Newcastle Racecourse Tickets


Follow the brown and white tourist board signs bearing the horse and rider from the A1, A19 and main approach roads to the city. As you approach the racecourse, please following the additional concert signage.
Newcastle Racecourse is on the outskirts of Gosforth adjacent to The Marriott Hotel.

• These terms and conditions of entry ("Conditions") apply to all persons
entering the racecourse and grounds (Attendee or you), known as Newcastle
Racecourse (the Racecourse). These Conditions are issued by Arena Racing
Company (the Operator or we). Acceptance of these Conditions will result in
a legally binding contract between you and the Operator which include the
terms of the licence which we have granted to you to enter the Racecourse.
• It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with these Conditions.
• These Conditions may also be referred to as Entry Contract.
o These Conditions apply to all persons entering the Racecourse. If you
attend the Racecourse in any capacity other than as a private
individual, you must also agree to a set of Special Conditions, which
will apply in addition to the Conditions. The Special Conditions are
available online.
• If you do not understand or have any questions relating to these Conditions or
any Special Conditions you should contact the Operator without delay for
• Every Attendee entering the Racecourse shall be deemed to have accepted all
The Rules of Racing and shall do so subject to The Rules of Racing published
by the British Horseracing Authority from time to time
• Entry to the Racecourse shall be at our discretion. We reserve the right to
refuse entry to or expel any person from the Racecourse in accordance with
these Conditions.
• Children under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.
• The re-sale of Tickets without our prior consent may lead to the Ticket being
void (with no refund) and entry to the Ticket-holder being refused. Please see
Condition 2.
• The use of recording or communications equipment (e.g. cameras, video
cameras, mobile phones, tablets and laptops) is strictly regulated by these
Conditions. You must not use or make available any photograph, video
footage or any other race data for commercial purposes (whether or not you
receive payment in return). Please see Condition 10.
• Our liability under these Conditions is limited. Please see Condition 14.
• We reserve the right to search you and your belongings at any time whilst you
are at the Racecourse. If you refuse a request to search you or your
belongings, we might require you to leave the Racecourse.
• You must not bring alcohol into the Racecourse, unless this is specifically
permitted by the Operator. We will confiscate and dispose of any alcohol
purchased off the premises that is not permitted by the Operator.
1. The Effect of these Conditions and Variations
1.1 All Attendees who enter the Racecourse (including all surrounding land,
car parks and other facilities which are under the ownership and/or control
of the Operator) shall be deemed to have accepted these Conditions.
Attendees are admitted to the Racecourse strictly subject to these
Conditions. There are no exceptions.
1.2 Whilst these Conditions are intended to be comprehensive, Attendees are
admitted to the Racecourse on the basis that they will comply with both
the letter and the spirit of these Conditions.
1.3 All Attendees are permitted access to the Racecourse at our discretion and
must conduct themselves on the Racecourse in accordance with all
reasonable rules, requests and guidelines which we may publish and
impose from time to time. We reserve the right to amend and supplement
these Conditions by publishing additional and supplementary conditions
and guidelines from time to time (Variations). Variations will be
effective to vary these Conditions on such basis as we may stipulate and
may be of permanent or temporary effect. We will take reasonable steps to
bring any Variations to your attention.
2. Badges, PASS Cards and Other Entitlements to Enter the Racecourse
2.1 Badges, Privileged Access Swipe System (PASS) Cards, tickets and other
entitlements (each a ‘Ticket’ for the purposes of these conditions) to enter
the Racecourse shall only be purchased or allocated by an authorised
source approved by the Operator.
2.2 Badges and PASS Cards are non-transferable. All other Tickets shall not
(a) transferred, sold or offered for sale:
(i) if prohibited by law;
(ii) to anyone under the age of 18; or
(iii) in the course of any business or profit-making enterprise
(b) coupled or bundled with any other product or services or used for
any commercial or promotional purpose whatsoever; or
(c) offered or obtained as a competition prize,
without our consent (which we may withhold in our absolute discretion).
2.3 In the event that you are no longer able to attend a raceday for which you
have a Ticket (other than a Badge or PASS Card), you may transfer such
Ticket to a friend or family member, provided that you are contactable on
the raceday in the event that we need to confirm any information with you.
2.4 Any Ticket obtained in breach of Conditions 2.2 or Error! Reference
source not found. shall be void. Any person seeking to use a void Ticket
may be refused entry to, or ejected from, the Racecourse and the
racecourse reserves the right to not refund any such void Tickets.
2.5 All Tickets issued by the Operator or on its behalf shall remain the
Operator's property at all times. We reserve the right to require the
immediate return of a Ticket at any time.
2.6 Any data provided to the Operator when obtaining Tickets will be
managed in line with the Operator’s Privacy Policy, which is available via
Arena Racing Company.
2.7 The Operator may retain records of any suspected misuse of Tickets or
other documents or entitlements to enter the Racecourse and may share
those records with other racecourses and/or the British Horseracing
2.8 These Conditions apply to all Attendees irrespective of whether or not an
Attendee has paid for admission and whether or not an Attendee has been
issued with a Ticket or other document or entitlement to enter the
2.9 These Conditions apply in addition to any other terms and conditions
imposed on badgeholders, PASS Card holders or other entitlement that
may have been issued or granted. These Conditions shall apply in
preference to any conflicting provisions in such other terms and
2.10 No refund shall be given in respect of any unused part of any Ticket.
2.11 You must show your Ticket to the Operator on demand. If you fail to
bring your Ticket to a fixture, you will have to pay the full daily admission
price for the relevant enclosure (if any) applicable on the day.
2.12 Attendees must ensure that badges are securely attached to their clothing
on racedays and visible at all times whilst present at the Racecourse.
3. Lost or Stolen Badges and Tickets
We accept no responsibility for lost or stolen Tickets. We are not obliged to
replace lost or stolen Tickets. If we decide to replace a lost or stolen Ticket we
may charge a replacement fee to you.
4. Access
4.1 Permission to enter the Racecourse does not constitute guaranteed entry to
the Racecourse, any particular area of the Racecourse or any Racecourse
buildings or facilities. We reserve the right to refuse or condition access to
areas of the Racecourse from time to time and on a temporary or
permanent basis.
4.2 Unless we give specific permission, you are prohibited from entering the
Weighing Room, the Stewards' Room, the Sampling Unit, the Racecourse
Stables, the Judges' Box, the Winners' Enclosure, the Parade Ring, the
Press Room, the Racecourse Data Collection Area and any other areas
marked private, 'officials only', or to which we may otherwise restrict
access from time to time.
4.3 Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. You are
responsible for each child that you bring onto the Racecourse and shall
ensure each child complies with these Conditions.
4.4 Children under twelve are not allowed to enter the Winners' Enclosure or
the Parade Ring under any circumstances.
4.5 Your Ticket may restrict access to certain areas of the Racecourse
including the various enclosures. Where a Ticket restricts access to some
or all enclosures, transfers between enclosures may be possible on a
raceday. Transfers will be subject to application at the Racecourse Office
or entry point.
4.6 No Ticket gives any Attendee any right to receive, use or exploit any
racing data, audio, visual or audio-visual coverage of any race or fixture.
All such rights are reserved. Any coverage or data made available at the
Racecourse is made available for the personal use and consumption of
Attendees only and redistribution to any person outside the Racecourse is
strictly prohibited.
5. Conduct of Attendees
5.1 We reserve the right in our absolute discretion at any time and without
prior notice to refuse admission to or expel and/or ban any Attendee who,
in our opinion:
(a) has breached or is likely to breach these Conditions;
(b) has or is likely to commit a criminal offence or otherwise do
anything which is unlawful; and/or
(c) behaves or is likely to behave in an unacceptable or unruly manner or
in a manner likely to cause offence to other Attendees,
and, any ban we may impose may, at our option, relate to the Racecourse
and/or any other racecourse in Great Britain and may be temporary or
5.2 You must follow the reasonable written and/or verbal instructions of safety
stewards, other staff or officials and the police or other emergency services
present at the Racecourse at all times.
5.3 In the interests of safety or to check for items you are prohibited from
bringing onto the Racecourse, we may request to conduct personal body
searches of Attendees and/or search their personal belongings. Attendees may
also be subject to searches using a passive search dog.
We shall be entitled to refuse entry to or expel from the Racecourse any
Attendee who refuses to comply with such a request.
5.4 The following items must not be brought onto the Racecourse: illegal drugs, knives,
fireworks, smoke canisters, air-horns, drinking glasses, bottles or other glass or
similarly breakable containers, cans, poles and any other article that might be used
as a weapon and/or may in our reasonable opinion compromise the safety of any
person or animal present at the Racecourse. We shall be entitled to refuse entry to
or expel and/or ban from the Racecourse any Attendee with such items in their
5.5 The following are prohibited on the Racecourse:
(a) flags, banners and other articles and any behaviour which may
distract or frighten the horses;
(b) unauthorised small unmanned aircraft, aerial systems or vehicles that
have not been expressly authorised by the Operator in writing;
(c) any behaviour which may disrupt or impair the experience of other
(d) climbing fences, stands or any other structures or buildings;
(e) throwing any object without lawful authority or excuse;
(f) obstruction of gangways, access ways, exits, entrances, stairways and
similar places;
(g) damaging or defacing Racecourse property;
(h) smoking in any designated "No Smoking" areas; and
(i) any item which may be used for any marketing or promotional
activity whatsoever which has not been expressly authorised by the
Operator in writing.
5.6 We reserve the right to designate any and all areas of the Racecourse as
"No-Smoking" areas.
5.7 From time to time we may close race track crossings for safety reasons.
Attendees are prohibited from attempting to cross any closed crossing or
attempting to cross the race track other than at an open crossing.
6. Dress Code
We may at our discretion implement a dress code for particular race days, for
specific enclosures on race days and/or any other areas of the Racecourse where
a particular dress code is required. All Attendees must comply with the dress
code for each race day, for each enclosure and/or any other areas of the
Racecourse where a dress code may be in force from time to time. We reserve
the right to refuse an Attendee access to any area of the Racecourse where a
dress code is in force with which the Attendee is not complying.
7. Unauthorised Trading, Advertising, Leafleting and other Commercial or
Promotional Activity
7.1 Only those Attendees who have been given express prior permission by
the Operator to trade, advertise, distribute leaflets or conduct any other
commercial or promotional activities on the Racecourse may do so.
Trading, advertising, leafleting and commercial or promotional activities
by all other Attendees is strictly prohibited. This prohibition extends to
and includes:
(a) any unauthorised badge, ticket or racecard sellers or hawkers; and
(b) any person directly or indirectly involved in the collation and/or
distribution of any audio, visual, audio-visual coverage of or data
relating to any race or fixture at the Racecourse or any other British
racecourse which has not been expressly permitted in advance by the
7.2 We reserve the right to confiscate any equipment, stock or other materials
in the possession of any Attendee whilst on the Racecourse who is, or
whom we reasonably believe to be, involved in unauthorised trade,
advertising, leaflet distribution or other commercial or promotional
7.3 We reserve the right to take such legal action (including where appropriate
obtaining injunctive and other relief) against or in respect of any person or
entity that is in breach of this Condition 7, who has in the past breached
this Condition 7 (or any equivalent prior provision) or whom we
reasonably believe will breach this Condition 7.
7.4 If any unauthorised advertising or other sponsorship, promotional or
marketing material is distributed to Attendees outside the Racecourse (for
example, items of clothing) we reserve the right to refuse entry to any
Attendee in possession of such material and to confiscate such material
from Attendees within the Racecourse.
8. Betting
You shall not lay bets or otherwise conduct any betting or gaming business
whilst on the Racecourse unless we give you written permission to do so. You
may place bets with those on-course bookmakers or other properly authorised
betting businesses.
9. Food and Drink
You shall not take any food, drink, glass bottles or glasses onto any part of the
Racecourse unless this is specifically permitted by the Operator.
10. Use of Camera, Video, Computer and Telecommunications Equipment
CONDITION 10: Non-compliance with the following provisions will
constitute a serious breach of these Conditions, as a result of which we shall
have the right to cancel and withdraw any Ticket or other entitlements
issued to you and eject you from the Racecourse. Use of cameras, video
equipment, laptop and other computer equipment, mobile telephones and
other telecommunications devices at the Racecourse is strictly controlled
and limited. You are not permitted to make any commercial use of any
audio/visual coverage, still images or data relating to racing and/or
Ancillary Events at the Racecourse.
10.1 Save as expressly permitted by these Conditions (including without
limitation by Condition 10.4), you shall not use any device or technology
to capture, record, store, transmit or broadcast any data relating to any
race, fixture or other race-related activity (including Ancillary Events) at
the Racecourse.
10.2 In particular, you must not capture, record, store transmit (including live
(a) any pictures of horses preparing for a race " including pre-parade
riding, Saddling Boxes and Parade Ring;
(b) any pictures of jockeys preparing for a race " including Weighing
Room and Parade Ring;
(c) any race (either at the Racecourse or any other racecourse) " this
includes either "live" or pictures from the on-course CCTV;
(d) any data relating to any race (either at the Racecourse or any other
racecourse) " e.g. odds, Going, colours and colour changes, jockey
changes, results; or
(e) any activities in integrity areas (i.e. areas with limited access to BHA
Officials and designated staff at the Racecourse) " including
Weighing Room, Judges Box, Stables and any area signed 'officials
10.3 The list in Condition 10.2 is indicative of the types of activity prohibited
by Condition 10.1 but that list is not exhaustive.
10.4 You may use mobile devices and point-and-shoot or compact cameras to
capture images for your own private and domestic use (but you shall not
use professional level photography or filming equipment). The following
rules apply:
(a) photography on the racing surface is strictly forbidden;
(b) save in relation to Ancillary Events, flash photography is strictly
forbidden; and
(c) you must not allow a third party to use such images for any
commercial purpose and will notify the Operator immediately if you
become aware of any unauthorised use of those images.
10.5 You agree that all copyright and other intellectual property rights in any
unauthorised still, audio, visual, audio-visual coverage or other data shall
be assigned to us on creation. If these Conditions are not sufficient to give
effect to this assignment you will do all such things and execute all such
documents as we may require to transfer ownership of those rights to the
10.6 Unless specifically permitted by these Conditions, you shall not use
mobile telephones or any other communications device whilst on the
Racecourse to communicate with anyone outside the Racecourse for the
purpose of or in connection with any betting.
10.7 You may use mobile telephones or any other communications device
whilst on the Racecourse to connect to the Racecourse wifi that is
generally made available to Attendees by the Operator, for the purpose of
accessing, and making full use of, certain betting websites. The full list of
betting websites that the Operator agrees to make available to Attendees
through the Racecourse wifi from time to time will be listed on the
webpage that Attendees will be automatically directed to when connecting
to the wifi.
10.8 We reserve the right to confiscate any camera, video equipment, mobile
telephone, radio and any telecommunications or other device (including
computer similar equipment) and any media or device upon which any
audio/visual content or data may be stored that is in your possession and
delete any such content if we believe you have breached or are likely to
breach this Condition 10.
11. Journalists, Publishing and Reporting
You are not permitted to report on, broadcast or otherwise write any article
about a race, fixture or Ancillary Event at the Racecourse. You will need to
enter into a supplementary agreement with the Operator if you wish to undertake
any press or associated activities at the Racecourse.
12. Media Coverage and recording for promotional purposes
All Attendees (which for the purposes of this condition includes horses and
Attendees with children) are reminded that many races and fixtures are given
coverage on television, radio and in print and various other forms of media. By
entering the Racecourse you accept (for yourself and on behalf of any horse or
children in your care) that you/they may appear in such coverage, which may
also include printed or electronic material used for the promotion of the
Accordingly, you shall have no right to or demand any payment in respect of,
your, your horse's or your children’s inclusion in any such coverage whether
produced by the Operator or by third parties authorised by the Operator.
Furthermore by entering the Racecourse you accept (for yourself and on behalf
of any children in your care) the passing of still or moving images of you/them
to third parties authorised by the Operator for the purposes of the production of
printed or electronic material to be used solely for the promotion of the
Racecourse in line with our Privacy Policy which is available online. If you
wish to object to this type of processing, please contact the Racecourse Office.
You acknowledge that, on request, you may be asked to give additional consents
or waivers required for the unrestricted lawful use of any coverage (if any)
without request for payment or imposing any other conditions.
13. Dogs
13.1 Dogs are not permitted in any enclosure except for those required for
disabled assistance.
13.2 Where dogs are permitted they must be kept on leads at all times and must
not be allowed to foul anywhere on the Racecourse.
13.3 To the extent we are legally able to do so, we reserve the right, if
necessary, to force entry into a car to release animals which may be
14. Loss or Damage
14.1 Any property brought onto the Racecourse by an Attendee remains at all
times at the entire risk of the Attendee. We will not be liable for any loss,
injury or damage, howsoever caused, to any Attendee or their property
(“Loss”) except where and only to the extent that any such Loss is caused
by our negligence or the negligence of our employees or authorised agents.
14.2 Attendees must accept that, by its very nature, attending race meetings is
not without risk. Attendees must therefore remain vigilant and exercise a
reasonable degree of caution and care for themselves and those around
them at all times.
14.3 Subject to Conditions 14.4 and 14.5, we shall have no liability for any
indirect or consequential loss, damage, costs or expenses, any loss of
profits, loss of opportunity or loss of revenue whether foreseeable or not.
14.4 Nothing in these Conditions shall limit or exclude our liability in respect of
death or personal injury caused by our negligence or fraudulent act or
omission or for any other liability which cannot by law be excluded or
14.5 Nothing in these Conditions shall affect the statutory rights of any
Attendee attending the Racecourse as a consumer.
14.6 You are responsible for any damage you cause (or a child in your care
causes) to the Racecourse, any fixtures and fittings or goods or equipment
owned by or in the possession of the Operator at the Racecourse and for
any damage caused to the property of any other person or business present
at the Racecourse.
15. Parking
15.1 All vehicles parked or stored within the Racecourse and any land
surrounding the Racecourse owned or controlled by the Operator are
parked at the owners risk and the Operator accepts no responsibility for
such vehicles or their contents.
15.2 All vehicles must be driven with the utmost care whilst on the Racecourse
and all vehicle drivers must comply with all instructions of staff and other
officials at the Racecourse. Vehicles must only be driven along routes
and parked in areas specifically designated by the Operator. We reserve
the right to require that any vehicle be moved, or to move any vehicle, if it
is not parked in an area designated by the Operator or if it is otherwise
obstructing the smooth operation of the Racecourse or represents a safety
16. Abandoned or Delayed Racing and Other Events Affecting Racing
16.1 Race fixtures and races may be abandoned at any time by the Operator or
in accordance with directions from the British Horseracing Authority and
any successor body, the police or other emergency services. Fixtures and
races may also be delayed or abandoned in other circumstances beyond
our reasonable control.
16.2 In the event of any fixture being abandoned the refund policy is as set out
in the Ticket Purchase Terms & Conditions online.
16.3 Save as set out in these Conditions, we will have no further liability in
relation to any abandoned or delayed racing.
16.4 We give no guarantee that any race or race meeting will take place; nor do
we give any representation or warranty concerning the nature or quality of
any race or meeting which may be held at the Racecourse.
16.5 Save as provided above, we shall not be liable to any Attendee if and to the
extent that any failure or omission by us results from any event beyond our
reasonable control such as, but not limited to, war, acts of terrorism, civil
disturbance, any order or act of a governmental or regulatory body, fire,
flood, severe adverse weather conditions, labour dispute, lock-out, disease,
epidemic or other circumstances concerning the healthcare or well-being
of humans and/or animals.
16.6 It is responsibility of the Attendee to check whether a raceday has been
cancelled or rescheduled and the date and time or any rescheduled race or
17. Ancillary Events
17.1 In addition to races, other events (such as live music) may be scheduled to
take place at the Racecourse on a raceday (an “Ancillary Event”).
17.2 Attendees acknowledge that an Ancillary Event may be scheduled to take
place outdoors and an Ancillary Event may be delayed, cancelled or rescheduled
at any time by the Operator due to circumstances beyond our
reasonable control (including, without limitation due to adverse weather
conditions). Where reasonably necessary, the Operator reserves the right to
make alterations to the published programme relating to the Ancillary
17.3 In the event that any Ancillary Event is delayed, cancelled or re-scheduled,
the refund policy as set out by the operator shall apply.
17.4 We give no guarantee that any Ancillary Event will take place. Where an
Ancillary Event is cancelled or re-scheduled, where practicable, we will
take reasonable steps to notify you using the details you provided us with
at the time of purchasing your Ticket. However:
(a) we do not guarantee that you will be informed of such cancellation
or re-scheduling before the date of the Ancillary Event; and
(b) it is responsibility of the Attendee to check whether an Ancillary
Event has been cancelled or rescheduled and the date and time or
any rescheduled Ancillary Event.
17.5 Save as set out in these Conditions, we will have no further liability in
relation to any cancelled, delayed or re-scheduled Ancillary Event.
18. Payment Terms
Ticket prices are inclusive of VAT. The Operator reserves the right to charge
VAT (or any other applicable tax or levy) on any other services supplied
including sponsorship and corporate hospitality.
19. Evacuations
In the event of an emergency (bomb scare, fire hazard, etc.) all areas must be
evacuated. Please listen to announcements over the public address system. Any
emergency should be reported immediately to a member of staff at the
Racecourse and/or the Racecourse Office.
20. Enforcement
No failure or delay to enforce our rights under these Conditions, should be
construed as a waiver of the Operator's right to do so.
21. Law
These Conditions shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales. In the
event of a dispute relating to these Conditions, any contract we have with you or
any other claim you may have against the Operator (including in negligence) the
courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction.


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