Newmarket boasts two main racecourses, the Rowley Mile and the July Course. The Rowley Mile, with its long, straight track, hosts prestigious races such as the 2000 Guineas and the Cambridgeshire Handicap. The July Course, known for its picturesque setting and undulating terrain, hosts races throughout the summer months, including the July Festival.

Founded in 1750, the Jockey Club Rooms is an exclusive members’ club that has played a significant role in the governance and development of British horse racing. While access is restricted to members, guided tours offer the opportunity to admire its elegant Georgian architecture and impressive collection of racing memorabilia.

Take a guided tour of the renowned Newmarket Gallops, where racehorses are exercised each morning. Visitors can observe the horses in action and learn about the training regimes employed by leading trainers.

The horseracing heritage of Newmarket isn’t just showcased at the courses. Located in the heart of Newmarket right on the number 18 route, the National Horseracing Museum provides a comprehensive insight into the history and heritage of British horseracing. Visitors can explore interactive exhibits, galleries showcasing equine art, and a collection of historic memorabilia, including jockey silks and trophies.

Tattersalls is also well worth a visit and is the world’s oldest bloodstock auctioneers and hosts regular sales of thoroughbred horses. Visitors can witness the excitement of auctions and view some of the finest bloodlines in the equine world.







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