What's On

Mon 29 Jul 2019

Las Vegas Racenight


Las Vegas is known as the Entertainment Capital of the World. But not tonight. Tonight, Royal Windsor Racecourse is the place to be. Expect an action-packed night of racing, a fantastic atmosphere with all the Vegas glitz and glamour and the World's No1. Elvis tribute act performing LIVE after racing. For those of you who visited our Vegas Racenight last year, you'll know what to expect JD KING is returning with Elvis's most memorable tunes!

For over 15 years JD KING has wowed audiences worldwide with his incredibly dynamic and energetic portrayal of the King. From Rock N Roll to the dramatic Las Vegas big-band ballads of the 1970s, this interactive and high-energy show boasts JD's powerful vocals, pulsating dance moves and a truly uncanny characterisation of Elvis that not only leaves audiences utterly amazed, but thoroughly entertained and immersed throughout the performance.

Mon 05 Aug 2019

Rock at The Races in association with Frimley Health Charity


Rock at the races is one of the most established events at Royal Windsor Racecourse. They definitely know how to Rock 'N' Roll, but do you? If you want to have a good time, just give us a call! Are you ready for a performance of a lifetime?

Sun 11 Aug 2019

Ice Cream Festival Raceday


Get the family together and head to Royal Windsor Racecourse on Sunday 11th August as the popular family fun day is back, bigger and better than ever with FREE fun activities for children of all ages to enjoy! The day is set to be fun filled action from start to finish for all the family - don't forget, kids under 18 go FREE!

Sample gourmet style ice creams from around the world and there's even some "Boozy ice creams" for the adults to enjoy! (The Kids can't have all the fun!)

Mon 12 Aug 2019

Prosecco Party


Sip Sip Hooray! We're feeling extremely bubbly about an evening of competitive racing and Prosecco by the banks of the River Thames. A warm summers day, racing and Prosecco. What could be better? Join us on Monday 12 August for our Prosecco Party Race night offering a sparkling variety Prosecco and Prosecco cocktails.

If Prosecco is your drink of choice, this is an event not to be missed! With the months racing past, our Prosecco Party will be just around the corner in a Prosecco so secure your tickets today!

Mon 19 Aug 2019

Monday Night Racing - Finale


Royal Windsor Racecourse is delighted to welcome you back for the last Monday Night Racing of the season. Monday night's are the staple of our racing season and this will be your last chance to take part and experience why they're so popular! (Don't fret, we still have some other fantastic race fixtures to follow as we head into autumn so you won't go without).

Join us this summer's evening, get close to the action with seven competitive races and enjoy a refreshing glass of Pimms on our fanous Paddock Lawn.

Sat 24 Aug 2019

Rita Ora Live After Racing

Featured Event

With a staggering seven million singles sold, Rita has produced 13 top ten singles and a number 1 platinum- selling debut album. Ready to take to the stage for a full set live after an afternoon of competitive racing on Saturday 24 August, this is an event not to be missed!

Mon 02 Sep 2019

Country Fair Raceday


Welcome to Royal Windsor Racecourse's Country Fair; the most exciting and picturesque location for everyone, including children, teens and adults alike. From family fun to hard-core racegoers, you can't go wrong.

Expect a lively atmosphere and get ready for a jam-packed evening with all things country, delicious food and plenty country style activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Mon 07 Oct 2019

Oktoberfest


Join us celebrate the German heritage with Windsor's biggest ever Oktoberfest at Royal Windsor Racecourse on Monday 7 October. This picturesque location, with a rustic tented Biergarten, is the perfect place to unwind and experience traditional Bavarian Biers, Bratwursts whilst listening to our Oompah band. Warm up over a hot chocolate, a cup of mulled wine or a mulled cider and enjoy an evening of competitive racing.

We also encourage guests to dress for the occasion with their best Bavarian attire!

Mon 14 Oct 2019

Autumn Afternoon Racing


In the Windsor area this week? Enjoy the autumnal sunshine at our beautiful racecourse on Monday 14 October for our penultimate fixture of 2019. Join us this autumn afternoon, get close to the action with seven competitive races, enjoy a glass of bubbly or pint of craft ale and try a bite to eat from our street food stalls on the famous Paddock Lawn.

Enclosures

Where to be for the best views

THE CLUB ENCLOSURE

A ticket to this area includes access to the Club, Grandstand and Silver Ring Enclosures, Centre of the Course and Paddock Lawn. The enclosure offers multiple views of the track, and its prime position next to the winning post as well as its big screen, ensure that you won't miss one moment of the action. A host of bars and three delightful restaurants are all available within the enclosure. It is also important to note that The Parade Ring, Pre-Parade Ring and Winner's Enclosure are also all close by, and are open to Club ticket holders.

THE GRANDSTAND ENCLOSURE

Located within 75 yards of the winning post, the Grandstand Enclosure provides guests with a great view of the track. A ticket to this area also includes access to the Silver Ring Enclosure, Centre of the Course and Paddock Lawn. A host of bars and restaurant are all available within the Grandstand Enclosure, including the popular Castle Restaurant. The restaurant advises bookings and like all restaurant dining across the course, politely asks guests to follow the dress code as set by The Club Enclosure. It is also important to note that the Parade Ring, Pre-Parade Ring and Winner's Enclosure are all just a short walk away and are open to Grandstand ticket holders.

THE SILVER RING ENCLOSURE (Closed from April to October)

Approximately 150 yards from the winning post, the Silver Ring Enclosure is the only area on the course where you may bring your own picnic. Although only open from May to August, the area is always sure to blossom in the sun and provides guests with an easygoing, sociable atmosphere. The Silver Ring enclosure also prohibits any alcohol brought in from outside the racecourse. Only alcohol purchased on site can be consumed, and any alcohol found otherwise will be confiscated and not returned.

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Travel Information

How to find us

Directions

BY TRAIN

Windsor has three stations nearby - Windsor & Eton Central, Windsor & Eton Riverside and Slough. Trains run from Paddington and Waterloo to these stations. Once arriving, visitors have two options. While taxis are only a 10 minute drive to the racecourse, a river taxi service also operates for all race meetings from Barry Avenue Promenade opposite Browns restaurant in Windsor Town Centre. Just a short walk from Windsor train stations, the 10 minute boat ride may prove to be more scenic, and includes a full bar facility on board.

BY CAR

Windsor is conveniently situated for those located in London, with the racecourse approximately an hours drive from the city.

FROM THE NORTH

For those travelling from the North, exit the M25 motorway at J15 joining the M4 West Slough and Reading. After a short while, exit the M4 at J6, signposted Slough Central, Windsor A332, Eton, before taking the first left following the A332 to WIndsor. Take the slip road signposted A308 and Windsor Racecourse. Upon reaching the next roundabout, take the third exit towards A308 Maidenhead Road. The racecourse entrance will be on the right hand side.

FROM THE WEST

If travelling from the West, exit the M4 motorway at J8/9 signposted Maidenhead, before proceeding to join the A308 towards Windsor. Continue straight ahead over the first two roundabouts, where you will arrive on Maidenhead Road. Follow this road until reaching the racecourse on the left hand side.

FROM THE SOUTH

Finally those arriving from the South, should exit the M3 motorway at J3 signposted Woking Bracknell and Lightwater. Take the first exit at the roundabout following the A332 towards Windsor. Go straight over the first roundabout, before taking the first exit at the next large roundabout - signposted Windsor racecourse and Legoland. Follow this road, passing Legoland on the left hand side, until reaching traffic lights where you should turn left following signs to the racecourse. At the roundabout shortly after, go straight over and immediately take the slip road left signposted A308 Maidenhead. At the roundabout take the first exit onto Maidenhead Road following signs to the racecourse and the entrance will be on the right hand side.

Parking

Car parking at Windsor is both free and plentiful, and is just a short distance from the enclosure entrances.

Dress Codes

What to wear

There is no dress code for both the Grandstand and Silver Ring Enclosure at Royal Windor. Guests attending the Club Enclosure however, are expected to wear smart attire. Smart jeans and tailored shorts are allowed for men and a collared shirt must be worn. T-shirts, sports attire, cargo style shorts and trainers are all deemed inappropriate. Smart sandals for ladies are permitted, although beach style flip flops are not. Racegoers under the age of 18 are also encouraged to dress smartly. Despite no dress code for children under 12, parents should do their best to ensure their children are also dressed appropriately.

Racecourse Information

The History

Few could hope to enjoy a more delightful Summer's evening than on the racecourse at Royal Windsor. Set within 165 acres of stunning countryside, along the banks of the Thames, the racecourse is known for its easygoing, yet exciting atmosphere, and is sure to provide racegoers with a thrilling and memorable experience year after year. The course also holds the distinct characteristic of being only one of two figure of eight courses in the UK, and with 27 flat races a year from April to October, Windsor is widely regarded as one of the the country’s premier tracks.

Whilst Windsors atmospheric Monday Night Racing is always sure to attract a crowd from far and wide, the racecourses Best of British Festival is undoubtedly the jewel in the crown of racing at Windsor. The weekend festival features Gentleman's Day, Family Fun Day, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Night, Irish Night and the concluding Ladies Day. Four Family Fun days also take place from May to August, whilst Monday Music Nights run from April to August - these usually include tribute acts of world famous bands and are occasionally themed.

Foundations of racing at Windsor date back to the time of Henry VII, although the the first recorded race meeting was not until 1866. The racecourse used to also host national jump racing, before switching entirely to flat racing in December 1998. However, perhaps Windsors most memorable historical moment came recently on 15 October 2012, when jockey Richard Hughes achieved the extraordinary feat of winning 7 out of 8 races that day,