What's On

Tue 18 Apr 2017

The bet365 Craven Meeting

Featured Event
Wed 19 Apr 2017

The bet365 Craven Meeting

Featured Event
Thu 20 Apr 2017

The bet365 Craven Meeting

Featured Event
Sat 06 May 2017

QIPCO Guineas Festival

Featured Event
Sun 07 May 2017

QIPCO Guineas Festival

Featured Event
Thu 18 May 2017

Spring Thursday Evening Racing

Fri 19 May 2017

Spring Friday

Sat 20 May 2017

Spring Saturday

Fri 23 Jun 2017

Little Mix Live at Newmarket Nights

The Jockey Club Live & Newmarket Nights Presents: An Evening at the Races featuring Little Mix

Sat 24 Jun 2017

Summer Saturday

Thu 29 Jun 2017

Summer Thursday

Sat 01 Jul 2017

Summer Saturday

Thu 13 Jul 2017

Moet & Chandon July Festival

Featured Event
Fri 14 Jul 2017

Moet & Chandon July Festival

Featured Event
Sat 15 Jul 2017

Darley July Cup

Featured Event
Sat 22 Jul 2017

Summer Saturday

Sat 29 Jul 2017

Summer Saturday

Sat 05 Aug 2017

Summer Saturday

Sat 12 Aug 2017

Summer Saturday

Fri 18 Aug 2017

Olly Murs at Newmarket Nights

Jockey Club Live and Newmarket Racecourse present afternoon racing followed by music from Olly Murs.

Sat 19 Aug 2017

Summer Saturday

Fri 25 Aug 2017

Summer Bank Holiday Weekend

Sat 26 Aug 2017

Jess Glynne at Newmarket Summer Saturday Live

Jockey Club Live and Newmarket Racecourse present afternoon racing followed by music from Jess Glynne

Sat 23 Sep 2017

Cesarewitch Trial Day

Thu 28 Sep 2017

Cambridgeshire Thursday

Fri 29 Sep 2017

Cambridgeshire Friday

Sat 30 Sep 2017

Cambridgeshire Day

Sat 07 Oct 2017

Tattersalls Millions Day

Fri 13 Oct 2017

Future Champions Festival

Sat 14 Oct 2017

Future Champions Festival

Wed 25 Oct 2017

Two Year Old Day

Fri 03 Nov 2017

Final Meeting Friday

Sat 04 Nov 2017

Final Meeting Saturday

Exclusive Packages

Make it an experience ...

Two Night Bell inn package

18 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017

  • Premier Enclosure For Tuesday and Wednesday
  • King size room at The bell inn newmarket
from
£199.00
per person
(based on 2 sharing)

The Craven Meeting signals the start of the flat season and the beginning an exciting spring and summer of quality racing at Newmarket Racecourse.

Racing Breaks are delighted to offer this 2 night package which includes a premier Enclosure ticket for both the Tuesday and Wednesday of the Craven meeting and two nights accommodation at The bell inn Newmarket from Tuesday 18th April to Thursday 20th April.

Your Package Includes


  • Two nights accommodation at The bell inn Newmarket

  • Premier Enclosure Ticket for both Tuesday and Wednesday

  • Breakfast on the Wednesday and Thursday morning

Optional Extras


  • Add an additional night at The bell inn Newmarket

  • Add an additional race day ticket for Thursday

  • Upgrade to Deluxe room

Prices for extras available upon request

Additional Information


The Hotel

In January 2011 After 14 years of neglect the Bell Inn was returned to the open Market after a 3 Month refurbishment including a total revamp of the kitchen facilities it opened the doors on 2nd July 2011. The best effort has been made to return the building & Bars to its original state as far as possible to show off the beams and fireplaces.

In July 2016 10 Bed & Breakfast rooms all with en-suite were constructed. Ideal for a family or getaway when visiting local Newmarket racecourse.

Premier Enclosure Ticket

An admission badge at the Premier Enclosure offers guests both second to none facilities and the finest views from the racecourse of both the track and the stage. Guests will also have wider access to a diverse choice of food and drink outlets as well as the Grandstand & Paddock and Family Enclosures where the bookmakers are located. A strict dress code applies to the Premier Enclosure, requiring gentleman to wear a collared shirt and this is outlined in more detail below.

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Two Night Bell inn package

14 Jul 2017 - 16 Jul 2017

  • Premier Enclosure For Saturday and Sunday
  • King size room at The bell inn newmarket
from
£219.00
per person
(based on 2 sharing)

The picturesque July Course at Newmarket is the setting for top class racing action at the beginning of July. The most prestigious race run over the 3 days is the Darley July Cup, which is a Group 1, 6 furlong sprint race which attracts the fastest horses from around the world.

Racing Breaks are delighted to offer this 2 night package which includes a premier Enclosure ticket for both the Friday and Saturday of The Moët & Chandon July Festival and two nights accommodation at The bell inn Newmarket from Friday 14th July to Sunday 16th July.

Your Package Includes


  • Two nights accommodation at The bell inn Newmarket

  • Premier Enclosure Ticket for both the Friday and Saturday

  • Breakfast on the Saturday and Sunday morning

Optional Extras


  • Add an additional night at The bell inn Newmarket

  • Add an additional race day ticket for Thursday

  • Upgrade to Deluxe room

  • Upgrade tickets to Champagne Lawn

Prices for extras available upon request

Additional Information


The Hotel

In January 2011 After 14 years of neglect the Bell Inn was returned to the open Market after a 3 Month refurbishment including a total revamp of the kitchen facilities it opened the doors on 2nd July 2011. The best effort has been made to return the building & Bars to its original state as far as possible to show off the beams and fireplaces.

In July 2016 10 Bed & Breakfast rooms all with en-suite were constructed. Ideal for a family or getaway when visiting local Newmarket racecourse.

Premier Enclosure Ticket

An admission badge at the Premier Enclosure offers guests both second to none facilities and the finest views from the racecourse of both the track and the stage. Guests will also have wider access to a diverse choice of food and drink outlets as well as the Grandstand & Paddock and Family Enclosures where the bookmakers are located. A strict dress code applies to the Premier Enclosure, requiring gentleman to wear a collared shirt and this is outlined in more detail below.

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Discover Newmarket Short Head Tour

15 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017

  • Tour
  • N/A
from
£54.00
per person

This popular half-day morning tour is ideal for people with other afternoon plans or those just wanting a glimpse into the world of racing. You will spend the morning visiting the gallops, a trainer's yard and then onto the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art or The National Stud (see set dates). Your time spent in the trainer's yard gives you an opportunity to see your favourite stars and meet the team behind scenes. Due to racing commitments we can't guarantee you will meet the trainer but if not, there will always be a member of senior staff on hand to give you the inside track!

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Discover Newmarket Raceday Tour

06 May 2017 - 06 May 2017

  • Tour and Premier Enclosure Ticket
  • N/A
from
£137.50
per person

This is the perfect tour to combine with one of the fantastic days provided by Newmarket Racecourses. Start your day visiting the famous gallops and watch some of the 3,000 racehorses exercising on 2,500 acres of Jockey Club Estates land. After a driven tour around the town you will visit the fascinating National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art where you can learn about the royal connections to the town and the history of where racing began, right here! You will then be taken up to the Racecourse for an exclusive behind the scenes tour. Your Premier Enclosure badges which are included in the price of the tour take you into the most prestigious enclosures on the course where you can enjoy an afternoon of exciting racing.

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Discover Newmarket Raceday Tour

15 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017

  • Tour and Premier Enclosure Ticket
  • N/A
from
£137.50
per person

This is the perfect tour to combine with one of the fantastic days provided by Newmarket Racecourses. Start your day visiting the famous gallops and watch some of the 3,000 racehorses exercising on 2,500 acres of Jockey Club Estates land. After a driven tour around the town you will visit the fascinating National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art where you can learn about the royal connections to the town and the history of where racing began, right here! You will then be taken up to the Racecourse for an exclusive behind the scenes tour. Your Premier Enclosure badges which are included in the price of the tour take you into the most prestigious enclosures on the course where you can enjoy an afternoon of exciting racing.

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Discover Newmarket Short Head Tour

06 May 2017 - 06 May 2017

  • Tour
  • N/A
from
£54.00
per person

This popular half-day morning tour is ideal for people with other afternoon plans or those just wanting a glimpse into the world of racing. You will spend the morning visiting the gallops, a trainer's yard and then onto the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art or The National Stud (see set dates). Your time spent in the trainer's yard gives you an opportunity to see your favourite stars and meet the team behind scenes. Due to racing commitments we can't guarantee you will meet the trainer but if not, there will always be a member of senior staff on hand to give you the inside track!

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Discover Newmarket Raceday Tour

07 May 2017 - 07 May 2017

  • Tour and Premier Enclosure Ticket
  • N/A
from
£137.50
per person

This is the perfect tour to combine with one of the fantastic days provided by Newmarket Racecourses. Start your day visiting the famous gallops and watch some of the 3,000 racehorses exercising on 2,500 acres of Jockey Club Estates land. After a driven tour around the town you will visit the fascinating National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art where you can learn about the royal connections to the town and the history of where racing began, right here! You will then be taken up to the Racecourse for an exclusive behind the scenes tour. Your Premier Enclosure badges which are included in the price of the tour take you into the most prestigious enclosures on the course where you can enjoy an afternoon of exciting racing.

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Discover Newmarket Raceday Tour

13 Jul 2017 - 13 Jul 2017

  • Tour and Premier Enclosure Ticket
  • N/A
from
£137.50
per person

This is the perfect tour to combine with one of the fantastic days provided by Newmarket Racecourses. Start your day visiting the famous gallops and watch some of the 3,000 racehorses exercising on 2,500 acres of Jockey Club Estates land. After a driven tour around the town you will visit the fascinating National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art where you can learn about the royal connections to the town and the history of where racing began, right here! You will then be taken up to the Racecourse for an exclusive behind the scenes tour. Your Premier Enclosure badges which are included in the price of the tour take you into the most prestigious enclosures on the course where you can enjoy an afternoon of exciting racing.

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Discover Newmarket Raceday Tour

14 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017

  • Tour and Premier Enclosure Ticket
  • N/A
from
£137.50
per person

This is the perfect tour to combine with one of the fantastic days provided by Newmarket Racecourses. Start your day visiting the famous gallops and watch some of the 3,000 racehorses exercising on 2,500 acres of Jockey Club Estates land. After a driven tour around the town you will visit the fascinating National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art where you can learn about the royal connections to the town and the history of where racing began, right here! You will then be taken up to the Racecourse for an exclusive behind the scenes tour. Your Premier Enclosure badges which are included in the price of the tour take you into the most prestigious enclosures on the course where you can enjoy an afternoon of exciting racing.

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The Winning Post Pavilion Hospitality

06 May 2017 - 06 May 2017

  • Premier Admission Badges
  • N/A
from
£289.20
per person
(based on 2 sharing)

The Winning Post Pavilion

FeelTheThunder

Enjoy a fabulous day of top hospitality and racing at the heart of the action in our Winning Post Pavilion, with the envious view as the winners of the QIPCO 2000 & 1000 Guineas fly past the finishing post and become Champions.

The incredible Winning Post Pavilion will return to the 2017 QIPCO Festival, 6 - 7 May 2017. This premium package not only provides an amazing dining experience close to the finishing post, you're also at the heart of the action during world-class racing with the world's best horses and jockeys at the popular QIPCO Guineas Festival.

Located in the ultra-exclusive area on the far side of the track, you and your guests will be the envy of all racegoers as you feel the thunder of the horses galloping towards you and witness the champions pass the winning post, whilst enjoying an amazing hospitality experience.

QIPCO 2000 Guineas (Saturday 6 May) - Champagne Reception on arrival

  • Three Course Meal

  • Afternoon Tea created by The Great British Bake Off star Ian Cumming

  • Racecard

  • Premier Admission Badges

  • Ultra-Exclusive Trackside Location

  • Cash Bar Facility

  • Car Parking Voucher (One between Two)

  • Exclusive Trips to the Start (Limited Spaces Available)

£289.20pp (Inc VAT)

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The Winning Post Pavilion Hospitality

07 May 2017 - 07 May 2017

  • Premier Admission Badges
  • N/A
from
£180.00
per person
(based on 2 sharing)

The Winning Post Pavilion

#FeelTheThunder

Looking to make your day extra special? Enjoy a delicious Sunday Roast with the best view in the house in our amazing Winning Post Pavilion. With an exceptional atmosphere, impeccable service and a delicious carvery with unrivalled views of the final furlong, The Winning Post is a full sensory experience.

Located in the ultra-exclusive area on the far side of the track, you and your guests will be the envy of all racegoers as you feel the thunder of the horses galloping towards you and witness the champions passing the winning post, whilst enjoying an amazing hospitality experience.

QIPCO 1000 Guineas (Sunday 7 May)

  • Two Course Sunday Carvery

  • Tea, Coffee & Danish Pastry

  • Racecard

  • Premier Admission Badges

  • Ultra-Exclusive Trackside Location

  • Cash Bar Facility

  • Car Parking Voucher (One between Two)

  • Exclusive Trips to the Start (Limited Spaces Available)

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Discover Newmarket Tattersalls Tour

19 Apr 2017 - 19 Apr 2017

  • Tour
  • N/A
from
£85.00
per person

With our special Tattersalls package you will start your day with a guided tour of the Newmarket Gallops where you will see some of the 3,000 racehorses exercising on the heath followed by a visit to a busy Trainer's yard. You will then visit either The National Stud or the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art for a tour and a spot of lunch before being taken up to Tattersalls to have a behind-the-scenes tour and learn what bloodstock agents and buyers are looking for when picking a horse to bid on. You will get to sit in the famous Tattersalls ring and witness the adrenaline and excitement as horses are paraded and bid on for thousands of Guineas.

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Discover Newmarket Raceday Tour

20 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017

  • Tour and Premier Enclosure Ticket
  • N/A
from
£130.00
per person

This is the perfect tour to combine with one of the fantastic days provided by Newmarket Racecourses. Start your day visiting the famous gallops and watch some of the 3,000 racehorses exercising on 2,500 acres of Jockey Club Estates land. After a driven tour around the town you will visit the fascinating National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art where you can learn about the royal connections to the town and the history of where racing began, right here! You will then be taken up to the Racecourse for an exclusive behind the scenes tour. Your Premier Enclosure badges which are included in the price of the tour take you into the most prestigious enclosures on the course where you can enjoy an afternoon of exciting racing.

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Discover Newmarket Raceday Tour

19 Apr 2017 - 19 Apr 2017

  • Tour and Premier Enclosure Ticket
  • N/A
from
£130.00
per person

This is the perfect tour to combine with one of the fantastic days provided by Newmarket Racecourses. Start your day visiting the famous gallops and watch some of the 3,000 racehorses exercising on 2,500 acres of Jockey Club Estates land. After a driven tour around the town you will visit the fascinating National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art where you can learn about the royal connections to the town and the history of where racing began, right here! You will then be taken up to the Racecourse for an exclusive behind the scenes tour. Your Premier Enclosure badges which are included in the price of the tour take you into the most prestigious enclosures on the course where you can enjoy an afternoon of exciting racing.

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Discover Newmarket Short Head Tour

19 Apr 2017 - 19 Apr 2017

  • Tour
  • N/A
from
£54.00
per person

This popular half-day morning tour is ideal for people with other afternoon plans or those just wanting a glimpse into the world of racing. You will spend the morning visiting the gallops, a trainer's yard and then onto the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art or The National Stud (see set dates). Your time spent in the trainer's yard gives you an opportunity to see your favourite stars and meet the team behind scenes. Due to racing commitments we can't guarantee you will meet the trainer but if not, there will always be a member of senior staff on hand to give you the inside track!

More information Hide information

Discover Newmarket Raceday Tour

18 Apr 2017 - 18 Apr 2017

  • Tour and Premier Enclosure Ticket
  • N/A
from
£130.00
per person

This is the perfect tour to combine with one of the fantastic days provided by Newmarket Racecourses. Start your day visiting the famous gallops and watch some of the 3,000 racehorses exercising on 2,500 acres of Jockey Club Estates land. After a driven tour around the town you will visit the fascinating National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art where you can learn about the royal connections to the town and the history of where racing began, right here! You will then be taken up to the Racecourse for an exclusive behind the scenes tour. Your Premier Enclosure badges which are included in the price of the tour take you into the most prestigious enclosures on the course where you can enjoy an afternoon of exciting racing.

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Two Night Bell Inn Package

06 May 2017 - 08 May 2017

  • Premier Enclosure for Saturday and Sunday
  • The Bell Inn, Newmarket
from
£249.00
per person
(based on 2 sharing)

The QIPCO Guineas Festival sees the first two Classic races of the year run in the form of the 2000 & 1000 Guineas. The former open to three-year-old colts run over a mile and the later one of only two classics dedicated solely to fillies.

Racing Breaks are delighted to offer this 2 night package which includes a premier Enclosure ticket for both days of The QIPCO Guineas Festival and two nights accommodation at The bell inn Newmarket from Saturday the 6th of May to Monday the 8th of May.

Your Package Includes


  • Two nights accommodation at The Bell Inn, Newmarket

  • Premier Enclosure Ticket for both Saturday and Sunday

  • Breakfast on the Sunday and Monday morning

Additional Information


The Hotel

In January 2011 After 14 years of neglect the Bell Inn was returned to the open Market after a 3 Month refurbishment including a total revamp of the kitchen facilities it opened the doors on 2nd July 2011. The best effort has been made to return the building & Bars to its original state as far as possible to show off the beams and fireplaces.

In July 2016 10 Bed & Breakfast rooms all with en-suite were constructed. Ideal for a family or getaway when visiting local Newmarket racecourse.

Premier Enclosure Ticket

An admission badge at the Premier Enclosure offers guests both second to none facilities and the finest views from the racecourse of both the track and the stage. Guests will also have wider access to a diverse choice of food and drink outlets as well as the Grandstand & Paddock and Family Enclosures where the bookmakers are located. A strict dress code applies to the Premier Enclosure, requiring gentleman to wear a collared shirt and this is outlined in more detail below.

Upgrade to Deluxe room for £30 per person

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Recommended Packages

Hotel and tickets ...

Craven Meeting Day 1 Classic Package

Tue 18 Apr 2017

  • Grandstand and Paddock

    Adult (PAH option available)

  • Best Western Heath Court Hotel

    Comfort Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking - Flexible Rate

from
£86.20
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Ticket information

Guests visiting the grandstand and paddock enclosure will receive a good middle ground between the premier and family enclosure. Grandstand accommodation provides good views of the racing and the Parade Ring, Pre-Parade Ring and Winner's Circle can all be easily seen. Easy access to a variety of food and drink outlets are also available at a reasonable price. Guests from this enclosure will also be given access to the stage at the Premier Enclosure after the last race has been run. A smart / casual dress code operates in this area with further detail below.

Hotel information

A 5-minute walk from Newmarket train station, this down-to-earth hotel is 1.8 miles from Newmarket Racecourse and 9 miles from Wicken Fen wetland. Straightforward rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemaking facilities, plus 24-hour room service. Upgraded rooms add Bluetooth sound systems. The hotel offers complimentary parking. Other amenities include an informal restaurant, a bar and a business centre.

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Craven Meeting Day 1 Premier Package

Tue 18 Apr 2017

  • Premier Enclosure

    Adult

  • Quy Mill Hotel & Spa

    Executive Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking - Advanced Purchase

from
£100.80
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Ticket information

An admission badge at the Premier Enclosure offers guests both second to none facilities and the finest views from the racecourse of both the track and the stage. Guests will also have wider access to a diverse choice of food and drink outlets as well as the Grandstand & Paddock and Family Enclosures where the bookmakers are located. A strict dress code applies to the Premier Enclosure, requiring gentleman to wear a collared shirt and this is outlined in more detail below.

Hotel information

In a rural village off the A14, this refined hotel in a converted watermill is 2.5 miles from Anglesey Abbey country house and 9.5 miles from Newmarket Racecourse. Rooms are individually furnished in country style, and offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs, plus desks, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Some add 4-poster beds, seating areas and/or whirlpool baths. There's a modern lounge bar and an elegant restaurant, as well as an indoor pool, a whirlpool, a sauna and a steam room. Other amenities include a fitness centre, conference/event facilities and free parking. Spa treatments and full English breakfast are available (charge).

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The bet365 Craven Meeting Platinum Package

Tue 18 Apr 2017

  • Premier Enclosure

    Adult

  • Newmarket Boutique Apartments

    Double Room, Ensuite, Garden View

from
£131.80
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Ticket information

An admission badge at the Premier Enclosure offers guests both second to none facilities and the finest views from the racecourse of both the track and the stage. Guests will also have wider access to a diverse choice of food and drink outlets as well as the Grandstand & Paddock and Family Enclosures where the bookmakers are located. A strict dress code applies to the Premier Enclosure, requiring gentleman to wear a collared shirt and this is outlined in more detail below.

Hotel information

Offering luxurious serviced apartments on one of Newmarket's most prestigious roads, Newmarket Boutique Aparthotel is far from your average accommodation. All the individual and stylish accommodations can comfortably accommodate families and all guests will be delighted to find free WIFI and Wired internet access, ample free parking, flat screen TV’s with Sky channels, and all at a great price, this refined property places visitors in a sophisticated and much-sought after area whilst being convieniently positioned a mile from access to the A14 motorway and Newmwraket town center.

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Craven Meeting Day 2 Classic Package

Wed 19 Apr 2017

  • Grandstand and Paddock

    Adult (PAH option available)

  • Best Western Heath Court Hotel

    Comfort Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking - Flexible Rate

from
£86.20
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Ticket information

Guests visiting the grandstand and paddock enclosure will receive a good middle ground between the premier and family enclosure. Grandstand accommodation provides good views of the racing and the Parade Ring, Pre-Parade Ring and Winner's Circle can all be easily seen. Easy access to a variety of food and drink outlets are also available at a reasonable price. Guests from this enclosure will also be given access to the stage at the Premier Enclosure after the last race has been run. A smart / casual dress code operates in this area with further detail below.

Hotel information

A 5-minute walk from Newmarket train station, this down-to-earth hotel is 1.8 miles from Newmarket Racecourse and 9 miles from Wicken Fen wetland. Straightforward rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemaking facilities, plus 24-hour room service. Upgraded rooms add Bluetooth sound systems. The hotel offers complimentary parking. Other amenities include an informal restaurant, a bar and a business centre.

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Craven Meeting Day 2 Premier Package

Wed 19 Apr 2017

  • Premier Enclosure

    Adult

  • Quy Mill Hotel & Spa

    Executive Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking - Advanced Purchase

from
£100.80
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Ticket information

An admission badge at the Premier Enclosure offers guests both second to none facilities and the finest views from the racecourse of both the track and the stage. Guests will also have wider access to a diverse choice of food and drink outlets as well as the Grandstand & Paddock and Family Enclosures where the bookmakers are located. A strict dress code applies to the Premier Enclosure, requiring gentleman to wear a collared shirt and this is outlined in more detail below.

Hotel information

In a rural village off the A14, this refined hotel in a converted watermill is 2.5 miles from Anglesey Abbey country house and 9.5 miles from Newmarket Racecourse. Rooms are individually furnished in country style, and offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs, plus desks, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Some add 4-poster beds, seating areas and/or whirlpool baths. There's a modern lounge bar and an elegant restaurant, as well as an indoor pool, a whirlpool, a sauna and a steam room. Other amenities include a fitness centre, conference/event facilities and free parking. Spa treatments and full English breakfast are available (charge).

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Craven Meeting Day 2 Platinum Package

Wed 19 Apr 2017

  • Premier Enclosure

    Adult

  • Best Western Heath Court Hotel

    Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking - Flexible Rate with Breakfast

from
£133.80
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Ticket information

An admission badge at the Premier Enclosure offers guests both second to none facilities and the finest views from the racecourse of both the track and the stage. Guests will also have wider access to a diverse choice of food and drink outlets as well as the Grandstand & Paddock and Family Enclosures where the bookmakers are located. A strict dress code applies to the Premier Enclosure, requiring gentleman to wear a collared shirt and this is outlined in more detail below.

Hotel information

A 5-minute walk from Newmarket train station, this down-to-earth hotel is 1.8 miles from Newmarket Racecourse and 9 miles from Wicken Fen wetland. Straightforward rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemaking facilities, plus 24-hour room service. Upgraded rooms add Bluetooth sound systems. The hotel offers complimentary parking. Other amenities include an informal restaurant, a bar and a business centre.

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Craven Meeting Day 3 Classic Package

Thu 20 Apr 2017

  • Grandstand and Paddock

    Adult (PAH option available)

  • Best Western Heath Court Hotel

    Comfort Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking - Flexible Rate

from
£86.20
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Ticket information

Guests visiting the grandstand and paddock enclosure will receive a good middle ground between the premier and family enclosure. Grandstand accommodation provides good views of the racing and the Parade Ring, Pre-Parade Ring and Winner's Circle can all be easily seen. Easy access to a variety of food and drink outlets are also available at a reasonable price. Guests from this enclosure will also be given access to the stage at the Premier Enclosure after the last race has been run. A smart / casual dress code operates in this area with further detail below.

Hotel information

A 5-minute walk from Newmarket train station, this down-to-earth hotel is 1.8 miles from Newmarket Racecourse and 9 miles from Wicken Fen wetland. Straightforward rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemaking facilities, plus 24-hour room service. Upgraded rooms add Bluetooth sound systems. The hotel offers complimentary parking. Other amenities include an informal restaurant, a bar and a business centre.

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Craven Meeting Day 3 Premier Package

Thu 20 Apr 2017

  • Premier Enclosure

    Adult

  • Quy Mill Hotel & Spa

    Executive Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking - Flexible Rate

from
£99.30
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Ticket information

An admission badge at the Premier Enclosure offers guests both second to none facilities and the finest views from the racecourse of both the track and the stage. Guests will also have wider access to a diverse choice of food and drink outlets as well as the Grandstand & Paddock and Family Enclosures where the bookmakers are located. A strict dress code applies to the Premier Enclosure, requiring gentleman to wear a collared shirt and this is outlined in more detail below.

Hotel information

In a rural village off the A14, this refined hotel in a converted watermill is 2.5 miles from Anglesey Abbey country house and 9.5 miles from Newmarket Racecourse. Rooms are individually furnished in country style, and offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs, plus desks, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Some add 4-poster beds, seating areas and/or whirlpool baths. There's a modern lounge bar and an elegant restaurant, as well as an indoor pool, a whirlpool, a sauna and a steam room. Other amenities include a fitness centre, conference/event facilities and free parking. Spa treatments and full English breakfast are available (charge).

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Craven Meeting Day 3 Platinum Package

Thu 20 Apr 2017

  • Premier Enclosure

    Adult

  • Best Western Heath Court Hotel

    Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking - Flexible Rate with Breakfast

from
£133.80
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Ticket information

An admission badge at the Premier Enclosure offers guests both second to none facilities and the finest views from the racecourse of both the track and the stage. Guests will also have wider access to a diverse choice of food and drink outlets as well as the Grandstand & Paddock and Family Enclosures where the bookmakers are located. A strict dress code applies to the Premier Enclosure, requiring gentleman to wear a collared shirt and this is outlined in more detail below.

Hotel information

A 5-minute walk from Newmarket train station, this down-to-earth hotel is 1.8 miles from Newmarket Racecourse and 9 miles from Wicken Fen wetland. Straightforward rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemaking facilities, plus 24-hour room service. Upgraded rooms add Bluetooth sound systems. The hotel offers complimentary parking. Other amenities include an informal restaurant, a bar and a business centre.

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QIPCO Guineas Festival Premier Package

Sat 06 May 2017

  • Grandstand and Paddock

    Adult (PAH option available)

  • Holiday Inn Express Cambridge

    Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofabed, Non Smoking - Advance Saver Rate (Advance Purchase)

from
£100.20
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Ticket information

Guests visiting the grandstand and paddock enclosure will receive a good middle ground between the premier and family enclosure. Grandstand accommodation provides good views of the racing and the Parade Ring, Pre-Parade Ring and Winner's Circle can all be easily seen. Easy access to a variety of food and drink outlets are also available at a reasonable price. Guests from this enclosure will also be given access to the stage at the Premier Enclosure after the last race has been run. A smart / casual dress code operates in this area with further detail below.

Hotel information

This budget waterfront hotel is 2.2 miles from the Fitzwilliam Museum and 12 miles from Newmarket racecourse. The straightforward rooms with modern furnishings feature free Wi-Fi, TVs, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. They also come with desks and sofabeds. Kids age 18 and under stay for free with a paying adult. Freebies include parking and a breakfast buffet served in the dining room. There's also a bar/lounge, a business centre and meeting rooms.

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QIPCO Guineas Festival Premier Package

Sun 07 May 2017

  • Premier Enclosure

    Adult

  • Quy Mill Hotel & Spa

    Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking - Flexible Rate with Breakfast

from
£100.50
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Ticket information

An admission badge at the Premier Enclosure offers guests both second to none facilities and the finest views from the racecourse of both the track and the stage. Guests will also have wider access to a diverse choice of food and drink outlets as well as the Grandstand & Paddock and Family Enclosures where the bookmakers are located. A strict dress code applies to the Premier Enclosure, requiring gentleman to wear a collared shirt and this is outlined in more detail below.

Hotel information

In a rural village off the A14, this refined hotel in a converted watermill is 2.5 miles from Anglesey Abbey country house and 9.5 miles from Newmarket Racecourse.

Rooms are individually furnished in country style, and offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs, plus desks, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Some add 4-poster beds, seating areas and/or whirlpool baths.

There's a modern lounge bar and an elegant restaurant, as well as an indoor pool, a whirlpool, a sauna and a steam room. Other amenities include a fitness centre, conference/event facilities and free parking. Spa treatments and full English breakfast are available (charge).

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Moet & Chandon July Festival Premier Package

Thu 13 Jul 2017

  • Premier Enclosure

    Adult

  • Quy Mill Hotel & Spa

    Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking - Advanced Purchase

from
£94.50
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Ticket information

An admission badge at the Premier Enclosure offers guests both second to none facilities and the finest views from the racecourse of both the track and the stage. Guests will also have wider access to a diverse choice of food and drink outlets as well as the Grandstand & Paddock and Family Enclosures where the bookmakers are located. A strict dress code applies to the Premier Enclosure, requiring gentleman to wear a collared shirt and this is outlined in more detail below.

Hotel information

In a rural village off the A14, this refined hotel in a converted watermill is 2.5 miles from Anglesey Abbey country house and 9.5 miles from Newmarket Racecourse.

Rooms are individually furnished in country style, and offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs, plus desks, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Some add 4-poster beds, seating areas and/or whirlpool baths.

There's a modern lounge bar and an elegant restaurant, as well as an indoor pool, a whirlpool, a sauna and a steam room. Other amenities include a fitness centre, conference/event facilities and free parking. Spa treatments and full English breakfast are available (charge).

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Moet & Chandon July Festival Platinum Package

Thu 13 Jul 2017

  • Premier Enclosure

    Adult

  • Quy Mill Hotel & Spa, BW Premier Collection

    Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking (Canopy Bed) - Advanced Purchase

from
£121.50
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Ticket information

An admission badge at the Premier Enclosure offers guests both second to none facilities and the finest views from the racecourse of both the track and the stage. Guests will also have wider access to a diverse choice of food and drink outlets as well as the Grandstand & Paddock and Family Enclosures where the bookmakers are located. A strict dress code applies to the Premier Enclosure, requiring gentleman to wear a collared shirt and this is outlined in more detail below.

Hotel information

In a rural village off the A14, this refined hotel in a converted watermill is 2.5 miles from Anglesey Abbey country house and 9.5 miles from Newmarket Racecourse. Rooms are individually furnished in country style, and offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs, plus desks, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Some add 4-poster beds, seating areas and/or whirlpool baths. There's a modern lounge bar and an elegant restaurant, as well as an indoor pool, a whirlpool, a sauna and a steam room. Other amenities include a fitness centre, conference/event facilities and free parking. Spa treatments and full English breakfast are available (charge).

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Moet & Chandon July Festival Classic Package

Fri 14 Jul 2017

  • Grandstand and Paddock

    Adult (PAH option available)

  • Quy Mill Hotel & Spa

    Standard Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking - Advanced Purchase

from
£70.20
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Ticket information

Guests visiting the grandstand and paddock enclosure will receive a good middle ground between the premier and family enclosure. Grandstand accommodation provides good views of the racing and the Parade Ring, Pre-Parade Ring and Winner's Circle can all be easily seen. Easy access to a variety of food and drink outlets are also available at a reasonable price. Guests from this enclosure will also be given access to the stage at the Premier Enclosure after the last race has been run. A smart / casual dress code operates in this area with further detail below.

Hotel information

In a rural village off the A14, this refined hotel in a converted watermill is 2.5 miles from Anglesey Abbey country house and 9.5 miles from Newmarket Racecourse.

Rooms are individually furnished in country style, and offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs, plus desks, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Some add 4-poster beds, seating areas and/or whirlpool baths.

There's a modern lounge bar and an elegant restaurant, as well as an indoor pool, a whirlpool, a sauna and a steam room. Other amenities include a fitness centre, conference/event facilities and free parking. Spa treatments and full English breakfast are available (charge).

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Moet & Chandon July Festival Premier Package

Fri 14 Jul 2017

  • Premier Enclosure

    Adult

  • Quy Mill Hotel & Spa

    Executive Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking - Advanced Purchase

from
£94.50
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Ticket information

An admission badge at the Premier Enclosure offers guests both second to none facilities and the finest views from the racecourse of both the track and the stage. Guests will also have wider access to a diverse choice of food and drink outlets as well as the Grandstand & Paddock and Family Enclosures where the bookmakers are located. A strict dress code applies to the Premier Enclosure, requiring gentleman to wear a collared shirt and this is outlined in more detail below.

Hotel information

In a rural village off the A14, this refined hotel in a converted watermill is 2.5 miles from Anglesey Abbey country house and 9.5 miles from Newmarket Racecourse.

Rooms are individually furnished in country style, and offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs, plus desks, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Some add 4-poster beds, seating areas and/or whirlpool baths.

There's a modern lounge bar and an elegant restaurant, as well as an indoor pool, a whirlpool, a sauna and a steam room. Other amenities include a fitness centre, conference/event facilities and free parking. Spa treatments and full English breakfast are available (charge).

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Darley July Cup Classic Package

Sat 15 Jul 2017

  • Grandstand and Paddock

    Adult (PAH option available)

  • Holiday Inn Express Cambridge

    Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible - Advance Purchase Offers

from
£97.70
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Ticket information

Guests visiting the grandstand and paddock enclosure will receive a good middle ground between the premier and family enclosure. Grandstand accommodation provides good views of the racing and the Parade Ring, Pre-Parade Ring and Winner's Circle can all be easily seen. Easy access to a variety of food and drink outlets are also available at a reasonable price. Guests from this enclosure will also be given access to the stage at the Premier Enclosure after the last race has been run. A smart / casual dress code operates in this area with further detail below.

Hotel information

This budget waterfront hotel is 2.2 miles from the Fitzwilliam Museum and 5 miles from Anglesey Abbey. The straightforward rooms with modern furnishings feature free Wi-Fi, TVs, and tea and coffee making facilities. They also come with desks and sofa beds. Kids age 18 and under stay for free with a paying adult. Freebies include parking and a breakfast buffet served in the dining room. There's also a bar/lounge, a business centre and meeting rooms.

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Darley July Cup Premier Package

Sat 15 Jul 2017

  • Premier Enclosure

    Adult

  • Rutland Arms

    Superior Twin Room

from
£126.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Ticket information

An admission badge at the Premier Enclosure offers guests both second to none facilities and the finest views from the racecourse of both the track and the stage. Guests will also have wider access to a diverse choice of food and drink outlets as well as the Grandstand & Paddock and Family Enclosures where the bookmakers are located. A strict dress code applies to the Premier Enclosure, requiring gentleman to wear a collared shirt and this is outlined in more detail below.

Hotel information

Built around a cobbled courtyard, this 17th-century former coaching inn is 1.6 miles from Newmarket Racecourses.

All rooms are individually decorated in a traditional style and include free WiFi, TVs, tea and coffeemaking facilities, en suite bathrooms and 24-hour room service. Some rooms have period features.

Breakfast is complimentary and served in a relaxed wine bar. There's also a formal modern restaurant serving British and Mediterranean dishes, and a courtyard garden. Free parking is available.

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Darley July Cup Platinum Package

Sat 15 Jul 2017

  • Premier Enclosure

    Adult

  • The Gonville Hotel

    Superior Double Room, Bathtub

from
£168.75
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Ticket information

An admission badge at the Premier Enclosure offers guests both second to none facilities and the finest views from the racecourse of both the track and the stage. Guests will also have wider access to a diverse choice of food and drink outlets as well as the Grandstand & Paddock and Family Enclosures where the bookmakers are located. A strict dress code applies to the Premier Enclosure, requiring gentleman to wear a collared shirt and this is outlined in more detail below.

Hotel information

Across from Parker’s Piece park, this upscale hotel is a 10-minute walk from both Cambridge University Botanic Garden and The Fitzwilliam Museum. Contemporary rooms offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs, as well as armchairs, desks, and tea and coffeemaking equipment. On-site parking is included. Breakfast is provided for an additional cost and served in a low-key dining room. There’s also a sophisticated restaurant, a modern bar and a terrace. Business amenities include 4 meeting rooms for hire.

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Enclosures

Where to be for the best views

PREMIER ENCLOSURE

An admission badge at the Premier Enclosure offers guests both second to none facilities and the finest views from the racecourse of both the track and the stage. Guests will also have wider access to a diverse choice of food and drink outlets as well as the Grandstand & Paddock and Family Enclosures where the bookmakers are located. A strict dress code applies to the Premier Enclosure, requiring gentleman to wear a collared shirt and this is outlined in more detail below.

GRANDSTAND AND PADDOCK ENCLOSURE

Guests visiting the grandstand and paddock enclosure will receive a good middle ground between the premier and family enclosure. Grandstand accommodation provides good views of the racing and the Parade Ring, Pre-Parade Ring and Winner's Circle can all be easily seen. Easy access to a variety of food and drink outlets are also available at a reasonable price. Guests from this enclosure will also be given access to the stage at the Premier Enclosure after the last race has been run. A smart / casual dress code operates in this area with further detail below.

FAMILY ENCLOSURE

Formerly known as the Garden Enclosure, the Family Enclosure is a spacious area, and with no dress code, provides a relaxing atmosphere for all members of the family. There are several catering outlets operating from mobile units, whilst the bookmakers and tote betting outlets are also located here. The enclosure is located furthest away from the Winning Post and Newmarket Night Stage - although, guests will have access to this after the racing is over.

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Travel Information

How to find us

Directions

BY TRAIN

The quickest way to Newmarket by train from London is to take the train into Cambridge and then a train from Cambridge to Newmarket. Newmarket Railway Station is conveniently located just a few miles away from the Newmarket July Course and from there, a short trip by taxi or shuttle bus is advised. Shuttle buses are available for the July Course on all Friday night events and the July cup.

BUS SERVICES

Bus services are available heading into Newmarket Racecourse from Newmarket Town, Cambridge, Royston and Bury St Edmunds. All buses run to the events Newmarket Nights, Summer Saturday Live, Cambridgeshire Saturday (24th Sep) and Dubai Future Champions Festival (7th/8th Oct). Only the Newmarket Shuttle Bus and Cambridgeshire Coach run to the Summer Saturdays and Newmarket Open Day events.

Bus fares from Newmarket Town are free, whilst all other services cost £6.50 return and £4.50 one way when pre-ordered and £8.00 return and £6.00 one way when bought on the day. To pre-order please call 0344 579 3010. Pick up points and times are as follows:

Newmarket Bus Station - FREE

The Newmarket Bus Service picks up from outside the Hughes Electrical Store and at the train station and starts approximately 2 hours before the first race up until the time of the first race.

The service will drop off and collect from the middle of Annual Badge Holders Car Park, outside Premier Entrance 1 at the July Course and outside the Grandstand and Paddock Entrance on The Rowley Mile. Both areas will be clearly signed.

The return journeys drop off point will be at the train station and bus stop at the avenue and will run approximately 45 minutes before the last race and continue for 2 hours.

Cambridge Train Station Bus

The bus service from Cambridge Train Station picks up at 12.30pm for a daytime meeting and returns from the racecourse to the train station half an hour after the last race. For Newmarket Nights the coach picks up at 16.45pm from the train station and returns from the racecourse 30 minutes after the concert finishes. The departure point for the July Course is on the road outside Gate 2, which is at the top of the Annual Badge Holders Car Park outside of Premier Entrance 1. On the Rowley Mile the departure point is from the Annual Members Car Park which is located outside of the Premier Entrance.

Royston Train Station Bus

Royston bus service picks up at 12.15pm for a daytime meeting and returns to the train station from the racecourse 30 mins after the last race. For an evening meeting the coach picks up at 16.30pm from the train station and returns to the station from the racecourse 30 minutes after the concert finishes.

Both the bus stops pick-up and drop off point is behind platform 2 at Royston Train Station. The departure point at the Racecourse is on the road outside Gate 2 at the July Course which is at the top of the Annual Badge Holders Car Park outside of Premier Entrance 1. On the Rowley Mile the departure point is from the Annual Members Car Park which is located outside of the Premier Entrance.

Bury St Edmunds Bus Station Bus

The service from Bury St Edmunds picks up at 12.30pm for a daytime meeting and returns to the bus station from the Racecourse 30 mins after the last race. For an evening meeting the coach picks up at 16.45pm from the bus station and returns to the station from the racecourse 30 minutes after the concert finishes.

The bus stop’s pick-up and drop off point at Bury St Edmunds Bus Station is at bay 9. The departure point at the Racecourse is on the road outside Gate 2 at the July Course which is at the top of the Annual Badge Holders Car Park outside of Premier Entrance 1. On the Rowley Mile the departure point is from the Annual Members Car Park which is located outside of the Premier Entrance.

Parking

BY CAR

Both the A11 and A14 provide easy access from the major cities of East Anglia and connect in from the M11 and M1 / A1 respectively. It travelling on the M11 from London, then take take the exit at J9 signposted Newmarket and Norwich, where you will merge onto the A11. Follow this road for about 10 miles before branching left and following the A1304, signposted Newmarket. After 5 miles you will reach a roundabout. If heading to the July Racecourse, take the second exit at the roundabout (Sat Nav postcode - CB8 0XE).

Those travelling to the Rowley Mile Racecourse should take the third exit, before following the Cambridge Road for one mile and then turning left at the signposted Rowley Mile Conference Centre. Turn left again almost immediately after and you will be on Rowley Mile Drive (CB8 0TF).

PARKING

Both racecourses offer both free and plentiful parking. However, for those going to the Premier Enclosure and wishing to park closer to the entrance, the Premier Car Park is located nearby and can be pre booked in advance at a cost of £5 per car on 0844 579 3010.

Dress Codes

What to wear

PREMIER ENCLOSURE

The Premier enclosure at Newmarket likes to make any visit a special occasion. For this reason it is encouraged that Ladies and Gentlemen dress up smartly. Most Gentlemen would wear smart trousers and a pair of smart shoes to ensure they are dressed appropriately. Although there is no formal rule against wearing jeans in the Premier enclosure you will very rarely see someone wearing jeans. For Ladies, the top tip is to imagine that you are dressing for a smart wedding and so many Ladies do opt for a hat but it is not compulsory. Under no circumstances are t-shirts, trainers, sportswear, fancy dress or swimwear deemed suitable dress for the Premier Enclosure.

GRANDSTAND & PADDOCK / FAMILY ENCLOSURES

In the Grandstand & Paddock and Family Enclosure the dress code is far more relaxed. Many people wear shorts and t-shirts when enjoying the sunshine. Bare chests are not acceptable and the only restrictions on t-shirts are that of appropriateness in regards to slogans and designs.

FANCY DRESS

Fancy dress is allowed at Newmarket on all days within the Grandstand & Paddock and Family Enclosure but fancy dress is never permitted within the Premier Enclosure at any time. It is worth noting that Newmarket Racecourse has the right to refuse entry to anyone they deem to be wearing offensive clothing. If you are in a party wearing fancy dress, to avoid disappointment, it is worth contacting the racecourse beforehand to check you will be allowed entry.

Racecourse Information

The History

With over 60 training yards and two racecourses (Rowley Mile and July), Newmarket is the home and headquarters of British racing. Both the Rowley Mile and July courses host first-class action throughout the summer, including two of Britain’s five Classic Races – the Qipco 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas (30th April-1st May 2016), and numerous other Group races. In total, 9 of British racing’s 35 annual Group 1 races are run at Newmarket.

Racing takes place at the Rowley Mile Course in the Spring and Autumn months. 19 racedays every year are run on the most historic stretch of turf in horse racing, where equine champions have been crowned for centuries. The likes of Nijinsky, Mill Reef, Dancing Brave, Sea the Stars and, of course, Frankel have all graced the Rowley Mile turf. Who else will add their name to that illustrious list?

Meanwhile, a few hundred metres away is the July Course. Newmarket's July Course has a unique charm that makes it many people's favourite racecourse. It is where passion and fashion meet sizzling sport to create the perfect summer sporting event. With the Group 1 Falmouth Stakes and July Cup, The July Festival (7th-9th July 2016) is its pinnacle event in terms of racing but way from the action on the track, the July Course’s music nights are renowned for being the best of its kind. The Corrs, Will Young, Busted and Little Mix are just some of the acts that performed in 2016.

Indeed, it is possible to argue that Newmarket is not only the headquarters of British racing, but in fact at the heart of racing in the whole world. After all, this is where the foundations of racing as we know it were first put in place, when in the 17th century, Charles II gave one of his nicknames (‘Old Rowley’) to the Rowley Mile. The racecourse is also the site of where the Jockey Club was founded, and where the weight for age system (whose essentials still remain valid today), were devised by Admiral Bentinck in the 1850s. With such breakthroughs as this occurring at such regular intervals, Newmarket is perhaps the only town on earth that owes its existence to racing.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS AT NEWMARKET

Perhaps Newmarkets greatest race, and certainly that of the modern era, is the great 2000 Guineas of 1971. This extraordinary encounter dominated racing press during 1971 and 1972 and was billed as a contest between future Derby and Arc winner - Mill Reef, and the only horse unbeaten from last season - My Swallow, who was also the only two year old to have defeated Mill Reef. All other horses were virtually written off. And with the two battling head to head for the majority of the race, it seemed as though the horses would not be seperated. That is, of course, until the mighty Brigadier Gerard went into overdrive, striding past the two horses (whose jockeys looked just as bemused as the crowd themselves), at ‘The Bushes’ before finishing three lengths clear at the line. Indeed, the contest stands in time as a turning point of racing and proved to signify the changing of the guard. Mill Reef’s illness and subsequent injury forced the horse into retirement, paving the way for Brigadier Gerard, who still stands today as the finest miller seen in Britain.

Other memorable moments include when the Immortal Eclipse, unbeaten champion of the 18th century and direct ancestor of every thoroughbred alive, raced at Newmarket. It was here where the commentator famously said of his winning distance: ‘Eclipse first. The rest nowhere’. Many Triple Crown Winners have also trained and raced at Newmarket, including ‘the fastest two year old that ever lived’ - The Tetrarch, otherwise known as ‘The Spotted Wonder’.