Children under the age of 18 years attending the races must be accompanied by a responsible adult gain free entry to the racecourse.

Children must accompany Parent, Legal Guardian’s or Owner/s to the Race Day Office to be given a junior wristband, which will allow them entry to the Members Reserve.

  1. Persons under the age of 18 years of age are not permitted entry to the racecourse unless accompanied by their Legal Guardian or Loco Parentis.
    1. A parent, step-parent or guardian of the minor
    2. A person who is, for time being, in loco parentis to the minor. This person must be 25 years of age or older and be able to verify to the satisfaction of the ATC their relationship to the minor
  2. Definition – In Loco Parentis the term “Loco Parentis” describes a relationship similar to that of a parent to a child; specifically it refers to an individual who assumes parental status and responsibilities for another individual, usually a young person, without formally adopting that person.

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Please be advised that children under the age of 16 are not permitted in the red zone areas of any of the racecourses. EXCEPT for post-race winner presentation photos, where each child must be accompanied by a responsible adult and under their control.

The ‘red zone’ areas are: Horse stalls, path to parade ring, parade ring inner, path to racecourse and racetrack.

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