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…Read more
Next year’s Newmarket Open Weekend will take place on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September. The Open Weekend gives racing fans the opportunity to see behind the scenes at horse racing’s HQ and meet some of their equine heroes. Tickets are not yet available to purchase. Please keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for updates.Read more
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