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Headquarters of Horseracing in Newmarket

Newmarket Races

  • The Rowley Mile
  • The July Course
  • Newmarket Nights

Newmarket is truly special. It is a town with a rich, royal history where the thoroughbred racehorse is king. It is the town where horse racing, the “sport of kings”, was born some three and a half centuries ago and from where it was exported around the world.

King Charles II returned to Newmarket 25 years after his last visit following Restoration to the Throne and spearheaded the development of the town, Racecourses and industry into what is affectionately known as the global headquarters of racing today; the Home of Horseracing. Still run today, the Town Plate, a race which by law, passed by King Charles II, must be run “for ever”, is still staged on the same three-and-three-quarter mile course on which it was inaugurated on in 2016 (according to official records) three and a half centuries ago and is the one and only time each year that the ‘Round Course’ is used each year.

Alongside the exhilarating excitement of world class Flat racing, they also host pulsating music nights, great value family days, award-winning restaurants and exceptional conference & events facilities.


Discover Newmarket

Discover Newmarket is the central point for Tourist Information in Newmarket and is the town’s official Tour Guide. They offer visitors a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes at racing’s headquarters to see the equine stars at work and learn about the fascinating history, heritage and culture of the town. Their expert guides deliver tours for groups and individuals which can be organised for as little or as long as you want.

They also run popular tours on set dates throughout the year which anyone can book onto.

Take a look at their attractions page: