COVID guidance for Owners attendance at Plumpton

Plumpton will have a crowd of under 4,000 people at all fixtures until Easter Sunday, so we will not be checking vaccine passports of Owners upon entry to the racecourse.

However, there are some changes with regards to the wearing of face masks and the official guidance is:

“Face coverings will be reintroduced in outdoor racing operational areas on British racecourses, including the parade and pre-parade rings, saddling and unsaddling areas, horse walks, racecourse stables, at the start and (for jockeys) it is advised they are worn during the race.

Every individual working in or entering these areas, including Weighing Room personnel, officials, trainers, owners, and guests, will again be required to wear a covering. This precaution will help further protect business-critical personnel in those areas where close contact and mixing between Weighing Room staff and other attendees creates additional risk of transmitting the virus.”

Please do adhere to this guidance and bring your face masks with you as we cannot allow entry to the Parade Ring without one.

We would strongly recommend the wearing of face masks in the Owners Bar, but it is not compulsory when eating or drinking.

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We very much look forward to welcoming you to Plumpton for all fixtures in the 2021/22 season.

We have made some changes to the way we will allocate Owners Tickets for the 2021/22 season, purely for the reason that we appreciate Ownership is changing and we need to try and recognise that more people are involved in owning individual horses and we want them to see their horse run where we can. However in allowing increased numbers to attend, we have to change the allocation allowance in the Owners & Trainers Bar as we cannot accommodate everyone in the available space. And so for this season, we will offer Owners the chance to choose one of the following ways to access the racecourse:

  • 8 badges per runner – each will have racecourse entry, a racecard, access to the Owners & Trainers Bar and Parade Ring and a meal voucher to be used in the O&T Bar (this is the same as the 2019/20 season).
  • 4 badges as above and 8 Grandstand & Paddock admission badges.
  • 16 General Admission Badges – 12 may have Parade Ring access, but unfortunately there is no Owners & Trainers Bar access.

Please note these allocations cannot vary due to the capacity limitations in both the Owners & Trainers Room and Parade Ring.

Whilst we fully appreciate the desire for everyone to have access to the Owners & Trainers Bar, we have limited space in the Owners & Trainers Room and so cannot allocate further badges on safety grounds, but also to try and ensure the best experience for those who attend. Similarly, whilst we would like to get everyone into the Parade Ring to see their horse, we do have a capacity in the Parade Ring too and we must also have the horses welfare as a primary concern and so not overcrowd them.

Car Parking will remain as before, with just 4 spaces available per runner and so please do park elsewhere if you are not in the allotted Owners distribution. This is as we are land locked and cannot expand the car park accordingly.

Extra Badges for Owners can be purchased at £10 per person, but these are for General Admission only and will not give Parade Ring or Owners Bar access.

Please use the available hand sanitiser and we would recommend the wearing of masks indoors until seated. Face Masks must be worn in the Parade Ring and access cannot be granted without one.

Please upload all owners details to PASS by 4pm the day before racing, we will be happy to help with questions on racing@plumptonracecourse.co.uk or 01273 890383.

Lastly, but very importantly we wish you the very best of luck with your runners at Plumpton this season!

Best Wishes,

The Plumpton Team

Plumpton Racecourse - Owners & Trainers