The Racecourses At Newmarket

A day out at Newmarket races is special – this is the true home of the sport of kings and there are two fantastic racecourses to choose from depending on the timing of your visit.

The Rowley Mile Course is the grand stage – host to some of the best racing in the world during the spring and autumn months, whilst the July course is a heart stirring place of pure English countryside, garden party atmosphere and top entertainment at the height of summer.

Set in stunning Suffolk countryside yet only 60 miles from London, Newmarket has been home to horseracing since the 17th century when it staged the first ever official race, the Town Plate. Now as the site of the world’s largest training grounds, the base for numerous racing organisations, trainers and jockeys and where more racehorses are bred, stabled and trained than anywhere else in the world, Newmarket is undoubtedly The Home of Horseracing.



The Rowley Mile Course

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The Rowley Mile is host to some of the best racing in then world. At the forefront are two classics - The 1000 and 2000 Guineas which both feature in May.

With the three day Cambridgeshire Meeting taking place in late September, featuring the Cheveley Park and Shadwell Middle Park Stakes and the superlative Cambridgeshire Handicap itself - a cavalry charge of over 30 horses in a fiercely competitive handicap up the famous Rowley Mile track.

The July Course

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The July Course resides alongside the National Stud on the approach to the town and is home to all Newmarket’s summer race meetings.

From end of May to the end of August, the course provides the perfect setting for a fantastic day’s racing thanks to its unique rustic charm. Open air bars, the sun dappling through the trees and the thatched roofed buildings make up the character of this distinctive and much loved course.