Catterick Racecourse | First Time at The Races

First Time Racegoer

Crowd overlooking the course

New to racing? Why not take a look at the Racing Jargon Buster! Still not sure where to go and what to do? Don't worry, we're always happy to help with any questions you might have about your first visit and extend all of our guests a very warm welcome to Catterick Racecourse! We've highlighted some helpful information below, but if you have any further questions please don't hesitate to get in touch and we will do our best to help.

The first decision you'll need to make is which enclosure you'd like to try first!

Our Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure gives racegoers access to all of the main racecourse facilities, including the Parade Ring and Winners’ Enclosure as well as offering excellent views of the flat and National Hunt racecourse from either of the two tiered grandstands.

Whereas the Course Enclosure is situated in the centre of the race track, but also offers great views of both the flat and National Hunt courses.

The main car parks are free of charge and provide access to both enclosures. Tickets for both the enclosures can be purchased in advance or at the gates on the day.

When you arrive at the racecourse, the first thing you'll want to do is purchase a racecard, the racecard is your 'programme' for the day and is packed with useful information as well as listing all the runners and riders for each race.

Thinking about having a bet? Don't let all of the hustle and bustle put you off! There are two options for betting;

1. Bet with Tote, which offers a friendly service and wide choice of bets starting from £2

2. Bet with the Bookmakers; most 'bookies' offer and 'each-way' or 'to win' bets - make sure you have a look around for the best odds!

Don't forget!

  • Visit the parade ring before each race to have a look at the horses up close
  • Go to the winner's enclosure after the race to watch the presentations and see the winning horses
  • Have fun!