For your convenience, we've compiled answers to those questions we're asked most frequently about visiting Goodwood Racecourse. If you don't find the information you're looking for here, please contact us.
Under 18s race free at all of our fixtures and must be pre-booked with both member and non-member admisssion tickets.
We have U18 discounts available when booking hospitality packages, these are available to members and non-members.
Three Friday Night ticket prices are £30/£40 for Juniors (13-17yrs).
All those under 18 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult (21+ years) to gain entry to the venue – limited to four under 18s per adult. Once in the venue, those aged 15 years and under must be accompanied by their responsible adult throughout the duration of the evening. 16 to 17-year-olds do not need to be accompanied around the venue but must still have their responsible adult on site.
I have purchased my tickets, when will I receive them?
If you have requested for your tickets to be sent in the post, please note that tickets can arrive up to five days before the event with our post and signed for courier services. If your tickets do not arrive five days before the event, please contact our Ticket Office on +44 (0)1243 755055, with your order number, which can be found on your email confirmation.
You may also collect your tickets on the day of the event, from the gates located at the entry points on the site. Please bring your payment reference number, which can be found on your ticket confirmation email. Please contact the Ticket Office on 01243 755055 if you have any questions about this option.
What happens if the event is cancelled or I can’t attend due to government guidance?
We are looking forward to welcoming spectators back to Goodwood in 2022 and want you to be able to book with confidence. Our Ticket Guarantee means that if Goodwood is required to cancel an event based on latest UK Government advice, you will have the flexibility to trasnfer your booking or apply for a credit.
Three Friday Nights
• All those aged under 18 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult (21+ years) to gain entry to the venue – limited to four under 18s, per adult.
• Once in the venue, those aged 15 years and under must be accompanied by their responsible adult throughout the duration of the evening.
• Once in the venue, 16 & 17-year-olds do not need to be accompanied around the venue but must still have their responsible adult on site.
• If you are lucky enough to look under the age of 25 years please ensure you bring a valid form of ID. Goodwood Racecourse operates a Challenge 25 policy on the sale of alcohol at all racing fixtures.
Planning your day
Do you accept cash on event?
We are a cashless venue so please ensure you bring other methods of contactless or card payments to purchase tickets, food and drink. Betting is still available using cash and all of our on course betting facilities and bookmakers will accept cash or card.
How do the various enclosures differ?
At Goodwood we have three enclosures to choose from - the Richmond Enclosure, the Gordon Enclosure and the Lennox Enclosure. Our premier enclosure, Richmond, is only available to Members and their guests during the Qatar Goodwood Festival. For details of what is available within each enclosure click the 'Find out More' button below.
You may like to picnic in the car parks, or in the Lennox Enclosure, or explore the country park adjacent to the racecourse. Many of the race days are themed and all the entertainment is free of charge and included in the ticket price unless otherwise stated.
Can I take food and drink into the stands?
Yes, food and drink is allowed in all of the steppings but please make sure all waste is disposed of in the bins provided. Food and drink is not permitted in grandstand seating.
Can I bring food or drink into the enclosures?
Food and soft drinks only may be brought into the Lennox Enclosure, but not the Richmond or Gordon Enclosures. Cans and plastic bottles are allowed but no glass is permitted. Alcohol is not allowed to be brought into any enclosure.
Guests in the Richmond Enclosure are entitled to purchase food and drink in the Gordon Enclosure and return with it to the Richmond Enclosure. Food may be consumed anywhere except the Champagne Lawn in the Richmond Enclosure or any restaurants in either enclosure.
Can we picnic in the car parks?
Yes, but only within the limits of your car parking space. There is a Three Furlong Picnic Car Park where you can reserve a berth on the rails at the three-furlong point; admission for four adults to the Lennox Enclosure is also included in the price. The picnic car park is closed when the Lennox Enclosure is closed. Please note parasols, sunshades and umbrellas are not permitted to hang over the running rails, nor are gazebos and/or BBQ's allowed in any of the car parks. For picnics the country park, close to the coach park, is ideal.
Please wear your badge prominently on your lapel and not on your belt or binoculars. Staff at the entrances are trying to help you, so please help them identify your badge easily.
Do licensing hours operate?
Bar facilities close just after the last race at all meeting, except during the Qatar Goodwood Festival when they close at 7.30pm, and at Three Friday Nights, when they close at 11.00pm.
Where can I bet?
Bookmakers are located in front of the stands in all enclosures. There are also TOTE betting facilities in all enclosures. The minimum bet is usually between £2 and £10. All enclosures have a Betfred betting shop. If you are new to racing and betting, make sure you take a look at our 'Plan Your Day' pages.
Yes, except at the Qatar Goodwood Festival when the Richmond Enclosure is only available to members and their guests. There are transfer points at the west end of the Lennox Enclosure and at the rear of the March Stand in the Gordon Enclosure. Transfers are made by paying the difference between the two enclosures’ daily admission prices. If the Gordon Enclosure sells out transfers may not be available.
The Old Tote Bar in the Lennox Enclosure; The March Stand Bar in the Gordon Enclosure; and the horse statue at the west end of the March Stand in the Richmond Enclosure are all good meeting points on race day.
Where can I get general information?
There is signage around the course and maps in the racecard. All enclosures have information points and any staff member can give directions to the nearest point.
When are the racecourse offices open?
These are situated in the Sussex Stand. Reception is staffed from 8.30am – 5.30pm on non-race days. On race days, reception operates from 8am, until one hour after the last race. For any enquires call 01243 755022.
What facilities are there for the disabled?
For blue badge holders there is a free reserved car parking area at the front of Number 8 car park opposite the East Entrance. Number 5 car park also has reserved spaces, on a first come, first-served basis.
The Richmond and Lennox enclosures have wheelchair viewing stands on the rails. Other facilities include ramped access to the front of the Parade Ring; covered viewing on the balcony of the Sussex Stand; and in the Richmond Enclosure covered viewing from the March Grandstand’s Richmond Level. The Lennox Enclosure also has natural high-level viewing and a wheelchair stand. Lifts operate in the March and Sussex Grandstands and a ramp leads to the Charlton Stand first floor. Toilet facilities for the disabled are available in all stands and access is by Radar Keys. Two wheelchairs (non-electric) are available in the Sussex Stand offices – these can either be borrowed on the day or reserved in advance (Tel. 01243 755022). These are subject to availability and are used at the individual’s own risk.
We now only accept contactless or card payments to purchase food and drink across the racecourse. Betting is still available using cash. A cashback facility is available at any Tote or Britbet betting shop, with a minimum bet of £5 to receive £45 of cashback.
Can I bring my dog?
Dogs are not admitted. Guide dogs for the Blind and Assistance dogs for people with disabilities will be allowed, by advance request.
Can I bring in a chair?
Yes, race-goers may bring chairs in to Lennox Enclosure only. We ask that chairs do not block paths or viewing for other spectators.
Do I need a racecard?
A racecard is an essential investment. It includes all the runners, their form and vital information on how to bet, plus a daily competition. Racecard vouchers can be purchased on the day.
In the cloakrooms at either end of the March Grandstand and at the Manager’s office at the Lennox Enclosure’s main entrance. After racing, any lost property is taken to the main office in the Sussex Grandstand.
Please be aware that the racecourse office is closed over the weekend, therefore lost property is available to collect from the Monday morning.
Will there be a doctor?
Doctors are available in all enclosures. The first-aid points are well signposted and South East Coast Ambulance staff attend all meetings.
Are there concessionary rates for students?
There is half-price admission to the Gordon and Lennox Enclosure on the day (except during the Qatar Goodwood Festival and Three Friday Nights). A valid NUS card must be produced to gain entrance. On the day tickets can be purchased from the East Entrance ticket office only.
Is there a discount for over 65s?
Reduced admission is only available on the day at all meetings except the Qatar Goodwood Festival and the Three Friday nights. 50% discount for Gordon and Lennox enclosures admission only.
Do coach drivers get free entry?
Yes, coach drivers are granted free entry to all of our fixtures when they show their PSV/PCV license and relevant work docket at the East Entrance. The free ticket gains the driver entry into the Lennox Enclosure, unless this is closed, in which case it will be the Gordon Enclosure.
Can I bring my children?
Yes. Accompanied youngsters under 18 years of age are admitted free to all enclosures, except for the following exceptions. There will be a charge for juniors aged 13 - 17 years at Three Friday Nights. Richmond Enclosure £40. Gordon Enclosure £30.
Telephone 01243 755055 for more information.
Is there a children’s playground?
Yes, we have a play area, presented by Butlins, that is located at the east end of the Lennox Enclosure. Adults are not permitted to enter. The playground is for 4-12-year-olds and is situated within the Lennox Enclosure, however, ticket holders for all enclosures are able to make use the playground. The playground is only open when the Lennox Enclosure is open. Please be aware that the playground is not supervised so we recommend adult supervision at all times.
Yes, during the Qatar Goodwood Festival there is a crèche available, free of charge, for all racegoers. It is situated within the Butlin's Adventure Playground, which is in the far end of the Lennox Enclosure. It will be staffed by uniformed nannies who are CRB/DBS checked, with at least one member of staff having an up-to-date Paediatric First Aid Certificate. The facility is suitable for 0 - 3 year olds. During busy periods time in the crèche may be limited to a two hour slot.
Goodwood Racecourse is committed to safeguarding the well-being of all visitors and ensuring that the best possible day out is had by all. As part of this, we are committed to reducing any social harm caused by the excessive consumption of alcohol. Anyone deemed to be under the influence of drink or drugs may be refused admittance to Goodwood Racecourse. Anyone lucky enough to appear to be under the age of 25 may be asked for photo ID when purchasing alcohol. Anyone who appears to have consumed too much alcohol may be asked to leave Goodwood Racecourse, but will be cared for responsibly by the Goodwood Raceday Team. Anyone with concerns over the safety or well-being of themselves or anyone else at the Racecourse should voice their concerns to the Racecourse reception or find a member of the Raceday team. Drink responsibly and have a great day out.
Where can I store my bicycle?
There are two bicycle storage units available for racegoers to securely store bicycles whilst enjoying the day. For Gordon and Lennox Enclosure guests, there is a storage unit next to the Racecourse Reception. For Richmond Enclosure guests this is located on the left of the West Entrance on the side wall. Please ask a member of staff for further details.
What items are prohibited?
The following items are prohibited from Goodwood Racecourse: knives, fireworks, smoke canisters, air-horns, flares, weapons, dangerous or hazardous items, laser devices, bottles, glass vessels, cans, poles and any article that might be used as a weapon and/or compromise public safety.
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