Venue: Newmarket Racecourse
Address: Westfield House, The Links, Newmarket, CB8 0TF
Notable Races: QIPCO 2000, 1000 Guineas
Nestled on the Suffolk-Cambridgeshire border at the gateway to the East of England, Newmarket is both the historical home and the current powerhouse of British horseracing.
It was at Newmarket that Britain's first race was run under written rules more than three centuries ago; where Charles II rode his own horse to victory in a race; and where countless champions of the turf have dazzled racegoers from all over the world with their speed, brilliance and majesty.Today Newmarket is thriving, with the modern and imposing Rowley Mile Racecourse, the true "Course of Champions", boasting world class racing and facilities as well as the stunningly picturesque July Course offering its own unique brand of entertainment over the summer months.
How to find us:
The A11 and A14 provide easy access from the major cities of East Anglia and from the M11 and A1 respectively.Travelling from London take the M11 exit at junction 9 for the A11. Exit at A1304 for Newmarket. The July course is on the first roundabout to the left. The Rowley Mile Racecourse is straight over the first roundabout, follow that road (signposted for Newmarket town centre) the turning is after approx. one mile on the left.
Regular commuter services run from London Kings Cross and Liverpool Street to Cambridge, Stansted Airport and Ipswich where onward connections by rail or road can be made to Newmarket.
A complimentary shuttle bus service runs on all race days between Newmarket town centre and the racecourse. Starting approximately 2 hours before the first race the service picks up outside Hughes Electrical Store on the High Street and at the train station. The return journeys from the racecourse commence around 45 minutes before the last race and continue for up to 2 hours. The bus will drop off at the train station and at the bus stop on The Avenue (just off the High Street).