Frequently Asked Questions

If you can’t find an answer to your question below, give us a call on 01482 867488 or email us hello@beverley-racecourse.co.uk.

FAQs

You can visit Beverley with confidence knowing that we have a zero tolerance policy on antisocial behaviour; the police are present at all racedays and anyone found to be drunk and disorderly will be immediately evicted with no refund. Anyone buying drinks for someone who our bar staff have refused to serve will also be evicted.

We are committed to making the racecourse an accessible and enjoyable day out for everyone, and have a five year programme working to include everyone with specific accessibility issues.

Visit our accessibility page here for information; if we haven’t answered a question please call on 01482 867488 or email us.

As horse racing is an outdoor sport, it’s always a good idea to check the weather forecast beforehand and dress accordingly.

From July 2019 onwards, we now implement a suggested dress code. Whilst we suggest you make the most of the opportunity to dress up in the Premier Enclosure (it is the races after all), tailored shorts and t-shirts are permitted; we just suggest your overall appearance is smart.

Sportswear and fancy dress are still restricted to the Grandstand & Paddock or Course Enclosures, other than on theme days.

Beverley Racecourse is on York Road in Beverley Westwood, which is around one mile from the town centre, 10 miles from Hull and 13 miles from the M62 motorway. Use the postcode, HU17 8QZ, if you’re using a Sat Nav. See the Plan Your Day page for specific details on how to get here.

Beverley’s train station is about a mile from the racecourse and there are regular buses direct to Beverley from Hull, York and Leeds. There’s a bus stop outside the Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure where you can get dropped off and catch the next service.

Yes, there’s a cash machine in the Rapid Lad bar.

Usually the Monday of the first full working week in December, just in time for Christmas presents, but please keep an eye on our website for exact details. You can book your tickets by calling 01482 867488.

We have three to choose from, the informal Course Enclosure, the large and vibrant Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure and the glamorous Premier Enclosure. Take a look at our Enclosures page to find out detailed information on each one.

Yes – for parties of 20 or more. Just book online as normal, and you’ll see the option to make group bookings below the regular ticket.

Definitely! We welcome children to all race meetings and we have several theme days specifically aimed at families. Visit our What’s On page to check them out. Accompanied under 18s are free at all meetings too, so bring them along for a memorable day out.

We offer a full refund on abandonment before the end of the first race and a 50% refund on abandonment before the end of the third race. If any races are abandoned after the third race, you won’t be entitled to a refund.

All parking on The Westwood is free and available to anyone in any enclosure, including private coaches. You can also bring your car into the Course Enclosure for £6. More information is available here under Getting Here & Parking.

The gates, bars and restaurants usually open two hours before the first race, but details can be found on each raceday’s individual page.

Horses usually enter the Parade Ring about 20 minutes before the first race and can be seen before in the Pre-Parade Ring being saddled up, so get here in plenty of time to take in all the sights!

If you’re on foot, entrances to all enclosures are along York Road. The entrance to the Course Enclosure is nearest to the town, followed by the Grandstand & Paddock and the Premier Enclosure.

If you want to take your car into the Course Enclosure, the entrance is near the cattle grid at the top of The Westwood and is clearly signed. You can arrive and leave whenever you like, providing a race isn’t in progress.

The Owners and Trainers car park is also near the cattle grid at the top of the Westwood and the entrance is through the white building signed ‘Owners and Trainers Suite’.

Of course you can! Anyone in the Premier Enclosure and Grandstand & Paddock can visit the Pre-Parade Ring and the Parade Ring to see the horses up close and have a read of the information boards telling you what to look out for. Remember, though, that horses can be unpredictable, so please keep your wits about you and pay close attention to any children with you.

There’s lots of information here about where to eat and drink, from our elegant restaurant and bistro to the dynamic mobile catering units that change each raceday.

 

We actively support the RCA and Drink Aware’s Pace Yourself campaign – encouraging responsible drinking on a raceday to make sure you last the distance. Find out more about Drink Aware here but the message is simple – allow one soft drink to every alcoholic one. Anyone disregarding this advice that becomes drunk and disorderly will be immediately evicted with no refunds – we want a raceday at Beverley to be a place for everyone to enjoy.

You can place bets with the Tote or on-course bookmakers, who can be found in all of our enclosures. There’s plenty of choice when betting, from straightforward win or each way bets to forecasts, placepots, quadpots and trifectas. Don’t know what we’re on about? No problem, just visit a tote counter or bookie when you arrive and they’ll be happy to help! Visit www.totesport.com for more details.

Yes – perfect if you can’t decide which meeting they might like best. Click here to buy them. 

Yes, as long as they’re not for commercial use. Please don’t use flash as this can scare the horses. If you’re a professional photographer, you need to obtain a press pass by discretion of the racecourse manager Sally Iggulden – call 01482 867488 for more information.

Yes, but only into the Course Enclosure. If you’ve booked badges for either of the other enclosures, you can take your picnic into the Course Enclosure and then cross into another enclosure once you’ve eaten it.

Alcohol is permitted, but only as part of a substantial picnic – we allow 4 cans of lager (or equivalent) or one bottle of wine per person as a guideline. We do not permit bottles of any neat spirits to be brought in. We do allow pre-mixed spirit drink cans  (Pimms, Gin & Tonic etc) as part of a picnic and no more than 4 per person. If located during a random bag search, bottles of spirits will be confiscated and unfortunately cannot be returned after the event.

Programmes are on sale for £2.50 from the souvenir shop and turnstiles. They tell you what horses are running on the day, who’s riding them, what colours they’ll be in and their recent form. They also have tips on how to make the most of your day, like how to bet, where to eat and drink, information on the racecourse and the welfare of the horses.

No sorry – dogs are not allowed on the racecourse.

Yes – see below depending on your enclosure.

Premier Enclosure : Disabled Toilet in Premier

Enclosure Foyer
G&P: Disabled Toilet in the Touch Above Bar

Course: Disabled Toilet in the Hurn Bar.

There are generally two opportunities for working at Beverley; as part of our raceday staff team and for our caterers in the bars and eating outlets.

If you are interested in working for us on our raceday staff team, roles vary from assisting track side to selling tickets, contact Jasmine Burns, our Operations Executive on 01482 867488.

If you’d be interested in joining our catering team to work on both racedays and at non-raceday events throughout the year, please contact CGC Event Caterers direct by emailing your CV to info@cgceventcaterers.co.uk If you’re reliable, hardworking and friendly, ideally with experience in food service and/or bars, they’d love to hear from you.