Terms & Conditions
Please note, Owners Scheme Terms and Conditions will be included within your Syndicate Agreement, which will be sent to you following your purchase (or can be requested prior). All other terms and conditions relating to the website and Newmarket Racing Club Membership can be found below.
Newmarket Racing Club Membership Terms and Conditions
These Terms and Conditions exist between you and Newmarket Racing Club Limited (company number 09069060) (“the Club”). By applying for Membership with Newmarket Racing Club you agree to be bound by, and comply with, these Terms and Conditions.
Information supplied to Newmarket Racing Club Members (“the Member”) by the Club is for the exclusive use of the individual member and must not be reproduced or distributed in any way without permission. Members must be 18 years of age or over. Please read our full copyright notice below.
If we make significant changes to these Terms and Conditions, Newmarket Racing Club Management (‘’the Club Management) will take appropriate steps to bring such changes to your attention (such as by placing a notice of change in a prominent position on the Newmarket Racing Club website). It is your responsibility to check the Terms and Conditions from time to time to ensure you agree with them and your continued membership will be deemed to be your acceptance of any changes to the Terms and Conditions.
Newmarket Racing Club Membership Offer Summer 2020
In addition to the general membership terms and conditions set out below, the following will apply for the Newmarket Racing Club Membership Offer for Summer 2020 (‘’the Offer”).
I. The Offer will be open for purchase from 24th May 2020 – 31st August 2020. Following this period, previous membership options will resume. The Club may wish, and have the right, to extend the offer period at any time.
II. The Offer is available to new members only, who have purchased the One Thousand Guineas Membership with annual payment. Please note this offer is not applicable to membership purchased via instalments.
III. The Offer entails that from the period of the 1st June, to the 31st August, Members will be able to access the following benefits:
i) FREE RacingTV subscription up to the 31st August!
ii) NewmarketTrainers.com membership (worth £299 annually)
iii) Newmarket Bulletin membership (worth £399 annually)
iv) Quality horses exclusively trained in top Newmarket yards
v) Share of prize monies (as set out in term IV of the membership conditions below)
vi) Exclusive updates and betting information on the club horses
IV. Following the Offer period, the Members 12-month membership will commence with the full package of benefits. – this is dependent on whether it is deemed safe for each benefit to be delivered.
V. The Offer relies upon the resumption of racing as planned on the 1st June (or any date thereafter). The resumption remains subject to agreement from government and an assessment by public health officials in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.
VI. Each full benefit will ONLY be delivered when deemed safe by Club Management who will be taking guidance from the government as well as the consideration and risk of each activity.
VII. New and existing members are entitled to a free RacingTV subscription up until the 31st August.
i) The Club will share your details with RacingTV in order to set up your free subscription.
ii) Newmarket Racing Club have the right, in agreement with RacingTV, to extend the free period should they wish.
iii) Following the 31st August, members have the opportunity to continue their subscription at £10 per month.
iv) Unfortunately, this offer is not available to Virgin Media customers.
v) All other RacingTV terms and conditions apply as standard, and can be found at: https://www.racingtv.com/termsandconditions
VIII. All other Newmarket Racing Club Membership Terms and Conditions apply throughout the both the Offer period and the following 12-month membership period.
Membership Terms and Conditions
I. To apply for Newmarket Racing Club membership, you must fill in your details and make the corresponding payment via accepted methods. Once payment has been processed, you have agreed to membership for the following 12 month period.
II. One Thousand Guineas Membership is available to purchase through either an upfront payment, or through instalments.
i) in the case of both payment options, Members are bound by these terms following the first payment.
ii) The duration of membership shall be a full 12 months from the date the membership is activated, irrespective of the chosen payment option.
iii) Failure to make any instalments of the agreed payment plan can be considered a breach of contract. If a membership payment instalment fails on first attempt, the account will be placed on hold and the member will have 7 days from the date of the failed payment to fulfil the required sum. If payment is not fulfilled after 7 days, the membership could be cancelled, and no refund will be available.
III. Membership will entail a 12 month period from the date of active membership to 12 months thereafter (“the duration”). Membership will remain at a fixed price as stated on application regardless of the start date. Refunds and/or discounts will not be available for those applicants who may wish to shorten their membership.
IV. Membership will be considered active once the Member receives their Confirmation email from the Club and will continue for 12 months. Confirmation emails will include account log in details for the Members area of the Club website, and any other required log-ins.
V. At the end of the Membership duration period, your membership will be automatically renewed for the next 12 month period (and subsequent periods thereafter) unless cancelled by the member. All membership terms and conditions will automatically apply to the renewal membership. By renewing your membership, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions as set out here.
VII. Only one user may be logged in to a single website account at any time and this user may only have one active internet session. Any evidence of this condition not being met will render the account holder liable, his privileges withdrawn and there will be no refund of subscription.
2. Refund Policy
Consumer Legislation entitles the Member to cancel a new contract within 14 days of the date it is concluded (ie. membership confirmed). A buyer may cancel their membership in writing within 14 days of purchase and the Club will refund the full payment. Each new 12 month term will entail the commencement of a new contract. No other refunds of any nature after this time will be entertained.
3. Membership Benefits
Newmarket Racing Club confers on the Member (for the duration of their membership with the Club) certain benefits associated with membership. The benefits in relation to each level of membership are as follows: –
ONE THOUSAND GUINEAS Membership
• Quality horses exclusive trained in top Newmarket yards • Owners badges, access to Parade Ring and Winners Enclosure • Meet our top Trainers and Jockeys • Share of prize monies • Exclusive updates and betting information on the club horses • Distinctive metal members badge • Monthly Stable visit to meet the horses and watch them gallop • Inclusive tour of historic Newmarket • Exclusive ‘members only’ events • Annual membership of NewmarketTrainers.com (worth £299) • Annual membership of Newmarket Bulletin (worth £399) • RacingTV subscription at an exclusive NRC rate of just £10 per month (usually £24.95)
TWO THOUSAND GUINEAS Membership
All of the above, plus…
• Inclusive Hospitality at one of Newmarket’s Premier Events. Choose from: Two Thousand Guineas day, July Cup or Future Champions Day • Inclusive Champagne/Prosecco evening at chosen Newmarket Night (subject to availability) • A Premier Enclosure badge, entry to every Newmarket meeting • Badge holder parking at the front of both courses • Prestigious racecourse facilities on the Rowley Mile and the July Course • Priority Owners badges when Club horses run • Invitations to elite, members only events, guest speakers
4. Terms and Conditions of Membership Benefits
I. Terms and conditions for bespoke and/or corporate membership will also apply and can be requested from Newmarket Racing Club.
II. Club membership will include a number of Club owned horses held under the Newmarket Racing Club name for the benefit of its Members. Please see the conditions set out under Clause 5 for more information on this.
i) The number of Club owned horses may vary throughout the duration of the membership.
ii) The Club intends to have horses in training at all times. However, in unforeseen circumstances they may be an occasion where there are no Club owned horses in training. In this instance, the Club Management will endeavour to do everything in their power to rectify the situation as soon as possible and obtain further stock.
III. When a Newmarket Racing Club owned horse is due to run, Members may apply for an Owners Badge for the event which provides the opportunity to meet the Trainer and Jockey and enter the parade ring.
i) If, in the case, more Members have applied for the badges than the number of Owners Badges available, the badges will be allocated by ballot on the first occasion. Following this, Owners Badges will be distributed on rotation to provide an even share of allocation.
ii) The Club will always endeavour to apply for more badges from the racecourse where required. However, Owners Badges are not guaranteed and are subject to availability.
iii) Badges will first go to owners and/or leaseholders, and thereafter, priority will be given to the Two Thousand Guineas Members that have applied for badges.
iv) In the case that you don’t achieve a badge, the Club will endeavour to negotiate a discounted entrance badge on your behalf. The entrance badges will not guarantee entrance to Owners Enclosure, Parade Ring, or Winner’s Enclosure, and are subject to availability. Any additional badges will also be subject to the relevant racecourse’s terms & conditions.
v) Terms and restrictions will apply to Owners Badges as set out by the racecourse. Entry to the Parade Ring is valid for the race of the Club horse only.
vi) Members must abide by the rules of the racecourse. Failure to do so may result in the Member being restricted from applying for Owners Badges in the future.
IV. Members will be entitled to a share of the prize money for races which have taken place within the duration of their active membership. Prize money is allocated to and held by the Club where entitled if one of the Club horses is placed or wins.
i) The sum distributed to Members per specific race is determined by the relative net total paid to the Club by Weatherbys (excluding VAT), the administrators of British racing or the equivalent in whatsoever country the horse shall run, minus the sum of the trainer’s commission, jockey’s commission, and the logistical, administrative and supplementary fees relative to the horse and event. The remaining sum will be allocated between Club Management, Owners and Members.
ii) Prize money will be distributed on an annual basis in December, and allocation between Members will be dependent on factors such as level and length of membership at the time. Members will not be entitled to a share of prize monies received prior to their membership becoming active or outside of the duration of their membership.
iii) Should any Member leave their membership for any reason or be expelled from the club they will not be entitled to any prize monies.
iv) There can never be any guarantee on the level of prize money, given that this is dependent on how well the horses perform on the racecourse and the quantity of Members at the point of each race. Membership of the Club is intended to be for entertainment purposes only. It is not an investment opportunity and should not be considered as such.
V. Members will receive exclusive updates and betting information on the club horses
i) This information is provided in good faith – the Club accept no responsibility for any loss or damages that may result.
ii) This information will be provided to Members either through the website, email or other means. It is the Members responsibility to ensure they check for updates prior to any event.
VI. All Club Members will receive a distinctive metal Newmarket Racing Club Members badge following activation of their membership.
i) Members understand these badges are for aesthetic and/or identification purposes only. Badges will have no jurisdiction outside of the purpose to identify the Member as a Newmarket Racing Club Member only and are strictly non-transferable.
ii) Newmarket Racing Club Members badges will not allow entry to any event under the benefits of the Club – unless specifically stated for individual events. For racecourse events, Members will always require an additional entry badge.
iii) When a Member chooses to wear their Club badge, they must ensure their behaviour is not prejudicial to the good reputation of the Club and its Members. Any failure to do so may result in membership being cancelled and benefits removed. Club Management’s decision is final and binding.
VII. Stable visits will be offered to Members on a monthly basis within the duration of their membership.
i) Members may be entitled to bring guests. An additional charge may be applicable. This will be on a case by case basis. Number of potential guest spaces to be confirmed dependent on availability.
ii) Stable visits will take place on mutually agreed dates between the Club and Trainers.
iii) The Club horse and/or Trainer may not necessarily be in attendance at the stable visit if they have prior engagements. Dates will be determined to best suit all parties.
iv) Members and their guests must act accordingly when around horses and must act under the guidance of their chaperone at all times. Failure to do so may result in the Member being excluded from future stable visits.
v) The Club shall not be held responsible for any loss or injury sustained during the stable visits. Stable visits are at the Members own risk.
VIII. Membership shall include a tour of historic Newmarket, as arranged with Discover Newmarket, for the Member. Dates will be subject to availability and mutually agreed. Discover Newmarket’s own terms and conditions will also apply.
IX. Members may be invited to exclusive ad hoc events and hospitality by the Club throughout the duration of their membership.
i) Events will be announced via the Club’s website or conveyed via email or other such media and the club will attempt to bring these to the attention of all Members. The club accepts no responsibility for the Members ignorance of such events.
ii) Members may be entitled to bring guests. An additional charge may be applicable. Events and additional charges will be determined on a case by case basis and clearly communicated to Members.
iii) Newmarket Racing Club and/or the venue have the right to make changes to an advertised event as deemed appropriate.
iv) Events are subject to cancellation at any time. This may be due to unforeseen circumstances whereby the Club or the venue are not responsible.
v) Entry and/or tickets to such events may not be sold on or transferred. Once allocated a space, there will be no refund should a Member not be able to attend.
vi) Booking of such events must be made in advance and are subject to availability.
vii) Individual events will have their own terms and conditions of entry and attendance which shall be abided by at all times.
viii) The Club reserves the right to refuse entry and to eject Members and/or their guests from a Newmarket Racing Club event for any reason deemed appropriate. Club Management’s decision is final and binding.
ix) Should a Member find issue with an event that hinders their experience, this should be brought to the attention of a member of Club Management as soon as possible who will do their best to rectify the issue. Failure to do so will render any subsequent complaint void.
X. Any additional terms and conditions for the use of the annual membership of NewmarketTrainers.com can be found at www.NewmarketTrainers.com. Membership will commence from the date confirmation email is received by member, for 12 months.
XI. Any additional terms and conditions for the use of the annual membership of Newmarket Bulletin can be found at www.NewmarketBulletin.com. Membership will commence from the date confirmation email is received by member, for 12 months.
XII. Members are entitled an exclusive RacingTV subscription rate of £10 per month.
i) The Club may share your details with RacingTV in order to set up your subscription.
ii) Following initial sign-up process, the contract rests between the Member and RacingTV.
iii) Unfortunately, this offer is not available to Virgin Media customers.
iv) All other RacingTV terms and conditions apply as standard, and can be found at: https://www.racingtv.com/termsandconditions
XIII. Two Thousand Guineas Members will be entitled to an inclusive day of hospitality provided by the Club at one of Newmarket’s premier race days.
i) Members can choose from either Two Thousand Guineas Day, July Cup Day or Dubai Future Champions Day. Hospitality days will be subject to availability.
ii) Members will only be able to choose a hospitality day which falls within the duration of their membership.
iii) Hospitality per Member will entail a 3-course lunch including fine wine.
iv) Members may be able to bring guests at an extra charge. This will be subject to available space and will be communicated to Members prior to booking. This will be determined on a case by case basis.
v) Booking for hospitality days must be made in advance with Newmarket Racing Club.
vi) Additional terms and conditions will apply as set out by Newmarket Racecourses for each individual event. Once spaces have been allocated and confirmed, they will be deemed non-transferable.
XIV. Two Thousand Guineas Members will be entitled to a Champagne/Prosecco evening at the Newmarket Night of their choice within the duration of their membership. Subject to availability.
i) Each Member will receive a bottle of prosecco or champagne at their chosen Newmarket Night.
ii) Once the list of acts are announced for Newmarket Nights, these will be communicated to Two Thousand Guineas Members for them to make their selection. Members will only be able to choose a Newmarket Night which falls within the duration of their membership.
iii) Newmarket Nights of choice for membership during 2020 are between Tom Jones on 24th July OR Alfie Boe on 14th August.
iv) Bookings for Newmarket Nights with the Club must be made in advance.
v) Newmarket Racing Club will not be held responsible for any changes to the schedule or acts appearing at Newmarket Nights.
vi) Additional terms and conditions will apply as set out by Newmarket Racecourses for each individual event.
XV. Two Thousand Guineas Members will receive a Premier Enclosure badge to allow the Member entry into every Newmarket meeting within the duration of their membership. The holder of this badge is also entitled to privileged badge holder parking in front of both racecourses.
i) Members who are allocated a Premier Enclosure badge accept that their details may be held by The Jockey Club and/or Newmarket Racecourses and could be deemed to be a customer of such.
ii) Further terms and conditions as set out by Newmarket Racecourses will apply and can be found at www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/newmarket/
iii) Premier Enclosure badges will be assigned following the activation of membership and will remain valid for the remainder of that year.
iv) Badges are non-transferable and cannot be sold or gifted to third parties.
v) Premier Enclosure badges are subject to availability and are distributed on a first come first served basis.
XVI. Corporate Membership will include Two Thousand Guineas Membership benefits as set out in clause 3. All previous terms and conditions as relevant to these benefits will apply.
i) Corporate Membership will also entail advertising benefits, which will entail:
– Branding insert featured on Market Squares page on both NewmarketTrainers.com and NewmarketRacingClub.com
– E-newsletter banner inclusion to NRC database
– Social Media posts promoting you/your business
– Invitations to networking events hosted throughout the year
– Opportunities for race sponsorship
– Branding within our hospitality areas throughout the year
– 2 x Champions Lawn tickets for July Festival allowing networking opportunities with like-minded businesses
ii) More advertising opportunities may become available and will be communicated to Corporate Members as and when they do so.
iii) Further terms will apply to advertising benefits and can be requested from club management.
iv) Premier Enclosure badges retained under Corporate Memberships may be transferable within the company. Newmarket Racecourses own terms and conditions will apply.
XVII. Newmarket Racing Club Management will regularly review the membership benefits and have the right to introduce or withdraw benefits at any time.
5. General Club Terms and Conditions
I. Newmarket Racing Club Limited is a wholly independent company which has no affiliation to Newmarket Racecourses, The Jockey Club, Discover Newmarket or any other commercial entity contained herein, other than the commercial arrangement to purchase badges, hospitality and other services as described.
II. Members understand that membership with Newmarket Racing Club does not automatically entitle them to entry or benefit of any of the previously named bodies. All bookings and ticket allocations will be carried out through the Club and not directly with suppliers – unless otherwise stated.
III. All administration and management decisions, specifically including those relating to Club horses and trainers shall be determined by the Newmarket Racing Club Management. Club Management decisions are final.
IV. Members understand that the full legal and equitable ownership of the Club horses remain with the Newmarket Racing Club Limited and its associated owners. Members have no legal or equitable rights in relation to the Club horses.
i) The selection of purchase and selection of trainer for each horse shall be the sole responsibility of the Club Management. Management’s decision is final and binding.
ii) Club Management have the right to sell and purchase Club horses as they see fit.
iii) In the occasion that a Club horse is deemed suitable for retirement, Club Management and the associated owners remain solely responsible for the relocation of the horse.
V. Once a Club horse has been declared to run, Members understand that the Club Management and the trainer have the right to take the horse out of the race as they see necessary. This may be due to health of the horse or conditions of the race. Club Management and the trainer’s decision are final. The Club will endeavour to relay this information to Members as soon as possible.
VI. The Club and thereby each of its Members agree to be bound by the Rules of Racing as enforced by The British Horseracing Authority.
VII. All Intellectual Property including those intellectual property rights relating to the image and name of any racehorse, the Newmarket Racing Club name and logo, and the Newmarket Racing Club registered racing colours are and shall remain legally and beneficially vested with the Club Management alone.
VIII. Where a Member regularly fails to abide by the relevant rules and dress code, or, acts in an inappropriate manner, the Member may be barred from attending future events and may not be able to renew his/her Club membership. In extreme circumstances the Club Management have the right to cancel Membership and the Member’s benefits will cease immediately – no refund will be made. The Club Managers decision is final and binding. Any person who may be banned from a racecourse or an encompassing body will not be eligible to become a Member of Newmarket Racing Club.
IX. Management will endeavour to communicate with Members in the form of emails, website updates, texts and phone calls in relation to events and races. Management will not be responsible should a Member fail to check their communications.
X. Copyright exists in all promotional marketing materials and images therein and remain the sole property of the Club.
XI. By obtaining Newmarket Racing Club membership, Members give the Club their consent to use their image in any live or recorded video or picture, public material, promotional materials or on the Club website.
XII. Members are not permitted to use their membership or an associated element for any commercial purpose.
XIII. Newmarket Racing Club will inform Members of any changes/cancellations made to events or activities by either the Club or external bodies given adequate timescales. The Club will endeavour to inform Members of any last-minute changes to races or events. It is the Members responsibility to digest any such notification.
XIV. Membership or any elements of such cannot be sold to third parties. Membership or any elements of such cannot be loaned or gifted to any third parties unless previously agreed between the Club and the Member. By doing so a member could be in breach of their contract and their membership could be cancelled immediately. The Club Management’s decisions are final and binding.
XV. Any tickets or badges issued to Members remain the property of Newmarket Racing Club at all times.
XVI. Postage costs may apply to overseas Members.
XVII. Members must be aged 18 or over.
XVIII. Club Management will endeavour to apply best practice in all activities using their skill and experience.
XIX. Newmarket Racing Club Management has the right to expel any Members who fail to abide by these Terms & Conditions. At which point membership will cease immediately and the Member will no longer be entitled to any of the benefits. No refund shall be made. Club Management decision is final and binding.
The information within this website is provided as general information only and under no circumstances does it constitute any form of advice. Newmarket Racing Club assumes absolutely no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage that may arise from the information contained within this website or materials, including any errors or omissions. Newmarket Racing Club accepts no responsibility for the information contained on linked or advertised sites or for any of the contents within these sites. Your acceptance to this statement is demonstrated by your membership with Newmarket Racing Club.
7. Website Availability
We will make every reasonable effort to ensure the website is continuously available and that interruptions to service will be kept to a minimum and, where possible, advertised in advance. However, we do not promise that the website, products or individual features will be available at all times or at specific times. There will be no right to compensation or refunds, in full or part, arising from interruptions to service or non-availability of products unless expressly covered elsewhere in these terms and conditions nor any liability accepted for losses, direct or implied, arising from the same.
I. Personal Information may be submitted by you when registering or when using the website.How your Personal Information will be used
Newmarket Racing Club will process your Personal Information to administer your membership and benefits, maintain our accounts and records, monitor website usage levels and the quality of the service we provide and to inform you, from time to time, about products and services that we consider may interest you.
II. To whom and where personal information may be disclosed
Your Personal Information may be transferred or disclosed to third parties subject to appropriate agreement, for the processing of that Personal Information on our behalf. The Group may, from time to time, retain third parties to process your Personal Information for the purposes listed above and such processing will be governed by a contract in the form required by law.
Where required by law, your Personal Information may also be disclosed to an applicable governmental, regulatory, or enforcement authority.
III. General Information & Consent
By providing your Personal Information and registering with us or logging on with us when you enter our website, you explicitly consent to the Group processing and disclosing your Personal Information for the purposes, and otherwise in the manner, set out on this page, or as otherwise provided in accordance with the Terms and Conditions. No card details will be stored on this site.
If you wish to qualify, vary, modify or limit your consent in relation to marketing communications or in circumstances where any processing of your data is likely to cause damage or distress or such other circumstances as the law allows then you may do so in accordance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by notifying us in writing. You may also at any time request a copy of your Personal Information held by the Group. Our contact details are located in the Contact us pages of our website.
In accordance with the Terms and Conditions, Newmarket Racing Club reserves the right to alter the purposes for which it processes your Personal Information.
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These Terms and Conditions exist between you and Newmarket Racing Club. By registering with Newmarket Racing Club and using the Membership Benefits you agree to be bound by, and comply with, these Terms and Conditions. Newmarket Racing Club reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time.
Terms and Conditions last updated 14/08/20