The Newmarket Open Weekend has been renamed the ‘Henry Cecil Open Weekend’ to celebrate the life of the iconic and much-loved trainer. The three-year partnership, which will begin this year, is supported by a group of previous owners of Sir Henry and will help raise money for local charities.
The Henry Cecil Open Weekend will remain committed to continue the event’s support for the welfare and development of young racing staff in Newmarket, primarily through the work of its main beneficiary; Racing Welfare.
Since the return of the Open Weekend to Newmarket in 2012, over a quarter of a million pounds has been raised for local and racing charities, including £115,000 for the Racing Welfare Newmarket Housing Project. As part of this project renovation of MacDonald Buchanan House will begin this August which, once completed, will provide 18 units of high-quality accommodation for the young racing staff in the town.
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