About Newmarket Racecourse
The headquarters of flat racing in the UK. In 2016 Newmarket racecourse celebrated it's 350th birthday. The racecourse is split between two actual courses; The Rowley Mile and the July course
The Newmarket racecourse web site includes a list of upcoming fixtures, dress code, directions and parking, racecourse map, spectator guide and places to stay around the area. It also includes details of venue hire for both business functions and celebrations, such as weddings and private parties.
The racing season starts in April with the Craven meeting and runs through to October. The main highlight is the Guineas weekend, which includes the first classic races of the year; the 1,000 Guineas, run over a mile for fillies and the 2,000 Guineas run over the same distance for thoroughbred colts and fillies. Othe Group 1 races include the Falmouth Stakes and the July Cup, both in July, the Fillies' Mile,Sun Chariot Stakes and Cheveley Park Stakes, in September and the Middle Park Stakes in October.
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Flat (July Course):
July course is 2 miles 24 yards, with right-handed bend at halfway, the first mile being part of the Cesarewitch course, the last the straight Bunbury Mile. All races up to a mile are on straight course. Undulating, rising the last furlong to the post
Flat (Rowley Mile):
Right-handed 2 miles 2 furlongs Cesarewitch Course turning into undulating 1 mile 2 furlongs straight. Uphill final furlong exposes stamina weaknesses. Wide and galloping; good test.
Going Racing at Newmarket
From London, take the M11 and exit at Junction 9 to take the A11 dual carriageway. Leave the A11 at Six Mile Bottom and follow the road to Newmarket. The A1 is helpful from the North and South, and the A14 links Felixstowe with the M1 and M6.
From Liverpool Street or Kings Cross to Cambridge, where a courtesy bus links direct with the racecourse.