17th - 18th September 2022

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6/9/2021

KEVIN PHILIPPART DE FOY AND HARRY EUSTACE PREPARING FOR 2021 HENRY CECIL COMMENTATOR CHALLENGE, SPONSORED BY DR JOHNNY HON

Some of the newest additions to Newmarket’s training ranks will take part in the 2021 Henry Cecil Commentator Challenge, sponsored by Dr Johnny Hon, when the popular competition returns to the Rowley Mile on Saturday 18th September. Trainers Kevin Philippart de Foy, Harry Eustace, Ed Crisford, George Boughey, James Ferguson and Tom Clover will take on 2020 virtual Commentator Challenge winner Danny Archer in the competition, which was first staged in 2015. Archer, a racing journalist and presenter, was judged the winner in a public vote when the Commentator Challenge was staged during lockdown last year. His prize was a place in the line-up for this year’s event. The challengers will each provide the live on-course commentaries for the seven…

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2/7/2021

THE HENRY CECIL OPEN WEEKEND TO WELCOME BACK VISITORS TO NEWMARKET THIS SEPTEMBER

The Henry Cecil Open Weekend looks forward to welcoming visitors back to Newmarket on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th September 2021. Each September racing and equine enthusiasts descend on horseracing’s HQ for an action-packed weekend of events and a chance to delve behind the scenes at Britain’s best-known racing yards. Last year, with the weekend unable to take place in its conventional format due to COVID-19, the event hosted its first virtual Open Weekend. The online offering proved a huge success with horseracing fans from around the world tuning in to view exciting stable tours and entertainment from Newmarket. Thanks to the kind generosity of those who donated and supported the event, a total of £48,000 was raised by the…

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