18th - 19th September 2021


This year’s Henry Cecil Open Weekend will not take place in its traditional format due to coronavirus, instead we will be bringing some of the weekend’s most popular events online to support Racing Welfare, British Racing School, and the Racing Centre.

Video tours and entertainment will be free-to-view throughout the weekend, Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th September, on the Henry Cecil Open Weekend website. Our ‘Videos’ page will bring the best of horseracing’s HQ straight into your homes, with viewers enjoying the action encouraged to donate via our official fundraising page.

Racing fans across the globe will be able to see behind scenes at some of the UK’s leading training operations, with William Haggas, Charlie Appleby, James Fanshawe, plus many more, giving a unique insight into life at their yards.

We will also be offering viewers a look inside Newmarket’s leading equine sites, such as the National Horse Racing Museum and the British Racing School, and the chance to see top jockeys in action in the hugely popular Clipper Logistics Show Jumping Competition. While budding race commentators will have their chance to shine in our brand-new competition.

Charlie Fellowes, Chairman of the Henry Cecil Open Weekend, said: “Sadly we won’t be able to welcome visitors to Newmarket this September. However, we are very excited to be able to bring some of the best bits of the Henry Cecil Open Weekend online. This year more than ever it is important that we continue to promote our sport and help raise funds for our charities – Racing Welfare, British Racing School, and the Racing Centre.  We hope racing fans across the country will enjoy the great insight on offer from Newmarket and support our charities by donating.”


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