Newmarket racecourse is situated in Newmarket, Suffolk, UK and consists of two separate courses named the Rowley Mile (a 1 mile 2 furlong course used in spring and autumn) and the July course (1 mile). Both courses are for flat racing only. It’s well situated with many nearby training yards and organisations (Tattersalls etc). It’s place in the heart of races extends to its exciting racing fixtures which take place from April to November each year.
Many noteable races are held at the Newmarket course including the Craven Stakes in April, 1000 and 2000 Guineas in May, The July Cup, and Fillies Mile in September, the list goes on. The course holds an impressive nine of the UK’s 36 group one meetings each year – most of which take place on the Rowley Mile course – meaning that if you live close to the course you’re in for a real treat!
Some will be aware that the Champion Stakes also used to take place at Newmarket, but that race along with two others moved to British Champions Day at Ascot in 2010.
The course has royal connections going back hundreds of years. The first recorded race in the proximity was a £100 bet between Lord Salisbury and Marquess of Buckingham in 1622, with the racecourse itself being founded in 1636.