21st - 22nd September 2024




If you would like to buy a joint ticket for HCOW and Newmarket Races on Saturday 21st September, please follow the link here. 

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 21st and Sunday 22nd September 2024


Advanced Tickets: £15

Tickets on the day: £20

All children under 16 years of age go free.

Programme: £5

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

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.

Any tickets purchased after 15th September will need to be collected on the day.

If you are coming on Saturday and didn’t receive your ticket in the post, please collect your wristband from The National Horseracing Museum from 10am or any open site.

If you are coming on Sunday and didn’t receive your ticket in the post, please collect your ticket from the ticket marquee on The Severals car park or any open yard.


 The Henry Cecil Open Weekend 2024 is raising money in support of the Newmarket Housing Trust and Racing Welfare.


 Go behind the scenes at some of the country’s leading training operations from 9am -12:30pm on Sunday 22nd September ONLY. A full list of trainers opening their yards can be found here.


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

Saturday 21st September 

  • 9am-1pm: British Racing School open. Tours at 10am and 11:30am.
  • 9am-12noon: Injured Jockeys Fund Peter O’Sullevan House
  • 9am-1pm: Godolphin Rehoming open (CB8 9SR)
  • 10am-5pm: National Horseracing Museum open. Discounted entry of £5 when show your HCOW wristband.
  • 11:30am: Talk at Tattersalls Bloodstock Auctioneers
  • 9am-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 21st September
9am - 1pmBritish Racing School open. Tours at 10am and 11:30am.
9amClass 1-BSHA Rising Star Racehorse to Show Horse - London International Show Qualifier
9am-12noonThe Injured Jockeys Fund, Peter O’Sullevan House open.
9:30am-12:30pmRossdales Equine Hospital open. Tours starting every 15-20 minutes from 9:45am until 12pm. No admissions to the hospital site after 11.50am. Tours free for all HCOW wristband holders.
9:00am-1pmGodolphin Rehoming Open
10am - 5pmNational Horseracing Museum open.**
10:00amRidden demonstration at Godolphin Rehoming
10:00amTour at British Racing School.
10am-12noonThe National Stud Open. Pre Booking required. Email open@nationalstud.co.uk.
11amClass 2-Tattersalls RoR Amateur Ridden Show Series Qualifier
11:30amTour at British Racing School.
11:30amTalk at Tattersalls Bloodstock Auctioneers.
12pmTour of Jockey Club Rooms. Pre booking required and additional fee of £5. To book, email: admin@discovernewmarket.co.uk.
12noonRidden demonstration at Godolphin Rehoming
1:30pmClass 3 - Unaffiliated Novice Ridden Retrained Thoroughbred Racehorse
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.
3pmClass 4-Tattersalls RoR Open In Hand Show Series Qualifier
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 22nd September

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

  • 8am-8:45am: Warren Hill Gallops
  • 9am-12:30pm: Yards open
  • 10am-5pm: National Horseracing Museum open
  • 1pm onwards: Programme of events on The Severals

TIMINGS Sunday 22nd September
8am - 8:45amWarren Hill Gallops open to the public, kindly sponsored by Tattersalls.
10am - 5:00pmNational Horseracing Museum open.
1:15pmShetland Pony Grand National.
1:30pm - 4pmFun Dog Show. No dogs permitted at yards.
2pm HCOW Racehorse Parade, kindly sponsored by Al Shaqab.
2:30pmRacing 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