21st - 22nd September 2019


Now 2019 Programme

WHEN Newmarket racehorse trainers open their doors to celebrate the life
of Sir Henry and to raise money for local charities

We look forward to welcoming you to the The Henry Cecil Open Weekend on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September 2019. 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.

A list of trainers’ yards opening will be confirmed in early September but please keep an eye on our website for updates.  A printed programme (£3) showing the location of the racing yards and equine sites are available to purchase at all car parks and Open Weekend attractions.  Please note that we do offer a complimentary shuttle bus service on Sunday for all visitors from the Severals car park.

2019 provisional timetable

TIME*Saturday 21st September
9am - 1pmBritish Racing School open. Tours at 10am and 11:30am.
9am - 1pmPeter O’Sullevan House. Gym demo's at 9:30am and 11am
9:30am - 12:30pmNewmarket Equine Hospital. Last tour will start at 12pm.
10am - 5pmPalace House – the National Horseracing Museum**
10amNewmarket History & Heritage Walking Tour start time. In association with Discover Newmarket.
10am;11am;12:30pm & 1:30pmNational Stud Tours. 35 - 40 minutes each tour
12pmAl Shaqab RoR 'Hacks' Showing Classes at Palace House
12:05pmGates open for racing at the Rowley Mile
12:15pmNewmarket Racecourse behind the scenes tour. In association with Discover Newmarket.***
All day FREE parkingTattersalls. Enter premesis via The Avenue. Postcode CB8 9AY
Parking available at the Rowley Mile for racing

TIMESunday 22nd September
8am - 9amWarren Hill Gallops, sponsored by Tattersalls, open to the public.
8:45amTrainers Hacks Race on Warren Hill, sponsored by Blandford Bloodstock
10am - 5pmPalace House – the National Horseracing Museum
9am - 12:30pmYARDS OPEN
10:30am & 12pmJockey Club Rooms Tours****
10am,11am,12:30pm & 1:30pmNational Stud Tours. 35-40 minutes each
10:30am - 1pmTattersalls Bloodstock Auctioneers open.
11am -1pm. Tours at 11am, 11:40am, 12:20pmLongholes open
12pm & 1pmNewmarket History & Heritage Walking Tour start times. In association with Discover Newmarket.
1:15pm - 2pmMartin Collins Pony Club Games
2pm - 4pmFun Local Dog Show & Terrier Racing *Note Dogs are not allowed in yards or equine sites
2pmWaitrose Stable Staff 'Tug of War'
2:30pmClipper Logistics Racing Personality Show Jumping
All day FREE parkingThe Severals. Located just off the roundabout at the top of the town, beside the Gallops.



*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.

*** Newmarket Racecourse Behind the Scenes Tour:  Booking in advance required- call 01638 501122 or email admin@discovernewmarket.co.uk.  Price £10 per person.

****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.

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