The Hill is the famous area at the centre of the racecourse and is usually the heart of the party as people flock to its unique carnival atmosphere. No tickets are required to access the Hill on either day - just turn up and enjoy!
The best places to bet are the totepool counters located across the Racecourse or with the bookmakers who are situated in the betting ring at the front of the Grandstand Enclosure, in the betting ring on The Hill and in the Lonsdale, Walton and Upper Tattenham Enclosures.
You can enjoy a wide range of catering outlets and bars at Epsom Downs. From the seafood bar in the Queen’s Stand to fast food outlets outside of the Duchess’s Stand, there is something to satisfy most taste buds!
They are strictly forbidden in all enclosures including The Hill due to their proximity to the track. This is part of the Epsom and Walton Downs Act(the byelaw states) That a person shall not, without the consent of the Conservators, “camp or light fires” on the Downs; it is an offence to contravene the byelaws. This includes bonfires and BBQs.
Queen’s Stand customers should meet by the statue of the horse Generous by the Parade Ring. Duchess’s Stand customers should meet outside the main entrance and customers in trackside enclosures such as Tattenham Straight or Lonsdale can arrange to meet by specific furlong markers. We advise all race goers to use mobile phones to keep in touch with the rest of their party.
We recommend you take cash out before you arrive at Epsom Downs Racecourse. Although there are cash points in the Queen’s Stand and Duchess’s Stand they often have long queues. If you’re on The Hill or in any of the coach enclosures there is no access to cash points. Epsom Town Centre and the parade of shops near Tattenham Corner Station are the nearest cash points.
Epsom Downs works hard to cater to the needs of its disabled race goers, offering preferential parking, accessible toilets, a reserved viewing platform by the rails, ramp and lift facilities (with the best facilities being in the Queen’s Stand). Please call our Ticketing Team for more information or if you have a specific requirement.
If you are in hospitality, you can expect that a racecard will be provided for you. Please note that this is dependant on the package you have bought. Otherwise a racecard is an essential investment which contains all the information you will need for a day at the races. They are sold from kiosks across the course on race days.
You may use a camera in the normal public enclosures, as long as the photographs are not for commercial use. Commercial photographers need to apply for accreditation to attend race days. To do this, please contact S-J on 0207 736 2494 or firstname.lastname@example.org