GATES WILL OPEN TWO HOURS BEFORE THE FIRST RACE
At Taunton we offer owners the following facilities:
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 a complimentary dish of the day, tea, coffee and biscuits.
Badges. Entry to the Racecourse is via the Pass System.
Our policy is to give six complimentary Owners’ badges per runner to sole Owners and Syndicates, with a further four badges available for purchase at £15 each.
Where syndicates have in excess of ten members attending, the standard six Owners’ badges will be provided, plus four purchased Owners’ badges;
Any further badges required for Syndicate members will be members’ badges (not Owners) and will be charged at half price – £10.
Please note only those wearing Owners’ badges will be granted access into the paddock and the Owners’ lounge.
Representatives of Partnerships and Syndicates are asked to 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.
Syndicates. Please will the syndicate manager/leader/representative 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 ensure that all owners coming racing are given a copy of this letter.
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.
Vouchers (up to 10 per horse) will be issued to accompany owners’ tickets and can be exchanged for complimentary food or snacks in the Owners Lounge.
Alternately, discounts using these vouchers can also be obtained at any restaurant or food outlet on the Racecourse.
Trainers can also request a food voucher from the Owners’ desk upon arrival.
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 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).
A memento will be presented to the winning owner following each race with champagne and refreshments available to review the race along with a complimentary recording.
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.
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