What's On

Mon 23 Jul 2018

Vegas Racenight, FT. JD KING - World's No1 Elvis Tribute!

Featured Event

Brand new for 2018 - Vegas Night Ft. Live Music from JD King!

Las Vegas is known as the Entertainment Capital of the World. But this summer's Monday evening, the bright lights of Vegas are coming to Royal Windsor Racecourse!

You can enjoy an action-packed night of racing, casinos and the world's No1. Elvis tribute act performing LIVE after racing! Enjoy a drink of your choice, sit back, relax and let JD KING inspire you with some of 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 30 Jul 2018

Ladies Evening Ft. The Take That Experience!

Featured Event

Ladies Evening Ft. The Take That Experience!

The most glamorous night of the year returns to Royal Windsor Racecourse on Monday 30th July, bigger and better than before! Arrive by boat and pop a prosecco or two for a really special night out!

Ladies, you can rule the world! Wear your finest dress and heels ready for an exhilarating evening of racing by the banks of the River Thames as the BEST DRESSED Women’s Competition returns with some amazing prizes up for grabs!

After racing, head over to the Paddock lawn as the party continues with all your favourite Take That hits being performed live! Gather all the girls with an ice cold glass of Pimms, Prosecco & Champagne in the sunshine!

Ladies, make sure you book your tickets in advance. Because you can have it all. You can have it all. We don't know what you're waiting for!

Mon 06 Aug 2018

Rock at the Races, FT. Mercury - Queen tribute act

Featured Event

Rock at the Races Ft. Mercury live!

Rock at the races is one of the most established events at Royal Windsor Racecourse. Would you like to add some Madness to your Monday?

IS THIS THE REAL LIFE? IS THIS JUST FANTASY? This is very much real; here at Royal Windsor Racecourse, we know how to Rock 'N' Roll.

Returning by popular demand, Mercury - Winners of the National UK tribute awards! Over 15 years on tour, Mercury is now established as one of the world's most authentic tributes to Freddie Mercury and Queen.

Sun 12 Aug 2018

Proms in the Park Raceday


Brand new for 2018 - Proms in the Park with Live Orchestra

Join us for an afternoon of competitive racing by the banks of the River Thames. After racing enjoy the traditional and LIVE classical sounds in our afternoon at the Proms on the Paddock Lawn.

Okiem, who creates his signature sound by combining piano, orchestral instruments and synthesizers, and his orchestra will be performing all your favourite hits from the movies whilst you enjoy a glass of prosecco.

Mon 13 Aug 2018

Prosecco Festival


Join us for an evening of competitive racing and Prosecco by the banks of the River Thames.

Let's face it, Summer & Prosecco is a perfect combination. What could be better than bringing the two together for a Festival based around a hot summer's day and a variety of Prosecco based beverages?

We are thrilled to bring you Windsor's dedicated Prosecco Festival! Needless to say, our Prosecco Festival is an absolute must for all fans of the fizz, offering a variety of Prosecco and even Prosecco cocktails!

If prosecco is your drink of choice, this is an event not to be missed!

Mon 20 Aug 2018

Sky Bet Sprint Series Finale


Witness the dash to victory in the third running of the Sky Bet Summer Sprint Series Finale

Join us for an evening of competitive racing by the banks of the River Thames.

Sat 25 Aug 2018

Sun Bets - Kaiser Chiefs LIVE after racing!

Featured Event

Oh My God We Can't Believe It!

Kaiser Chiefs will be performing LIVE after racing on our Sun Bets Raceday!

Mon 03 Sep 2018

Country Fair Raceday


NEW For 2018! Windsor is hosting its very first Country Fair! Expect a lively atmosphere!

Put on your boots and hats and get ready for a jam-packed afternoon with all things country. Join us and celebrate the British Summertime at Windsor's Country Fair. A fantastic family event, with delicious food and drink, country style activities and plenty more for the whole family to get involved in.

You'll have everything at hand to experience a great Country Fair. This will be a truly memorable event for all the family, so buy your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

Mon 08 Oct 2018

Oktoberfest Raceday


Did someone say Oktoberfest? Wunderbar! You’ve come to the right place.

Join us to celebrate the German Heritage with Windsor’s biggest ever Oktoberfest! Experience a real Oktoberfest atmosphere with plenty Biers, Bratwursts and Brass Bands!

Mon 15 Oct 2018

Autumn Afternoon Racing


Royal Windsor Racecourse welcomes you to Autumn Racing!

Join us this Autumn afternoon, 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.

Mon 22 Oct 2018

One Enclosure Raceday


Join us this Autumn afternoon, 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,