Owners & Trainers
Owners with a declared runner will receive a direct email from the Racecourse with further detailed instructions once we have passed the point of 48 hour declaration. Should you wish to contact the Racecourse directly with your query following this email please email email@example.com
The graphic below identifies the entrance, parking and access areas.
Current Owners Badges (wristband) allocation: x6 per runner. These must be allocated via the PASS System by 16.00hrs the day before racing.
Additional tickets: subject to availability, we are able to offer an additional 10 owners wristbands per runner at £20 per person - this also includes a meal. AND/OR General admission £10 if preferred, or if more than 16 badges are required for the runner.
We request that owners seeking additional wristbands email the Racecourse directly with the names of their guests, payment can be taken over the phone the day before, or on entry at the O & T desk.
We request that owners badges are ordered by 16.00hrs the day before racing.
Complimentary hot and cold food will be available in the Owners’ Pavilion and each owner will receive a voucher for this, when obtaining their owner’s-wristband on the day.
Subject to availability, there are also public restaurants with dining packages available, which start at £50 per head for owners; however, with their very restricted capacities due to Covid-19 regulations early booking is essential. For public restaurant enquiries please contact: Erin Boswell T: 01845 522276 or E: firstname.lastname@example.org
(please state that you are an owner and the name of your runner when making a dining package enquiry).
Owners should not enter the Pre-Parade Ring. Owners with an Owners-Wristband will be permitted to enter the Parade Ring, but only for a race in which they have a runner. Thirsk Racecourse reserves the right to close the Parade Ring to any non-essential entrants if circumstances deem this necessary.
Prior to arrival at the racecourse:
Q. What do all owners need to do before they arrive at the racecourse?
A: All owners attending must have pre-registered the six individuals who will attend the racecourse, please log into PASS
Q. How do I register that I will be attending on raceday?
A. Please log into PASS https://www.rcapass.com/ and submit the names of the individuals who will attend the racecourse. As explained above, all names must be submitted by 4pm the day before the fixture. Changes after that time may not be possible.
Q. What if I am a member of a syndicate?
A. For syndicates and racing clubs, it will be the responsibility of the syndicator/club manager to submit the names of those individuals attending the fixture. It is recommended that the syndicator attends as one of the allocated persons to help ensure the remaining syndicate members are kept updated. For more information on filming at racecourses please refer to https://www.roa.co.uk/raceday/racing.html
Q. How do I access the PASS system?
Q. I am an international owner without access to PASS, how do I register my attendance?
A. Internationally based owners who are not registered in the UK should contact the racecourse directly to register attendance. This should be completed by 4pm the day before the fixture. For Racing Managers who require assistance registering attendance on behalf of owners please contact the PASS helpdesk.
Q. How many passes can I get?
A. x6 comp Owners tickets per runner (to be allocated on PASS) PLUS, up to x10 additional owners tickets per runner, at £20 each AND/OR General admission £10 if preferred, or if more than 16 badges are required for the runner. Additional badges can be booked via the racecourse office by calling 01845 522276 or on the day at the O & T desk.
Q. I’ve got an entry/declared runner, but I haven’t received an email?
A. Please contact the PASS Helpdesk on 01933 270333 and the team can assist you further.
Arrival at the racecourse:
Q. What do I need to bring with me on raceday?
A. Please make sure you arrive at the racecourse with your:
- Photographic ID (a copy on your phone is acceptable) – you will require this to gain entry to the racecourse.
- Your RCA PASScard - if you have been allocated one as a registered owner.
You may also wish to consider bringing your own alcohol-based hand sanitiser and a face covering.
Q. What will happen if I arrive and my name is not on the list?
A. The racecourse staff will be able to assist you on the day, however, please be prepared to assist the team by stepping away from the designated entrance to enable other owners to continue safely whilst the team and yourselves resolve the matter. You may be required to contact the PASS Helpdesk on 01933 270333 to enable your details to be updated to the raceday list.
Q. What if my horse is a non-runner on the day?
A. Only owners who have registered their attendance using the RCA’s PASS system should travel to the racecourse. If a horse is declared a non-runner the attached owners should also not attend the fixture.
Q. Are there any current Covid-19 protocols in place?
A. At present there are no covid protocols in place unlike during the former period of lockdown. We do encourage all attendees to use hand sanitiser on course and wear masks in crowded areas to protect themselves and others.
On the racecourse:
Q. What areas of the racecourse will I be able to access?
A. Our temporary Owners' area includes both outside and indoor space with exclusive use of our 'Pavilion Lawn'. Owners will be provided with a complimentary light meal and hot drink, with a cash bar for alcohol and soft drinks also available by table service only. In line with present guidance
Q. Will I be able to access the Parade Ring?
A. Owners should not enter the Pre-Parade Ring. Owners with an Owners-Wristband will be permitted to enter the Parade Ring, but only for a race in which they have a runner. Thirsk Racecourse reserves the right to close the Parade Ring to any non-essential entrants if circumstances deem this necessary.
Q. Will there be presentations on the racecourse?
A. We are thrilled to be able to continue with our presentations to winning connections. This will temporarily take place at the edge of the Parade Ring outside the 'Gin and Fizz Bar'.
Q. Who do I call if I have a query?
A. If owners have any questions about PASS, they should contact the PASS Helpdesk on 01933 270333 and for all other queries should contact the ROA on 01183 385680.
We thank you for your assistance in advance by supporting the measures in place. As you will appreciate this is an evolving landscape and hopefully as cases continue to fall, we can look forward to a more integrated raceday experience, which we would like to achieve at the earliest opportunity. To assist us with developing our protocols and support please do ensure any feedback following your return to racing is provided by email to the ROA email@example.com.
Going & Weather
We take great pride in keeping our racecourse in excellent condition, however, the weather can sometimes be unpredictable! Going reports will be issued from 6 days in advance of each race meeting and posted on this website, as well as the industry website: Racingadmin.co.uk. Should you require additional information on going, or latest details on the weather, please contact Clerk of the Course James Sanderson on T: 07850 058019, Head Groundsman Steve Kelsey on T: 07801 685611 or the Racecourse Office on T: 01845 522276.
The Official Going is: Good to Firm (Watering) (as at 09.45hrs, Tuesday 8 June)
The latest BBC Weather reports can be found HERE