Unfortunately the Food and Drink Festival is taking a break this year and will not take place in 2022.

We hope the Food and Drink Festival will return in 2023!

17th - 18th September 2022



Following a record year in 2021, 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 17th and Sunday 18th September 2022

Full schedule below.


Advanced Tickets: £15

Ticket on the day: £20

All children under 16 years of age go free.

Programme: £3

Tickets available to purchase here: https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/newmarket/events-tickets/cesarewitch-trial-day/the-henry-cecil-open-weekend/


 The Henry Cecil Open Weekend 2022 is raising money in support of Racing Welfare, Newmarket Day Centre, National Horseracing Museum and Newmarket Heath Ambulance, a fundraising initiative to purchase a quick response unit for work riders on Newmarket Heath. Last year a record £60,000 was raised for our partner charities.


 Go behind the scenes at some of the country’s leading training operations from 9am -12pm on Sunday 18th September ONLY. A full list of yards opening their doors will be announced at a later date.


 Enjoy tours of Newmarket’s finest equine establishments over both days, including the British Racing School, Jockey Club Rooms and many more. Schedule and timings below.


 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

TIMINGS (Subject to change)Saturday 17th September
9am - 1pmPeter O’Sullevan House open.
9am - 1pmBritish Racing School open. Tours at 10am and 11:30am.
9:30am-12:30pmRossdales open 9:30am-12:30pm. Tours between 9.45am and 12pm. Last admissions to the hospital site at 11.50am. Tours free for all HCOW wristband holders.
10am - 5pmNational Horseracing Museum open.**
10:00amTour at British Racing School.
10:00amTour at The National Stud.*
11:30amTour at British Racing School.
11:30amRoR Amateur Ridden Class at the NHRM
12pmTour at The National Stud.*
12pmTour of Jockey Club Rooms.*
1pmRoR Novice Ridden Class at the NHRM
1pmFirst race at Newmarket Racecourse-Rowley Mile.
2pmTour at National Stud.*
2pmTour of Jockey Club Rooms.*
2:30pmRoR In Hand Unaffiliated Class at the 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 half price (£5) during Henry Cecil Open Weekend when you buy an open weekend ticket. 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.

TIMINGS (Subject to change)Sunday 18th 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.
1:15pmQatar Racing Mounted Games.
2pm Parade of Retired Racehorses, kindly sponsored by Al Shaqab.
2pm - 4pmBlue Diamond Stud Fun Local Dog Show. No dogs permitted at yards.
2:30pmClipper Logistics Racing Personality Show Jumping.
All day FREE parkingThe Severals. Enter via the Bury Road. CB8 7BP