2019 Season Opener
Royal Windsor racecourse is delighted to welcome racegoers back to their first racing fixture of 2019. 2018 was a fantastic year but 2019 is going to be bigger and better than ever. Join them on this spring afternoon to celebrate the beginning of the 2019 racing season, 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.
Easter Eggstravaganza Raceday
The Easter holidays are looking up with creative fun and activities to enjoy at Royal Windsor Racecourse for the first ever Easter Eggstravaganza Raceday!
Win some amazing prizes in our inaugural Easter egg hunt, get your face painted or bounce off all your energy on the bouncy castles! Don't forget, all the entertainment on this day is FREE!
Family Fun Day with FREE Funfair
The biggest family fun day of the year returns on bank holiday Monday! Spend your bank holiday Monday enjoying the Family Fun Day, offering exciting racing for the adults to enjoy and a host of free entertainment and a giant funfair and all other rides will be completely FREE!
Monday Night Racing
Royal Windsor racecourse is delighted to welcome you to the second Monday Night Racing fixture of 2018. Join them on this spring evening, get close to the action with seven competitive races and celebrate the return of our famous Monday Night Racing.
Head to Royal Windsor Racecourse's first Networking Raceday. Go Racing & Go Networking! Enjoy a relaxed and unique sporting environment and take advantage of the perfect opportunity for businesses from all sectors and sizes to meet like minded individuals.
Family Fun Day with FREE Funfair
It's time for another Family Fun Day at Royal Windsor Racecourse! Get ready for the 3rd Family Fun Day of 2019, busting with unlimited family fun and thrills! Visit the racecourse of fun this bank holiday and you won't be disappointed. There will be exhilarating races throughout the day for everyone to enjoy and a host of FREE yes FREE entertainment. A fun-filled selection of entertainment and attractions will be on offer including face painting, bouncy castle, pony rides and of course, the colossal funfair!
Take a magical step back in time with Royal Windsor Racecourse on Monday 3rd June for the new to 2019 Revival Racenight. The picturesque grounds is the perfect location to gather and celebrate the beginning of the summer season.
On Monday 10th June, Royal Windsor Racecourse is the place to be. Be prepared to experience a fantastic atmosphere, showcasing the best of Irish food, Guinness, music, song, dance, competitive racing. Don't forget to stay after racing with an unmissable live performance from special guests!
So expect some well-loved songs you can sing and dance to. Experience the luck of the Irish; it's going to be a night to remember! Keep the date free in your diary as this is going to be Windsor's best Irish Night yet!
Ladies EveningFeatured Event
The hugely popular Ladies Evening promises to be the most glamorous night of the season. Ladies Evening returns for 2019 bigger and better than before on Monday 17th June. Travel in style and arrive by boat whilst popping a prosecco or two for a special night. Dress to impress this evening with your finest dress and heels as the Best Dressed Women's Competition returns with some amazing prizes up for grabs.
Don't forget to stay after racing and head over to the Paddock Lawn as the party continues with a SPECIAL GUEST performing LIVE!
Monday Night Racing
Head to Windsor on this spring evening, 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 the tasty street food stalls on the famous Paddock Lawn.
Gentlemen's Day with Basement JaxxFeatured Event
Gentlemen's Day returns to Royal Windsor Racecourse on Saturday 29 June with Ministry of Sound and an incredible line-up, featuring Tim Cullen, Full Intention and a headline DJ set from Basement Jaxx!
With album sales of more than 3 million under their belt including their legendary debut album 'Remedy' and 2005's double platinum UK No.1 collection 'The Singles', we're absolutely thrilled to have Basement Jaxx join us for a day of exhilarating horse racing followed by the ultimate Summer party on the lawn!
Windsormania Family Music Festival
Windsormania was brand new to 2018 themes and is returning this year on Sunday 30 June for even more fantastic family fun and thrills! There will be a huge selection of entertainment and attractions on offer including a spectacular free funfair for the children and the best news is, all of the entertainment on the day is free!
As well as all this entertainment, there will also be seven thrilling races for both the adults and children to enjoy.
Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club Live
What better way to end our 3 day festival than with the famous Monday Night Racing for Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club Live! W3 Sessions are the perfect accompaniment to Monday Night Racing and features musicians who have toured with the likes of Jessie J, Incognito, Bassment Project, Rizzle Kicks, Eliza Doolittle, Rita Ora, Wretch 32 and more.
Start July with a great night of competitive racing and dance the night away with the greatest jazz and funk sounds in town.
Gin Festival Racenight
Welcome to Royal Windsor Racecourse's Gin Festival Racenight. If it wasn't already Gin O'clock, it definitely is now! On Monday 8th July, we will bring you the finest gins to provide you with a GinLicious evening to all come together for the love of racing and gin.
If gin if your preferred drink of choice, or if you'd just like to find out more about gin, why not pop this date down in your diary for a night at the races? The perfect night out with friends and family to taste and sample a summery selection of gins, entertainment, cocktail bars, tasty food and much more. Sounds heavenly right?
Cuba knows how to celebrate life and they do so very passionately. We're bringing the Cuban passion to the racecourse on Monday 15th July. Experience Havana in the 1920's with an atmosphere alive with energy, colour, fun and a whole lot of spice and flavour. It's about to get hot!
The famous Cuban Racenight wouldn't be the same without the incredible Los Cabrones, creating a Latin explosion fusing Salsa, Boogaloo and Reggaeton. Join us for an exotic summers evening with competitive racing, Cuban delicacies, delicious cocktails and salsa dancing a plenty.
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.
Rum & Reggae Racenight
We are very excited to announce Royal Windsor's Rum & Reggae Racenight. It's time to make the racecourse even more colourful with the best selection of Rums and the slickest selection of Reggae sounds. Tickle your taste buds with traditional Jamaican food, specialist craft rum and a fantastic LIVE performance to get your body moving.
After racing, head over to the Paddock Lawn for an incredible surprise
Please stay tuned and check back regularly to find out who will be performing LIVE! You won't be disappointed.
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?
Royal Windsor's Talent Show Raceday
Set in 165 acres of stunning Berkshire countryside, on the River Thames and in the shadow of Windsor Castle, Royal Windsor Racecourse is the perfect destination for a day of racing.
Do you have any secret talents? Would you say that your talent could be the best in Windsor? Now is your opportunity to show us your secret talents in the Royal Windsor Talent Show!
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!
Skybet Sprint Series Finale
After four successful years, the Sky Bet Summer Sprint Series returns as a highlight of Royal Windsor Racecourse's summer programme. Consisting of ten five and six-furlong sprint Handicaps at the Berkshire racecourse, the Sky Bet Summer Sprint Series will once again climax with the finale on Monday 19th August.
Udontdodou, trained by Richard Guest, took glory in the prestigious £75,000 Sky Bet Sprint Series Finale last year on Monday 20th August. Witness the dash to victory in the fourth running of the Sky Bet Summer Sprint Series Finale! Join us for an evening of competitive racing by the banks of the River Thames.
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.
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!
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.
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.
How to find us
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.
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.
Car parking at Windsor is both free and plentiful, and is just a short distance from the enclosure entrances.
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.
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,