We look forward to welcoming you to the 32Red Newmarket Open Weekend on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September 2018. The Open Weekend gives visitors the unique opportunity to go behind the scenes at British horseracing’s HQ, enjoy two fantastic days of fun and entertainment, and raise money for local charities.
2018 will see the return of racing on Saturday afternoon at the Rowley Mile racecourse after a one-year break. Racing is always a highlight of the weekend with several trainers bravely volunteering to 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.
Please note that we do offer a complimentary shuttle bus service on Sunday only for all NOW visitors from the Severals car park and that the Food & Drink Festival will take place the weekend before – Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September.
Visit our gallery page to see pictures and videos from 2017 and get a taste of the action! Any queries please feel free to get in touch with our team. We hope to see you here.
|TIME||Saturday 22nd September|
|8am - 5pm||National Heritage Centre - Kings Yard|
|9am - 1pm||British Racing School open. Tours at 10am and 11:30am.|
|9:30am - 12:30pm||Rossdales Veterinary Surgeons tours between 10am - 12pm. Tours start approx. every 15 to 20 mins.|
|10am - 5pm||National Heritage Centre - Museum*|
|10am||Newmarket History & Heritage Walking Tour start time. In association with Discover Newmarket.|
|10am;11am;12pm;1pm||National Stud Tours. 35 - 40 minutes each tour|
|12pm||RoR 'Hacks' Showing Classes at the National Heritage Centre|
|12:05pm||Gates open for racing at the Rowley Mile|
|All day FREE parking||Tattersalls. Enter premesis via The Avenue. Postcode CB8 9AU|
|Parking available at the Rowley Mile for racing|
|TIME||Sunday 23rd September|
|8am - 9am||Warren Hill Gallops, sponsored by Tattersalls, open to the public.|
|8am - 5pm||National Heritage Centre - Kings Yard|
|9am - 12:30pm||YARDS OPEN|
|9:30am - 12:30pm||Newmarket Equine Hospital. Tours between 10am and 12pm. Run approx. every 15 mins.|
|11am, 1pm, & 2:30pm||Jockey Club Rooms Tours*|
|10:00am - 5:00pm||National Heritage Centre - Museum|
|10am,11am,12pm & 1pm||National Stud Tours. 35-40 minutes each|
|10:30am - 1pm||Longholes Stud open. Tours and demos on rotation.|
|10:30am - 1pm||Tattersalls Bloodstock Auctioneers open. Main talk in the sales ring at 12pm (one hour).|
|12pm & 1pm||Newmarket History & Heritage Walking Tour start times. In association with Discover Newmarket.|
|1:15pm - 2pm||Stable Staff vs Martin Collins Jockeys & Trainers Football Match|
|2pm - 4pm||Fun Local Dog Show *Note Dogs are not allowed in yards or equine sites|
|2pm||Waitrose Stable Staff Games|
|2:30pm||Clipper Logistics Racing Personality Show Jumping|
|All day FREE parking||The Severals. Located just off the roundabout at the top of the town, beside the Gallops.|
|All day FREE parking||Tattersalls. Enter premises via The Avenue in Newmarket. Postcode CB8 9AU|
Timings above are subject to change
*History & Heritage Walking Tours: Each tour group is a maximum of 20 people and will be filled on a first come first served basis.
The starting meet point will be at Palace House King’s Yard, entry off Palace Street. There will be signage there.
Each walking tour will last approx. one and a half hours
Tours are free of charge to all NOW visitors.
**Jockey Club Room Tours: We will not be taking any advance reservations, ALL tours, will be conducted on a First Come First Served Basis.
Tours will be £5.00 per person per tour.
Tours are limited to around the 30-35 mark.
Tea and coffee available a half an hour before each tour start time.
Rossdales Veterinary Hospital: Please note tours will run from 10am to 12pm. Tours will start approximately every 15 to 20 minutes on rotation. Please note that there will be no admissions to the hospital site after 11.50am. Parking available on site.
Newmarket Equine Hospital: Please note tours will run from 10am to 12pm. Tours will start approximately every 15 to 20 minutes on rotation. Parking available on site.
Parking is also available at the National Stud, the British Racing School (Saturday), Rossdales (Saturday), the Rowley Mile Racecourse (Saturday), and the Newmarket Equine Hospital (Sunday).
A shuttle bus service will operate on Sunday ONLY from the Severals car park.
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