Newmarket Races

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There are few lovers of equestrian sport who don’t know at least a little about Newmarket Races. The town itself is synonymous with the horses and the industries and concerns which surround them. From the most progressive equine veterinary research to trainers, breeders and even those involved in the equine branch of forensic science, the town and racecourse are considered inseparable from all things equine, and has been dubbed the ‘Home of Horseracing’.

The historical aspects of Newmarket Races are profound and discernible, and the heritage can be traced back to the 1600s and the considerable influence of Charles I and, later, Charles II. It is Charles II who is renowned for having advanced the sport in a manner which capitalized on the growing popularity for laying a wager.

Free Racing Tips In fact, many consider Charles II the father of modern equestrian sporting and, for sure, the father of Newmarket Races, for which he had a special affinity.

Today the venue is the largest in the United Kingdom and boasts three seasons of fixtures, totaling in at no less than 38 meetings year.

The Spring and Autumn fixtures are run on the Rowley Mile while the July Course in home to the wonderful summer meetings. All seasons offer the kind of traditional sophistication of a course with the richest equestrian heritage in the world, while being fully adapted to the many needs of the 21st century.

As one of the most loved, visited and renowned racecourses in the world, most who venture to a meeting will have pre-booked their ticket.

If there are tickets left, they will be available on the day, but it is generally considered wise to make sure you have booked in advance to avoid the considerable disappointment of missing out on one the finest racedays to be experienced anywhere. Pre-booking is also necessary of you want to take advantage of the packages which are to be found across the board, for every type of visitor. These include restaurant packages which supply award-winning cuisine in an elegant and refined atmosphere, with no small amount of rare and exceptional wine or Champagne from the well considered list. Annual Memberships Badge are a way to ensure than you miss none of the action and sophistication, and they also entitle holders to partake of the vaunted luxury of the Hong Kong Suite.

Although it isn’t always open, the Garden Enclosure is the spot for a sunny picnic. Picnics are not permitted in the other enclosures, but those who find themselves catching the action close to rails, with a hamper of suitable tasty morsels, can have an unequalled experience of racing drama and excitement. For all passes for the different enclosures, namely the Premier, Grandstand and Paddock, and the Rowley/Garden Enclosures, prices vary according to the fixtures.

Prices also vary for the highly desirable ‘Nights’ at Newmarket Races. These are special events which include an evening meeting which leads into a music concert by an artist or group of no small renown. Previous acts have included some of the world’s greatest pop and rock stars and these events are always well attended.
Newmarket Races, inside rail

They are known for supplying a certain cachet which borrows from the rich heritage and lends it to a nighttime concert at a venue which is simply magical. And the music’s always great too.

While a day of Premier Enclosure access is certain to feed the desire for refined ambiance and uncontrollable excitement, there are many options besides the traditional way in which folk engage a day at this unrivalled racecourse. A day or evening at this unique racecourse is a chance for many to entertain clients, colleagues or a group of friends and family. The Executive Boxes are a prestigious and coveted location, each boasting space to entertain anywhere from 8 to 40 guests.

Newmarket Races, winner The boxes are situated on the top tier of the beautiful Rowley Mile Millennium Stand, and if one of the three offered packages are insufficient for your specific needs, then you can always tailor your own.

If all you want is good food, great wine and a chance to keep a close on the action, then both The Champions’ Gallery at The Rowley Mile and The Summer House at The July Course are restaurants with a marvellous, refined ambiance. While The Champions’ Gallery offers great views from the Stand, the The Summer House doesn’t offer a direct line of sight to the course, although it is located close to the viewing stands and the Winners’ Enclosure. For tables of up to 12, there are few better places to celebrate a day of sophisticated Newmarket Races than by enjoying the atmosphere and superlative fine dining of either of these two eateries.

For larger gatherings, there are exceptional Marquee facilities. As with every detail of hospitality at this Suffolk racecourse, you can rely on the team of catering and hospitality professionals to make your experience something worth remembering, something deserving of the illustrious heritage of the course and town.

On non-racedays, the grounds and buildings of the course are usually to be found filled with people. The conferencing, exhibition, meeting and outdoor facilities are, in themselves, cause for admiration. From banqueting in the Millennium Grandstand, to over 30 rooms which can be adapted to suit the needs of conferences and seminars for up to 300 delegates, it is also the region’s premier corporate destination for gatherings both large and small. And you can always count on the fabulous themed Christmas parties to bring a year to a joyous end.