Newmarket is known as the ‘Home of Racing’, Newmarket lives and breathes the sport!
There are two racecourses in the town;
The Rowley Mile, and The July Course which hosts fantastic evening fixtures,
featuring live music from some of the biggest names in pop (Newmarket Nights).

Springing into action at Newmarket Racecourses
What’s On – Spring Season 2017

Newmarket Racecourses are counting down the days to the start of the 2017 season. Featuring a whole host of events for racegoers to enjoy throughout April and May, here is more information on the nine days of racing on offer this spring.

Tours include visits to a racehorse trainers yard, the famous gallops, the National Stud, the National Horseracing Museum, the exclusive private members club at The Jockey Club Rooms, Newmarket Racecourses, the Animal Health Trust, Sheikh Mohammed’s breeding operation Godolphin, and much more.

Brush shoulders with royalty during the electrifying Tattersalls sales, see new born foals frolicking in the spring, watch some of the world’s best racehorses galloping on the heath, get up close to some of the most eclectic art in the sport and try your hand at being a jockey on our racehorse simulators!

Discover Newmarket act as a single point of contact, providing tailored itineraries to ensure that you get everything you want out of your visit and more, whether you are an avid racing fan or someone who just loves art and history, we have a tour to suit everyone.

We also run our most popular tours on set dates all year round with prices starting from as little as £11 per person. If you are staying for more than one day we can help you to arrange accommodation and other fantastic visits to the wonderful destinations within West Suffolk.
Phone: 0344 748 9200

In its 302nd year, Great Yarmouth Racecourse is positioned on the northern edge of the town, just a few minutes’ walk from the beach. As one of only three racecourses with a straight mile, Yarmouth is an important racing venue in both trainer's and spectator's calendars.

Owned by Great Yarmouth Borough Council and leased to the Arena Racing Company (ARC) since 2002, Yarmouth is a significant track for Maiden races. Some exceptional horses have started their career at the course, including seven-time Group 1-winning filly Ouija Board and Dubai World Cup Winner Dubai Millennium, who both won Yarmouth Maidens.

Great Yarmouth is a left-handed, oblong course of one mile five furlongs in circumference. There is also a straight course, over which races of up to one mile can be run, popular particularly for two-year-olds.

With flat racing fixtures and live music race nights held throughout the summer until the Season Finale in October, Great Yarmouth racecourse offers something for everyone, from seasoned race goers to newcomers.


Huntingdon Racecourse offers a unique and intimate experience. Staging 18 race meetings each season including the Grade 2 Peterborough Chase Day, Huntingdon Racecourse is at the heart of the national hunt calendar.

The Cambridgeshire venue is regularly chosen as ‘Best Small Racecourse’ in the South Midlands and East Anglia and is much loved by followers of jump racing.

‘Location, location, location’ is a strong point, set conveniently near the convergence of the A1 and A14 and only a short distance from the ‘Home of Racing’ at Newmarket. The racecourse, excellently signposted, cannot be easier to find and reach.

There are racing fixtures on 18 days of the year, with the highlight being the prestigious Peterborough Chase, run a fortnight before Christmas, a contest with history and heritage having attracted some of the greats like Desert Orchid, One Man, Edredon Bleu and Best Mate over the years.

The most popular day of the year is usually the traditional Boxing Day meeting when the crowds arrive in their thousands for a festive day out at the races.

Spectators find excellent facilities, from refreshments to viewing. The Peterborough Chase Restaurant is much sought after for fine dining, while on the biggest racing day’s visitors can enjoy their own picnics. There’s a Champagne & Seafood Bar too, along with Lentons Bar and the Hurdles Bistro.

“Huntingdon Racecourse is a fantastic local track with breath taking views and a true passion for nation hunt racing” Bill Hensley
Huntingdon Racecourse 2017 Fixtures

Market Rasen Racecourse is staging 22 jump racing meetings in 2017 and is a leading conference and events centre in the East Midlands. More information is available at

Market Rasen Racecourse is part of The Jockey Club, which has been at the heart of British racing for more than 260 years. Today the largest commercial group in the sport, The Jockey Club runs the largest racecourse group in the UK by turnover (2015: £183.3m), courses (15) including those at Aintree, Cheltenham, Epsom Downs and Newmarket, attendances (2015: 1.95m), total prize money (2015: £43.9m), contribution to prize money (2015: £19.9m) and quality racing (Group and Graded races); more than 3,000 acres of world-class training grounds in Newmarket, Lambourn and Epsom Downs; The National Stud breeding enterprise and education provider; and the charity for racing's people in need, Racing Welfare. Governed by Royal Charter, every penny The Jockey Club makes it puts back into British racing. More information is available at

Racing ahead at Market Rasen Racecourse, Seasons Fixtures!

Chelmsford City Racecourse
Chelmsford CM3 1QP Tel: 01245 360 300
Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 7NY Tel: 01328 862388
Great Yarmouth Racecourse
Jellicoe Rd, Great Yarmouth NR30 4AU Tel: 01493 842527
Brampton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire , PE17 8NN Tel: 01480 453373
Market Rasen Racecourse
Legsby Road, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, LN8 3EA Tel: 01673 843 434
Westfield House, The Links, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 0TG Tel: 01638 663 482
Towcester Racecourse
London Road, Towcester, Northamptonshire NN12 6LB Tel: 01327 353414

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