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Newmarket Open Weekend

Behind the Scenes of Horseracing's Head Quarters

22nd September 2018

The weekend of the 22nd and 23rd 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 raise money for local charities.

Racing will return to the Rowley Mile on Saturday afternoon following a break in 2017. Racing is always a highlight of the weekend and several trainers will bravely step up to the microphone and take part in the annual NOW racing commentary challenge.

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. Racing Welfare are about to embark on a plan to refurbish 18 bedsits in MacDonald Buchanan House and once completed will form the core of their young people’s accommodation in Newmarket.

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