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;
QIPCO Guineas Festival – Saturday, 6th and Sunday, 7th May
The highlight of spring is the fantastic QIPCO Guineas Festival. Alongside some of the best Flat racing in the world, including the first two Classic races of the year, the QIPCO 2000 Guineas and QIPCO 1000 Guineas, racegoers are in for a treat with fabulous entertainment and hospitality on course.
Saturday is about style and sophistication, exhilarating racing and awesome entertainment. The feature race, the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas, is open to three-year-old colts and boasts an impressive roll of honour including the unforgettable Frankel!
Guineas Sunday is a fantastic day to be shared with family and friends. The highlight of the day will be the QIPCO 1,000 Guineas, Group 1 fillies Classic, and will make for a thrilling and memorable day.
Après Racing, Newmarket’s official after party, will return on both days of the Festival with big name acts still to be announced – so watch this space! Kids under 18 go FREE both days and they will never be bored with the selection of free on course entertainment in the Grandstand and Paddock and Family Enclosures including inflatables, face painting, Rowley’s Kids Club and much more!
bet365 Craven Meeting – Tuesday, 18th to Thursday, 20th April
See top class racing action at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile as another season commences with the highly anticipated three-day bet365Craven Meeting. This midweek event offers racegoers a first glimpse of some of the best horses in training being put through their paces.
In celebration of the start of the Flat racing season at Newmarket, the first day of the Craven Meeting on Tuesday, 18th April is FREE to all local residents with a CB8 postcode and the first 100 bookers will be offered a free Discover Newmarket tour.
If you live within a CB8 postcode all you need to do is book in advance using the promotional code CRAVENCB8 at www.newmarketracecourses.co.uk.
The Spring Meeting – Thursday, 18th (evening) to Saturday, 20th May
The Spring Meeting is the final fixture on the Rowley Mile during the spring. In anticipation of those longer, lighter evenings and milder weather you can start your weekend early and enjoy the first evening meeting of the year on Thursday. Why not pop in after work and enjoy dinner and a fantastic evenings racing as the sun sets over the Newmarket Heath?
Friday’s afternoon card is sponsored by a range of local companies at the annual Newmarket Business Day and Saturday of the Spring Meeting is ‘Newcomer Day’. This offers a great opportunity for those not so familiar with the sport, as well as first-time, younger racegoers, to experience the thrill of the races with an interactive and informative raceday. There will be family entertainment on course including inflatables, face painting and Rowley’s Kids Club as well as a number of activities to give first-time visitors an insight into the sport.
Don’t forget that kids under the age of 18 come FREE on all three days so it’s great value for everyone.
For more information and to book tickets for all of these unmissable events, please visit www.newmarketracecourses.co.uk. Alternatively, please call 0844 579 3010 for General Admissions and 01638 675300 for Hospitality.
About Newmarket Racecourses
Newmarket’s two magical racecourses, the Rowley Mile and the Adnams July Course, together form the greatest venue in the East of England. Hosting exhilarating world class Flat racing, pulsating music nights, great value family days, award-winning restaurants and exceptional conferences, in 2016 Newmarket Racecourses celebrated 350 years of extraordinary royal patronage.