Tickets

1. Public grandstands A and B

seats

2.Covered stand A and B

Seats

This ticket gives access to the covered main stands A and B that are set up there is height of the Gaverbeek obstacle, which is jumped during the ING Great Steeple-Chase of Flanders.

From these stands you can enjoy the best view of the Gaverbeek. Experience up close how the jump over this famous stream is taken. The stands are located in the zone “weighing area A”. In addition to numerous drinks – and food stands within this zone, there are also many betting counters provided to take a big or small gamble on one or more runs.

This ticket can be purchased online and in advance in the secretariat of the Koninklijke Waregemse Koersvereniging whereby the places in the stands themselves can be chosen and so reserved (insofar as the COVID-19 measures will have to be taken into account or not).

Please note:

The Royal WaregemSe Koersvereniging reserves the right to change the pre-allocated seats in the stands A and B as a result of the prevailing corona measures on 31/08/2021.

Price tickets : 60 euros (+0.50 euros administration fee)

Access hippodrome via gates 1 and 2

All tickets can be purchased:

  1. online : from 01 July 2021
  2. presale in the KWKV secretariat : from 01 July 2021 during opening hours

2. Weegplaats

Standing places / seats

This ticket gives access to the zones “weegplaats, zones A and B”. Both zones are demarcated by the border with the Holstraat and the fence of the middle square – hippodrome and is paved by asphalt.

Within these zones you have a good view of the races and of the main and most spectacular obstacles during the steeple-races (Gaverbeeksprong, Irish berm, …).

In this zone there are several drinking and eating tents to satisfy thirst and hunger. Betting options are also provided.

With this ticket you do not have access to the VIP locations.

This ticket can be purchased online and in presale in the secretariat of the Koninklijke Waregemse Koersvereniging.

weegplaats area A : access Hippodrome via gates 1 and 2.

weegplaats area B : access Hippodrome via gate 12.

Price/ticket 25 euros (+ 0.50 € administrative costs)

All tickets can be purchased:

  1. online : from 08/06/2021 for the quick decision makers!
  2. in the event of presale in the secretariat from 01/07/2021 during opening hours .

3. Infield

Standing places

This ticket gives access to the middle square – zone C of the hippodrome, where you are in the middle of the arena, as it were.

Within this zone you have a full 360° view of the runs. This zone is also an ideal location for families who want to experience Waregem Koerse together with children. In this zone there are several drinking and eating tents to satisfy thirst and hunger. Betting options are also provided.

This ticket can be purchased online and in presale in the secretariat of the Koninklijke Waregemse Koersvereniging.

Access: hippodrome via gates 5 and 6.

Price/ticket 12 euros (+ 0.50 euro administration fee)

All tickets can be purchased:

  1. online : from 08/06/2021.
  2. in case of presale in the KWKV secretariat from 01/07/2021 during opening hours.

 

173rd Waregem Koerse

Tuesday 31 August 2021

Waregem Koerse as planned on 31 August

Traditions do not need to be touched, even in strange Corona times like this. For a while, the rumour was that Waregem Koerse would be postponed one day to Wednesday 1 September, in the hope that more would be allowed in September.

“We have to take all possible scenarios into account in a special Corona year, but it is a tradition that Waregem Koerse takes place on the Tuesday after the last Sunday of August, so we do not want to change that”, explains general manager Bram Vandewalle. “And who knows, there may be more easing in the coming weeks.”

Arabian thoroughbreds

“We were equally certain that Waregem Koerse would be able to continue on 31 August in front of a limited audience. We are in constant contact with the government authorities, so we hope to get clarity soon about the exact measures and therefore also about the exact number of spectators. Waregem Koerse is a total experience that deserves a lot of people. All the usual ingredients will be present again. More than that, we also provide something completely new with a competition for Arabian thoroughbred horses. Waregem Koerse new look.”

4Brain

A lot of attention is also paid to the charity. There are the duo races for companies again. All duos race for nice amounts that are donated to a charity that chooses a company within the broader framework of the UGent 4Brain Fund, founded by the renowned Professor Paul Boon. 4Brain researches brain disorders.

Ticket sales

It is clear that Waregem Koerse now shifts a few gears higher. “And important”, continues Bram Vandewalle, “we have been flexible. We have taken into account different scenarios. There are also new VIP formulas. Companies can welcome their guests in their own corona-free Club House, a private VIP tent, so to say.”

Of course, as many spectators as possible are also counted on on the middle square (tickets at 12 euros) and in the zone ‘weighing place’ (tickets at 25 euros), all in corona-free conditions. For tickets you can go to the website of Waregem Koerse, www.waregemkoerse.be from next Wednesday, 16June.

“It will be a 173rd edition that many people are already looking forward to”, waregem’s mayor Kurt Vanryckeghem also enthusiastically announces. “Waregem Koerse is the annual apotheosis of a week in which Waregem is central.”