be this year’s future star?
With a superb supporting card including the Group 3 Dubai International Airport World Trophy it is sure to be a day of top-class Flat racing. Off the track enjoy a variety of extra entertainment in the Dubai Duty Free marquee and a range of live music before, during and after racing. With all this to enjoy it’ll be the perfect end to our summer season.
October Afternoon Racing
The concluding Flat meeting of the 2019 season kicks off with an afternoon of typically competitive Flat racing. Enjoy a seven race card of engrossing equine action in a relaxed atmosphere.
Worthington's Armed Forces RacedayFeatured Event
The final meeting of the 2019 Flat Season is always a great occasion, featuring a high-quality card centred around the Group 3 Molson Coors Stakes.
The day also sees the launch of the Berkshire & Vale of White Horse Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, and Newbury are delighted to offer free entry for armed forces personnel past and present.
November Afternoon Racing
The 2019/20 Jump season kicks off with an excellent seven race card of Jump racing. Winners on the card last year included La Bague Au Roi who is currently unbeaten over fences having gone on to win two Graded races.
Ladbrokes Winter Carnival FridayFeatured Event
The first of two superb days of Jump racing kicks off Newbury's most-high profile meeting of the season – The Ladbrokes Winter Carnival. Winners on this day have included Santini, Clan des Obeaux, Unowhatimeanharry and Beer Goggles, who followed in the footsteps of Big Buck’s, Inglis Drever and Thistlecrack in landing the Grade 2 Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle.
Ladbrokes Trophy DayFeatured Event
The Ladbrokes Winter Carnival reaches its climax with an outstanding day of Jump racing featuring the Ladbrokes Trophy won in its previous incarnation, the Hennessy Gold Cup, by racing legends such as Arkle, Mill House, Burrough Hill Lad and more recently Denman.
It is always one of the highlights of the winter social calendar and with an electric atmosphere and live music after racing, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
December Afternoon Racing
Challow Hurdle Day
Where to be for the best views
From here you will enjoy the best views of the racing and a wide range of bars and food options including our newly refurbished ground floor of the Hampshire Stand, which is home to our Champagne Hall & Wine Cellar. Other facilities include the popular outside The Crafty Filly bar and terrace, The Bakery, The Coffee Yard and The Brasserie.
There are un-reserved seating and some sheltered standing areas, which are available on a first come first served basis; some seating areas have restricted views to the stage.
Situated further from the winning line, but also with views of the racecourse. Bars and food outlets are available in the Grandstand as well as outside lawn areas and a Fish & Chip café. There are un-reserved seating and some sheltered standing areas, which are available on a first come first served basis; some seating areas have restricted views to the stage.
Please note: When a combined enclosure is offered, your entry ticket will permit you access to all of the above facilities.
How to find us
There is now a new road bridge over the railway line at the eastern end of the racecourse and a new road layout on arrival. On racedays, all traffic approaching the racecourse from the east, west and north via the M4 (junctions 12 or 13) should travel along the A4 following the racecourse signs and enter the site via Hambridge Road. For Sat Nav users, the nearest postcode to the bridge is RG14 7PN. If you are travelling from the south from the A339 follow signs and enter the course via Racecourse Road.
Newbury Racecourse has its own station, one stop from Newbury Station, with direct trains from London Paddington on selected major racedays and regular connections from the West.
Situated only hour from both Heathrow and Southampton airports, Newbury racecourse is easily accessible for overseas racegoers. An airstrip and helicopter landing area, can also be arranged for use once reaching an agreement with the Clerk of the Course. Please call the racecourse for details - 01635 40015.
Parking is both plentiful and free at Newbury, with an individual car park for each enclosure.
What to wear
THE PREMIER ENCLOSURE, HOSPITALITY & THE HENNESSY RESTAURANT
Many people like to dress up, especially for our Saturday meetings. Racegoers are encouraged to wear smart attire; gentlemen are asked to wear a collared shirt, although a tie is not essential.
Smart denim with no rips or tears and long, tailored shorts are acceptable.
No sports/denim shorts, T-shirts, vests, sports/supporter shirts, tracksuits, sportswear (including trainers) or bare chests. Gentlemen’s flip flops/sandals are not permitted.
THE GRANDSTAND ENCLOSURE & RACEGOERS RESTAURANT
No sportswear, bare chests or ripped/torn denim. Fancy dress is welcome though we reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone whose attire may cause offence or danger to other racegoers.
Under 12s- no dress code.
Newbury racecourse is a dual purpose racecourse with high quality flat action taking place in the summer including the Group 1 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes which takes place in May. The mile long race is worth over £350,000, and has attracted world class names, including victor Frankel in 2012. Meanwhile, the Ladbrokes Trophy is the standout race on the National Hunt calendar, acting as the main event at the Winter Festival in Late November.
Over 100 years old, the first race at Newbury took place in 1905, when Copper King won the opening race - The Whatcombe Handicap. National Hunt racing started only a year later in 1906. Her Majesty The Queen spent her 86th birthday at Newbury, watching her two horses from the Royal Box, although they didn’t win.