Newbury Racecourse is an award-winning sporting venue with a multi-functional site playing host to about 30 racedays per year, plus a wide range of other exciting non-racing events, including concerts, weddings, conferences, an on-site hotel and the Rocking Horse Nursery.
Newbury Racecourse has a long history. The first recorded racing at Newbury took place in 1805 with ‘Newbury Races’, an annual two-day race meeting at Enborne Heath. The meeting lasted until 1811 when it transferred to Woodhay Heath until 1815.
Newbury Racecourse didn’t exist for another 90 years until Kingsclere trainer John Porter proposed a new racecourse at Newbury. In April 1904, the Newbury Racecourse Company was formed and purchased the land, and construction began of the buildings and stables.
The first-ever race meeting took place at Newbury Racecourse on 26 and 27 September 1905. And over a hundred years later, people are still enjoying racing at the racecourse, which is undergoing a multi-million-pound redevelopment.
Newbury Racecourse has its own station, one stop from Newbury Station, with direct trains from London Paddington on selected major racedays and regular connections from the west.
Newbury Racecourse in Berkshire is easily accessible from Junctions 12 and 13 of the M4, from the M3 and A34.
The racecourse has its own railway station with full details on available services below. For Sat navs, use the postcode RG14 7PN for the easiest access route on racedays.
Arrival on racedays
There is now a new road bridge over the railway line at the eastern end of the racecourse and a new road layout on arrival.
On racedays, all traffic approaching the racecourse from the east, west and north via the M4 (junctions 12 or 13) should travel along the A4 following the racecourse signs and enter the site via Hambridge Road.
For Sat Nav users, the nearest postcode to the bridge is RG14 7PN. If you are travelling from the south from the A339, follow the signs and enter the course via Racecourse Road.
Please follow the yellow event day signage and accompanying brown signs, which will bring you to the site. Once you arrive, the traffic team will direct you to where you need to park.
Arrival on non-racedays
The new road bridge is now permanently open, allowing access to the Main Racecourse Reception, Car Parks 2 and 4 and Nuffield Health on non-racedays. Please note that there is no access to or from Car Park 1 or Stroud Green.
For customers arriving for events on non-racedays, your route will depend on the Car Park you have been allocated. Please visit our Events page for more information.
The Rocking Horse Nursery has a baby room which provides baby changing and feeding facilities for Saturday race days.
Other facilities can be found in the following areas of the racecourse:
The Hampshire stand Ground Floor Ladies
The Grandstand Ground Floor Ladies (entrance nearest The Berkshire stand)
The Berkshire stand Ground Floor Ladies
Toilets are located on each floor of the stands
Cloakroom & Left Luggage
There are currently no cloakroom facilities on site. Racegoers are encouraged not to bring luggage unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Please speak with the nearest steward if you have lost or found a child.
Information can be found at the Berkshire Stand Reception (ground floor).
The taxi drop-off/pick-up point is located outside East Entrance.