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The Henry Cecil Open Weekend

Behind the Scenes of Horseracing's Head Quarters

19th September 2020

The Newmarket Open Weekend has been renamed the ‘Henry Cecil Open Weekend’ to celebrate the life of the iconic and much-loved trainer.

The weekend of the 19th and 20nd September gives visitors the unique opportunity to go behind the scenes at British horseracing’s HQ, enjoying two fantastic days of fun and entertainment, whilst raising money for local charities.

Over the course of the weekend, many of the town’s most dedicated equine sites will also open their doors, including; Newmarket’s two leading veterinary hospitals, the National Heritage Centre, the British Racing School, Tattersalls and the Jockey Club Rooms.

Sunday morning action will once again kick off on the iconic Tattersalls sponsored Warren Hill gallops, followed by a number of Newmarket’s top trainers opening their yards to the public.  The popular Clipper Logistics racing personality show jumping competition will take centre stage for the afternoon’s entertainment on the Severals, alongside the Newmarket Stable Staff vs Jockeys & Trainers Football match, and much more.

Racing Welfare is one of the charities being supported by Newmarket Open Weekend. Newmarket Open Weekend is supporting one of Racing Welfare’s housing projects in Newmarket. The project supports young racing staff to help them in the transition from dependence to independence and to give them the best possible start to their careers in the racing industry.

You can find more information for the weekend here.