How much does it cost to get into the Racecourse?
Course Enclosure tickets are available for £12 each. Paddock Enclosure admission is just £19 each. Children aged 16 and under, plus students with a valid photographic student ID card can enjoy free entry to all fixtures at Newton Abbot Racecourse. Ticket offers and promotions are available from time-to-time; visit our Tickets & Offers section for more information.
I’m coming by car – how do I get to the car park onsite?
If you’re coming by car, please download our Car Park map for information on where to go.
Can I park on the rails?
Parking on the rails is available to holders of an annual rails berth only. It is not available on a race-by-race basis.
What should I wear?
The dress code for Newton Abbot Racecourse is smart casual. Jeans are allowed in both the Course and Paddock Enclosures, but we ask that visitors do not wear vests or remove their shirt.
The dress code in the restaurants is smart/casual with shorts, t-shirts, sports attire, ripped denim jeans and trainers not permitted. Smart jeans are however permitted.
On Ladies’ Day, racegoers are invited to don their finest attire for a chance to win some top prizes in the best dressed and best hat competitions.
Are dogs allowed?
We do not allow dogs into the racecourse, with the exception of assisting dogs.
Are there any cash points at the racecourse?
A cash machine is situated in the Paddock Enclosure.
Can I take photographs?
Photographs are allowed as long as it is not distributed for commercial use. We also ask visitors to not use their flash, as we don’t want to scare the horses. Professional photographers will need to obtain a press pass from our Managing Director. Contact us to arrange a press pass.
Do you cater for people with disabilities?
Newton Abbot Racecourse welcomes all racegoers with disabilities to each racing fixture. Access for racegoers with disabilities to the racecourse is via the new public entrance – please turn right at the entrance into the new disabled car park.
Wheelchair accessible entrances are located in all betting halls with lifts in the Paddock Betting Hall and the Teign Suite. Accessible toilets are located in the entrance to the Paddock Enclosure areas, in the Terrace Rooms and the top floor of the Teign Suite.
The accessible viewing stand for racegoers with disabilities is located at the front of the Paddock Grandstand.
Disabled patrons and their carer will both be charged £12 to enter the Course Enclosure and then will be given a free upgrade to the Paddock Enclosure.
For further information about the course and access, please download our accessibility statement
Where can I bet?
There’s a choice of bookmakers located at the front of both the Course and Paddock Enclosures. There are also Tote betting facilities throughout the enclosures and also a Totesport betting shop.
If you’re new to betting, and would like to know more, visit our how to bet page, for our comprehensive guide.
Can I bring my own alcohol?
We do not permit visitors to the course to bring their own alcohol. There’s a good variety of bars at the course serving a range of drinks. Visit our regulations, rules and notices page for more information.
What time does the course open?
The course will open two hours before the advertised start of the first race. For a full list of dates, visit our fixtures page.
Do children or students need a ticket?
Both students aged 16 and under, and students with a valid photographic ID card, can enjoy free entry at all fixtures at Newton Abbot Racecourse. At no stage in the day will a child need a ticket, they will be admitted to both enclosures without one as long as they are accompanied by a paying adult.
Students will be given a free ticket at the gate on the day when they present a valid photographic student ID or NUS card. These do not have to be ordered in advance.