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 2020..... to follow

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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