21st - 22nd September 2019

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FAQs

Q: How much do tickets cost for the weekend?

Online ticket sales are now closed.  Sunday wristbands can be purchased for £17 per person at the Severals car park, at all yards open, and sites open. Children aged 12 and under go free. If you wish to go racing on Saturday, enclosure tickets are still available to purchase on entrance to the Rowley Mile Racecourse.  Programmes cost £3.

Online pricing structure is as follows:

The Henry Cecil Open Weekend Two day Ticket Bundle 2019:

£37 per person – Includes Premier Enclosure access to the racecourse on Saturday 21st September and a Sunday wristband for all Open Weekend activities.  No Saturday wristband is required.  All Saturday morning Open Weekend activities are free of charge, but we ask visitors to kindly contribute a small donation on the day.

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£30 per person – Includes Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure access to the racecourse on Saturday 21st September and a Sunday wristband for all Open Weekend activities.  No Saturday wristband is required.  All Saturday morning Open Weekend activities are free of charge, but we ask visitors to kindly contribute a small donation on the day.

The Henry Cecil Open Weekend – Sunday Only:

£15 per person for Sunday only of when purchased in advance online. No access to racing on Saturday afternoon.

£3 for a programme

U12 go free all weekend

 

 


Q: What does my wristband give me access to?

A: Please see our programme page for a full schedule of sites open each day and entertainments. A small extra fee will apply for the Behind the Scene Racecourse Tour (£10) and tours of the Jockey Club Rooms on Sunday (£5).

All other sites and entertainments are free to wristband holders.


Q: Is there disabled access?

A: Trainers yards are not normally open to the public, so would not reasonably be expected to have as good a set of facilities as a venue that is ( e.g. may not have disabled loos).

The Gallops on the Sunday morning would not be suitable for wheelchair access.

The National Horseracing Museum and Tattersalls are both DDA compliant.

We will give a carer a free pass.


Q: Are dogs permitted?

A: Regrettably, no dogs other than Guide Dogs are allowed in the yards or open equine sites. Dogs are welcome to the Severals though in the afternoon for our Fun Dog Show.


Q:Where are the car parks situated?

A: Parking for the weekend will be:

Saturday

  • Tattersalls – Enter the Tattersalls premises via The Avenue in Newmarket. (Tattersalls Park Paddocks, The Avenue, Newmarket, CB8 9AU)
  • Rowley Mile – Parking available at the Rowley Mile racecourse for all attending the races

Sunday

  • Severals – Located just off the roundabout at the top of the town, beside the Gallops. A shuttle bus service will be available from here.
  • Tattersalls – Enter the Tattersalls premises via The Avenue in Newmarket. (Tattersalls Park Paddocks, The Avenue, Newmarket, CB8 9AU)

Q: Where are the shuttle buses operating from?

A: Shuttle buses will be running along a number of routes from the Severals car park on Sunday ONLY, going approximately every twenty minutes.


Q: Can I bring a camera?

A: You are more than welcome to bring cameras, but please disable the flash where possible as sudden bright lights upset horses.

 


Q: I’m interested in a Private Tour – where are the details?

Tours of The Jockey Club Room:

Tours will take place on Sunday. Times to be announced.

Please note: There will be a small charge of £5pp for all visitiors wishing to take part in the Jockey Club Rooms tours.

Jockey Club Room Tours will not be taking any advance reservations, ALL tours, will be conducted on a First Come First Served Basis. Spaces are limited to approx. 30 people per tour.

 

Tours of The National Stud:

During The Henry Cecil Open Weekend National Stud Tours will take place at 10am, 11am, 12:30pm & 1:30pm.  Tours are approx. 35 – 40 minutes each.

Parking is available at the National Stud.

 

Tours at the Newmarket Equine Hospital:

Visit the NEH free of charge on Saturday between 9:30am and 12:30pm.  Tours will be every 15-20 minutes on rotation.  The last tour will start at 12pm.

Parking is available at the NEH.

 

Newmarket History & Heritage Walking Tours. In association with Discover Newmarket.

Saturday: 10am

Sunday: 12pm & 1pm

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. In association with Discover Newmarket.

Saturday: 12:15pm

Booking in advance required- call 01638 501122 or email admin@discovernewmarket.co.uk.  Price £10 per person.


Q: Where can we tweet and shout about 2019?

A: We can be found on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

Twitter : https://twitter.com/HenryCecilWknd
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newmarketopenday
Instagram: https://instagram.com/henrycecilwknd/


Hopefully we’ve answered any query you may have but if not, please get in touch.

If you are having trouble with your tickets please call the Ticket Helpline: 0344 5793010.

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