21st - 22nd September 2019

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2020 Programme

WHEN Newmarket racehorse trainers open their doors to celebrate the life
of Sir Henry and to raise money for local charities

We look forward to welcoming you to the The Henry Cecil Open Weekend on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September 2020. The Open Weekend gives visitors the unique opportunity to go behind the scenes at British horseracing’s HQ, enjoy two fantastic days of fun and entertainment, and raise money for local charities.

A list of trainers’ yards opening will be confirmed in early September but please keep an eye on our website for updates. Note that trainers’ yards are open on SUNDAY MORNING ONLY. A printed programme (£3) showing the location of the racing yards and equine sites are available to purchase at all car parks and Open Weekend attractions.  We also offer a complimentary shuttle bus service on Sunday for all visitors from the Severals car park.

A full timetable and online ticket sales will be made available later this year. Please check our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates.

TIMINGS TBCSaturday 19th September
British Racing School
Peter O’Sullevan House
Rossdales Equine Hospital
Palace House – the National Horseracing Museum**
Newmarket History & Heritage Walking Tour start time. In association with Discover Newmarket.
National Stud Tours. 35 - 40 minutes each tour
Al Shaqab RoR 'Hacks' Showing Classes at Palace House
Gates open for racing at the Rowley Mile
Newmarket Racecourse behind the scenes tour. In association with Discover Newmarket.***
All day FREE parkingTattersalls. Enter premesis via The Avenue. Postcode CB8 9AY
Parking available at the Rowley Mile for racing

TIMINGS TBCSunday 20th September
Warren Hill Gallops, sponsored by Tattersalls, open to the public.
Trainers Hacks Race on Warren Hill, sponsored by Blandford Bloodstock
Palace House – the National Horseracing Museum
Jockey Club Rooms Tours****
National Stud Tours. 35-40 minutes each
Tattersalls Bloodstock Auctioneers open.
Longholes open
Newmarket History & Heritage Walking Tour start times. In association with Discover Newmarket.
Martin Collins Pony Club Games
Fun Local Dog Show & Terrier Racing *Note Dogs are not allowed in yards or equine sites
Waitrose Stable Staff 'Tug of War'
Clipper Logistics Racing Personality Show Jumping
All day FREE parkingThe Severals. Located just off the roundabout at the top of the town, beside the Gallops.



*Timings above are subject to change

**History & Heritage Walking Tours: 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:

****Jockey Club Room Tours: We will not be taking any advance reservations, ALL tours, will be conducted on a First Come First Served Basis.

Tours will be £5.00 per person per tour.

Tours are limited to around the 30-35 mark.

Tea and coffee available a half an hour before each tour start time.

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