23rd - 24th September 2023




Please note: your Henry Cecil Open Weekend ticket does not grant access to Newmarket Racecourse. You can buy joint tickets here. 

Any tickets purchased after 17th September will need to be collected on the day.

If you are coming on Saturday, please collect your wristband from The National Horseracing Museum from 10am or any open site. 

If you are coming on Sunday, please collect your ticket from the ticket marquee on The Severals car park or any open yard.

The Henry Cecil Open Weekend is looking forward to welcoming visitors once again to British horseracing’s HQ.

Enjoy an action-packed weekend of events and the opportunity to get exclusive behind the scenes access to some of Britain’s best-known racing yards.

Here is everything you need to know about the weekend:


Saturday 23rd  and Sunday 24th September 2023


Advanced Tickets: £15

Ticket on the day: £20

All children under 16 years of age go free.

Programme: £3

Advanced ticket purchasers will be sent a wristband in the post.

Advanced programme purchases will be sent a voucher to exchange on the day for a programme.


 The Henry Cecil Open Weekend 2023 is raising money in support of Racing Welfare, British Racing School and Newmarket Open Door.


 Go behind the scenes at some of the country’s leading training operations from 9am -12:30pm on Sunday 24th September ONLY. A full list of yards opening their doors will be available in due course.


 Enjoy tours of Newmarket’s finest equine establishments over both days.

Saturday 23rd September 

  • 9am-12noon: Newmarket Equine Hospital open. Tours every 15 minutes with last tour starting at 11:30am.
  • 9am-1pm: British Racing School open. Tours at 10am and 11:30am.
  • 10am-5pm: National Horseracing Museum open. Discounted entry of £5 when show your HCOW wristband.
  • 10am-12noon: Injured Jockeys Fund Peter O’Sullevan House
  • 10:30am-3pm: Retraining of Racehorse Show at National Horseracing Museum
  • 12pm and 2pm: Tours of the Jockey Club Rooms. £5 charge, pre booking required through Discover Newmarket, please email admin@discovernewmarket.co.uk.


TIMINGS (Subject to change)Saturday 23rd September
9am - 1pmBritish Racing School open. Tours at 10am and 11:30am.
9:00am-12noonNewmarket Equine Hospital open. Tours every 15 minutes, last tour to start at 11:30am. Tours free for all HCOW wristband holders.
10am-12noonThe Injured Jockeys Fund, Peter O’Sullevan House open.
10am - 5pmNational Horseracing Museum open.**
10:00amTour at British Racing School.
10am-12noonThe National Stud Open. Pre Booking required. Email open@nationalstud.co.uk.
10:30am-12noonClass 1 - Tattersalls RoR AMATEUR Ridden Show Series Qualifier at NHRM.
11:30amTour at British Racing School.
12pmTour of Jockey Club Rooms. Pre booking required and additional fee of £5. To book, email: admin@discovernewmarket.co.uk.
1pmClass 2- Unaffiliated Novice Ridden Retrained Thoroughbred Racehorse at NHRM.
1:40pmFirst race at Newmarket Racecourse-Rowley Mile.
2pmTour of Jockey Club Rooms. Pre booking required and additional fee of £5. To book, email: admin@discovernewmarket.co.uk.
2:30pmClass 3- Tattersalls RoR OPEN In Hand Show Series Qualifier at NHRM.
All day FREE parkingTattersalls. Enter premises via The Avenue, CB8 9AY. Parking available at the British Racing School and Rowley Mile.
*Pre-booking required. To book please email admin@discovernewmarket.co.uk or call 01638 501122.
National Horseracing Museum**General admission to NHRM is £5 per day during the Henry Cecil Open Weekend when you present your HCOW wristband at the museum. Ticket includes entrance to the museum, behind-the-scenes tours, access to the special exhibitions, meeting the retired racehorses, and a ride on the racehorse simulator.

Sunday 24th September

All events on Sunday afternoon take place on The Severals including Dullingham Park Shetland Pony Grand National, HCOW Racehorse Parade sponsored by Al Shaqab, Daylesford Organic Racing Personality Show Jumping, Fitzdares Fun Dog Show.

  • 8am-9am: Warren Hill Gallops
  • 9am-12:30pm: Yards open
  • 10am-5pm: National Horseracing Museum open
  • 12noon: Tattersalls Talk
  • 1pm onwards: Programme of events on The Severals

TIMINGS Sunday 24th September
8am - 9amWarren Hill Gallops open to the public, kindly sponsored by Tattersalls.
10am - 5:00pmNational Horseracing Museum open.
12pmTattersalls Talk in the main sales ring.
1:15pmDullingham Park Shetland Grand National.
1:30pm - 4pmFitzdares Local Dog Show. No dogs permitted at yards.
2pm HCOW Racehorse Parade, kindly sponsored by Al Shaqab.
2:30pmDaylesford Organic Racing Personality Show Jumping.
All day FREE parkingThe Severals. Enter via the Bury Road. CB8 7BP



 The nationwide celebration of the racehorse which showcases the love, care and attention that goes into looking after racehorses culminates with the Henry Cecil Open Weekend. We are delighted to be a part of the annual celebration. More information on National Racehorse Week can be found here: https://nationalracehorseweek.uk