Home of the 2000 and 1000 Guineas, Newmarket has been at the heart of British Flat racing for more than 300 years. Some 3000 horses are in training in the immediate vicinity of this unique racing town, which is only an hour from London by road from the M11 or by rail.
The two Classics are held on the Rowley Mile course in early May as are the big autumn fixtures, headed by Champions Day. In high summer the July meeting takes pride of place on the course of the same name. Both courses are galloping with ultra-long straights
Newmarket Racecourse, Westfield House, The Links, Cambridge Road, Newmarket, CB8 0TG
01638 675 500
Members £18 (16-21yo £10); Grandstand/Paddock £13 (16-21yo) & OAPs £9, Family stand £4, accompanied under 16s free
From South, leave M11 at Junction 9, take A11 to Newmarket
Liverpool St or Kings Cross to Cambridge, then train to Newmarket or bus to course (13m)
The July course is right-handed and just over 2m in extent. The track is quite testing and suits the long-striding type. High numbers have a slight advantage in races up to a mile.
The Rowley course is right-handed and just over 2m in extent. The track is quite testing and suits the long-striding type. High numbers have a slight advantage in races up to a mile.