NEWMARKET….. an overview

Newmarket virtually revolves around horses and the whole town and surrounding Heath is geared towards the training and safety of the horses and the stable lads and lasses. There are over 60 Trainers in the town and well over 2000 horses in training. To accommodate all these valuable highly strung thoroughbreds and get them to the myriad of training grounds and gallops, there are miles of horse-walks all through the town and special places for crossing the busy roads.

Newmarket Heath The Gallops in Newmarket are second to none there is hardly ever a day when trainers are unable to work their horses, as there is so much choice of all weather and turf tracks. You can view maps of the gallops here Racecourse sideNewmarket sports two grade one racecourses, the Rowley Mile, which is used in the Spring and Autumn and the July Course for the Summer. The Rowley Mile boasts a modern and costly grandstand which has been in use since the turn of the century and is an excellent venue parties and conferences. Rowley Mile

The July Course underwent a massive expansion and refurbishment in 2006/7, but still maintains a relaxed atmosphere and has excellent evening meetings during the Summer with live music after the racing. July Paddock The Jockey Club has its headquarters here in Newmarket while one of the worlds leading bloodstock auctioneers, Tattersalls, is also resident in town and also, many of the top jockeys live here and can be seen riding work in the early hours, if you are prepared to get out of bed in time! Please find below details of the fixtures allocated to Newmarket for the current year.

NEWMARKET RACE FIXTURES 2019..... to follow


  • The bet365 Craven Meeting – Tuesday | 16th April 2019
  • The bet365 Craven Meeting – Wednesday | 17th April 2019
  • The bet365 Craven Meeting – Thursday | 18th April 2019
  • QIPCO Guineas Festival – Saturday. 4th & Sun. 5th May 2019
  • The Spring Meeting
  • Thurs. 16th May – Evening Racing
  • Fri. 17th May – Newmarket Business Day
  • Sat. 18th May – Regal Raceday – The Betway King Charles II Stakes


  • Summer Saturday Live – Nile Rogers & Chic
    Sat. 8th June 2019
    Fri. 21st June 2019
  • Summer Season Opening Party
    22nd June 2019
  • Carnival Raceday – 29th June 2019
    29th June 2019
  • Summer Saturday – Heroes Day
    30th June 2018 | 12.05 – 17.50 
  • The Moët & Chandon July Festival
    Ladies Day | 11th July 2019
    Feel Good Friday | 12th July 2019
    Darley July Cup Day | 13th July 2019
  • Experience Thriller Live
    19th July 2019
  • Gin & Fizz Race Day
    20th July 2019
  • Newmarket Nights – Rudimental
    26th July 2019
  • Summer Saturday – 27th July
    27th July 2019 | 11.55 – 18.20
  • Newmarket Nights – Pete Tong & The Heritage Orchestra
    2nd August 2019
  • 1920s Revival Raceday, featuring a PEAKY BLINDER takeover!
    3rd August 2019
  • Summer Saturday – 10th August – Royal British Legion Day
    10th August 2019
  • Summer Saturday – 17th August – Country Fair Raceday
    17th August 2019
  • Family Fun Day – Friday 23rd August
    23rd August 2019


  • Cesarewitch Trial Day
    21st September 2019
  • The Cambridgeshire Meeting
    The Cambridgeshire Meeting – Thursday | 26th September 2019
    The Cambridgeshire Meeting – Friday | 27th September 2019
    The Cambridgeshire Meeting – Saturday | 28th September 2019
  • Dubai Future Champions Festival
    Dubai Future Champions Festival – Friday | 11th October 2019
    Dubai Future Champions Festival – Saturday | 12th October 2019
  • Two Year Old Day
    23rd October 2018
  • The Final Meeting
    Friday 1st Nov. 2019
    Saturday 2nd November 2019

Of course, in recent years there is much more to Newmarket than just racing…

The town is the home of the National Horseracing Museum recently re-branded as the Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art and houses an impressive array of artefacts, historical souvenirs and memorabilia that is a must-see if you are coming to town.

The impressive recently built venue standing on the old Palace House site, also houses a working yard and provides visitors with a close-up view of life in a yard and many former, famous racehorses are here for you to meet.

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