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23rd - 24th September 2023

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FAQs

Q: When do the trainers’ yards open?

The trainers’ yards open on Sunday morning ONLY, yards will be open 9am-12:30pm. There is no yard access for visitors on Saturday.


Q: How much do tickets cost for the weekend?

Any tickets purchased after 17th September will need to be collected on the day. Please collect your ticket from the ticket marquee on The Severals car park or any open yard.

Ticket prices are as follows:

Advanced ticket available from Monday 1st July  (purchased online ahead of the weekend): £15 per person.

Advanced ticket purchasers will be sent out in the post. If you purchase a programme with your ticket, you will receive a voucher to exchange for a programme on the day.

£20 per person for when purchased on the day.

On Saturday you can buy tickets at The National Horseracing Museum from 10am and The British Racing School and on Sunday at The Severals car park and at trainers yards.

£5 for a programme.

U16s GO FREE ALL WEEKEND.

Please note there is an additional cost of £5 to access the NHRM. A discounted rate will apply to all Open Weekend wristband holders.

Please note that your Henry Cecil Open Weekend ticket DOES NOT grant you access to Newmarket Racecourse. If you wish to buy a joint racing and Open Weekend ticket, please follow the link here. 


Q: What does my wristband give me access to?

Please see our Attractions Page for a full schedule of sites open each day and entertainments.

An additional fee may apply for some attractions, including racing at the Rowley Mile, entry to the NHRM and tours at The Jockey Club Rooms.

Tours at the Jockey Club Rooms are limited to 25 people per tour, pre-booking is required and tickets cost £5 each. Booking will become available in early September.

Entry to The National Horseracing Museum is £5 when you show your Henry Cecil Open Weekend wristband.


Q: Is there disabled access?

Trainers yards are not normally open to the public so do not offer disabled access or facilities.

Warren Hill Gallops on Sunday morning would not be suitable for wheelchair access.

NHRM and Tattersalls are both DDA compliant.

The Henry Cecil Open Weekend will offer a carer a complimentary pass.


Q: Are dogs permitted?

Regrettably, no dogs other than Guide Dogs are allowed in the yards or open equine sites.

Local dogs are welcome to The Severals on Sunday afternoon for our Fun Dog Show.


Q:Where are the car parks situated?

Parking is available – see locations below:

Saturday

  • Tattersalls – Enter the Tattersalls premises via The Avenue in Newmarket. (Tattersalls Park Paddocks, The Avenue, Newmarket, CB8 9AU)
  • Rowley Mile – Parking available at the Rowley Mile racecourse for all attending the races.

Sunday

  • The Severals – Located just off the roundabout at the top of the town, beside the gallops. (2-4 Bury Rd, Newmarket CB8 7BP) from 7am.
  • Tattersalls- Enter the Tattersalls premises via The Avenue in Newmarket. (Tattersalls Park Paddocks, The Avenue, Newmarket, CB8 9AU)

Q: Where are the shuttle buses operating from?

Shuttle buses will be running along a number of routes from The Severals car park on Sunday ONLY. Buses will leave approximately every twenty minutes.


Q: Can I bring a camera?

You are more than welcome to bring cameras, but please disable the flash where possible as sudden bright lights upset horses.


Q: I’m interested in a Private Tour – where are the details?

Saturday and Sunday

National Horse Racing Museum (NHRM):

Open 10am – 5pm.

General admission costs £5 during Henry Cecil Open Weekend when you show proof of your Open Weekend ticket.

This includes entrance to the museum, behind the scenes tours, access to the two special exhibitions, meeting our ex-racehorses, and a ride on the racehorse simulator.

Saturday ONLY

Tours of the Jockey Club Rooms:

Tours will take place on Saturday only.

Each tour is one hour and costs £5 per person.

Spaces are limited to 25 people per tour. Pre-booking is required.To book, please email admin@discovernewmarket.co.uk or call 01638 501122, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.

Tours of the National Stud:

The National Stud is open 10am-1pm. Pre booking required, please register with open@nationalstud.co.uk.

Parking is available at the National Stud. Postcode – CB8 OXE.

Tours of the British Racing School:

British Racing School is open 9am-1pm with tours at 10am and 11:30am.

No booking is required.

Parking available at the British Racing School. Postcode: CB8 7NU

Peter O’Sullevan House:

Peter O’Sullevan House is open between 10am and 12pm on Saturday.

No booking is required.


Q: Where can we tweet and shout about 2024?

A: We can be found on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

Twitter : https://twitter.com/HenryCecilWknd
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newmarketopenday
Instagram: https://instagram.com/henrycecilwknd/


Q: Are there refreshments available to purchase?

A. There are catering units on The Severals, card machines will be available at these catering units. It is advisable to bring some small change.


Q: When will I know which yards are open?

A. The list of open yards can be found here. 


Q: Is Tattersalls open?

A. Tattersalls are hosting a pedigree talk at 11:30am on Saturday in the main ring featuring a top international bloodstock agent.


Q: Are there maps available?

A. The location of yards will be in the programme which are available to purchase for a fee of £5. There are buses available to take you between the different yards and these follow set routes, all buses start in The Severals car park and are free of charge. Walking distances between the yards will be in the programme.


Hopefully we’ve answered any query you may have but if not, please get in touch.

If you are having trouble with your tickets please call the Ticket Helpline: 0344 5793010.