What You Need to Know


Tickets can be purchased in advance from Newbury Racecourse. A ticket enables you to visit all the yards open, and also attend the afternoon events in the Afternoon Events area.


Car Parks will open at 8 a.m. Most yards are within an easy walking distance of the car parks in Lambourn. The following are served by their own car parks as they are outside the centre of Lambourn: Clive Cox, Jo Davis, Nicky Henderson, Charles Hills, William Muir, Jonathan Portman and Harry Whittington.



You are welcome to bring your dog provided it is kept on a lead. This is for safety reasons since there are many people about. We really want everyone to have a great time so please respect instructions from marshals and yard staff.

In warm sunny weather cars become ovens, and because of this the RSPCA advises that animals are never left inside cars. If an animal left in a car is panting for breath it may be starting to suffer from heatstroke, which can kill an animal very quickly. Leaving windows open or putting a bowl of water in the car does not help.

Owners who put an animal at risk by leaving it inside a locked car could face prosecution. If you see a dog left inside a parked car on a warm day, please contact the police who will be in attendance on the day.

For any further information contact Mark Smyly by email


Approach routes, in particular from the Wantage road off Junction 14 M4, will have signs directing traffic to the various areas used on the Day.


The Lambourn Tent will be situated on the South side of the Afternoon Events area near the loudspeaker van. Many interesting items will be on sale there. The Silent Auction and Raffle will operate there in the afternoon.


Medical Assistance will be available on the Afternoon Events area throughout the afternoon. Requests for it should be made at the Lambourn Tent.



Our biggest ever full-colour 126-page programme showing the location of the racing yards and listing the horses at each yard is available to purchase at all car parks and at the entrance of each yard. It will also include interesting articles and many great coloured photographs. Price £5.


£1 or £5 per book will be available at all Trainers’ yards and at the Lambourn Tent on the Afternoon Events area. There will be some great prizes to be won. The draw will take place at approximately 4.15 p.m. on the Open Day.


Each Trainer’s yard will have at least one Silent Auction item relating to it. Bids can be made at the yard, or at the Lambourn Tent at the Afternoon Events Area until approximately 4.15 p.m. on the Open Day itself. Bids on many items can be made online on this site prior to the Open Day.


Tradestands, including food outlets, will be open on the Afternoon Events area from 10 a.m. Some car parks will also have food vans; a limited number of free Racing Posts will be available there too.



Horses don’t like steps either and so most of the racing yards are on level ground with tarmac or concrete walkways. The horses are generally in their stables and will often have their head out of the door, for a wheelchair user it may be difficult to view the horses who are tucked away in a far corner of the stable. However, the stables are all attended and we encourage you to ask for assistance from one of the stable lads. When you arrive at the stable please indicate that you are disabled or have a disabled passenger. Wherever safely possible you will be allowed to park close to the buildings and drop a disabled passenger.

The afternoon entertainment is on a grass field which may prove challenging to wheelchair users without attendants. Parking for vehicles with disabled drivers and passengers is directly next to the field.

Special toilets for disabled visitors have been hired and are available at key locations. Please ask any of the marshals. They are also marked in the Open Day programme

If you have any questions concerning facilities or access for disabled visitors then please contact us and we will do our best to assist you.

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