The Owners and Trainers Facility is generously sponsored by Stables Business Park
GATES WILL OPEN TWO HOURS BEFORE THE FIRST RACE
At Taunton we offer Owners the following:
- A designated Car Park.
- A reserved viewing area on the Grandstand steps opposite the finishing line.
- An Owners & Trainers Lounge on the ground floor of the Paddock Stand with complimentary light meals, tea, coffee and biscuits.
- Access to the Annual Members Restaurant on the first floor of the Paddock Stand (reservations only, details below).
- An Owners and Trainers Liaison.
Directions to the racecourse can be found by following this link. The designated Owners and Trainers car park is signposted; please display your parking label, which is distributed by Weatherbys with your owners’ letter.
Going & Weather
For the latest Going & Weather report follow this link.
Entry to the Racecourse is via the PASS System. Please request your badges via the PASS website using your online login. Alternatively, owners (or syndicate managers) may email through a list of those requiring badges to the office before 10.30am on race days quoting your PASS card number. This information is essential for us in order to grant you speedy entrance to the racecourse and to deal with queries in advance.
Please have your PASS card number to hand if you wish to order badges over the phone – this is due to the increasing number of fraudulent requests by people who are not owners.
Six complimentary Owners’ badges and six complimentary food vouchers per runner, with a further four Owners’ badges and food vouchers available for purchase at £10 each.
Six complimentary Owners’ badges and six complimentary food vouchers per runner, with a further four badges and food vouchers available for purchase at £10 each. Where syndicates have in excess of ten members attending, further badges required will be Members’ badges (not Owners) and will be charged at £10 per person (this does not include a food voucher).
Please note only those wearing Owners’ badges will be granted access into the Paddock and the Owners’ lounge. Numbers must be limited to avoid overcrowding of both the Paddock and the lounge.
Please can syndicate managers ensure that all owners coming racing are given a copy of the Owners letter.
Trainers are provided with an O&T badge and complimentary food voucher for themselves, and one additional O&T badge and food voucher for a guest.
One food voucher accompanies each Owners & Trainers badge. This can be exchanged for a complimentary light meal in the Owners Lounge. Alternately, discounts using these vouchers can also be obtained at any restaurant or food outlet on the Racecourse.
All owners are guaranteed a seat in the Annual Members’ restaurant, with a two course lunch available for £20 (£12.50 in exchange for your food voucher) if you reserve before 4pm on the day of declaration on 01823 337172 (option 4).
The same telephone number should be used for the more formal Orchard Restaurant, if preferred, where a £7.50 discount will be offered in exchange for your food voucher (subject to availability as this restaurant can get fully booked up weeks in advance).
The Taunton area offers a wide range of accommodation. A few suggestions include The Castle Hotel (4* in Taunton), Taunton House Hotel (3* in Taunton), Octon Lodge (comfortable B&B approx. 400m away) and the Greyhound Inn (country pub with rooms, approx. 3.5 miles away).
Parade Ring Guidelines
For obvious safety reasons during busy meetings, it is necessary to limit the number of individuals in the parade ring in order to avoid overcrowding. Only those wearing Owners & Trainers badges and stable staff may enter the Parade Ring. Strictly no children under the age of 16 may enter the Parade Ring. All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
A memento will be presented to the winning owner/s following each race. Winning owners and connections will then be invited to the Winning Owners Room by a member of staff to watch a re-run of the race, accompanied by champagne and refreshments.
All winning owners are presented with a memento photograph after the race. For further photographs and enquiries please see the Pinnacle Photo Agency website .
In the event of an accident to the horse or rider, the starter’s car will be available for Owners/Trainers to use in order to get out onto the course. It is based at the foot of the control tower by the main crossing after each race until all horses/jockeys are clear of the course.
Kerry Gilding and Lucy Knight are based in the Racecourse Office (opposite the Parade Ring) to make sure you are looked after on the day. Please feel free to pass on feedback directly to them about any part of your experience at Taunton. Alternatively please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01823 337 172 (option 1).