What to take to the races
If you are likely to have a flutter, you will need cash for betting. Most bookmakers take a minimum bet of €5, but this is clearly displayed on their boards to avoid embarrassment. The tote will take bets from €2. Tote betting vouchers can be purchased with credit and debit cards at various tote information points.
A racecard is a good investment, with a detailed guide to everything that is going on each day plus features and tips. These cost €3.00. If you want to do some homework beforehand, race details and tips are in the sports pages of national newspapers, or on www.racingpost.com or via our own website.
You are welcome to bring a camera, but please disable the flash as sudden bright lights upset horses. Binoculars are also good for following the action and can be hired at the course if you don’t own any, but there are also big screens in prominent positions to enable you to watch the racing.
If you are planning to eat in one of our restaurants, please book in advance. Full details are contained in the Bars & Dining section.