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

Tickets for all race meetings are on sale now!

Subject to availability, tickets for some race meetings will be available to buy on the gate but we strongly advise you to book via our website. You can do this right up until the first race, and will be sent e-tickets straight away. It’s cheaper to book on our website too!

There is a limit of 20 tickets per individual booking.

This is personal choice, but we do strongly encourage the wearing of face masks when indoors, to protect our team and fellow racegoers. Our staff will continue to wear face masks in indoor settings.

Currently, there is no requirement for a lateral flow test to attend events at the Racecourse, and no requirement to show a vaccination passport.

It is really important that you read our Covid-19 Code of Conduct and conditions BEFORE you book your tickets. It can be found here

There are plenty of outlets and lovely outdoor space to enjoy a drink.
There’s lots of information here about where to eat and drink.

 

We are encouraging card payment at the bars to speed up service and lessen contact, and are in the process of having a snazzy new system installed to allow super fast card payment. You will still be able to use cash at designated bars/food outlets and on-course bookmakers and the Tote will accept cash.

We look forward to welcoming you to our very popular Ladies Day on Wednesday 11 August.

We will be releasing further tickets to purchase on Friday 16 July at 10.30am on our website.

We are continuing to take a cautious approach to racedays for everyone’s safety, and so capacities on Ladies Day will not be at a maximum level this year. We take our responsibilities to our racegoers and our own team seriously, and feel that a little more room than usual across the site is preferable under the current circumstances.

You can visit Beverley with confidence knowing that we have a zero tolerance policy on antisocial behaviour; the police are present at busier 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.

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.

The ATM is not available in 2021, so please come prepared. We have a new, very efficient contactless system at all of our bars.

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.

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.

Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds on pre-booked tickets, unless you are unable to attend due to a positive COVID test or self-isolation at the time of the event.
If racing sadly has to be cancelled or abandoned, 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.
In addition, please look at our Covid-19 Code of Conduct for additional refund details that relate to Covid-19.

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 from £7. 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.

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.

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, excess alcohol will be confiscated and unfortunately cannot be returned after the event.

Programmes will be available to download from our website the day before each raceday. 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 Fiona Witty, our Operations Manager 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.