17th - 18th September 2022

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FAQs

Q: When do the trainers’ yards open?

The trainers’ yards open on Sunday morning ONLY. There is no yard access for visitors on Saturday.

Top trainers Charlie Fellowes, Ed Dunlop, Tom Clover and David Simcock are all confirmed to date with many more names to be added in early September.


Q: How much do tickets cost for the weekend?

Tickets will be available to purchase on our website soon.

Online pricing structure is as follows:

The Henry Cecil Open Weekend With Racing – Two Day Ticket Bundle 2021:

£39 per person – Includes Premier Enclosure access to the racecourse on Saturday 18th September and a Sunday wristband for all Open Weekend activities.

or

£30 per person – Includes Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure access to the racecourse on Saturday 18th September and a Sunday wristband for all Open Weekend activities.

 

The Henry Cecil Open Weekend No Racing – Two Day Ticket Bundle 2021:

£15 per person for the Henry Cecil Open Weekend when purchased in advance online. No access to racing on Saturday afternoon.

£17 per person for when purchased on the day at the main ticket point at the Severals Car Park.

£3 for a programme.

U16s GO FREE ALL WEEKEND.

Please note there is an additional cost to access the NHRM. A discounted rate will apply to all Open Weekend wristband holders. Please see prices below.


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.

Unfortunately, due to restrictions the veterinary hospitals will not be opening this year.


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

  • Severals – Located just off the roundabout at the top of the town, beside the gallops. (2-4 Bury Rd, Newmarket CB8 7BP).

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 £7.50 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 Room:

Tours will take place on Saturday only. Starting at 11am and 1pm.

Please note: There will be a small charge of £5pp for all visitors wishing to take part in the Jockey Club Rooms tours. Each tour is one hour.

Jockey Club Room Tours will not be taking any reservations. ALL tours will be conducted on a First Come First Served Basis. Spaces are limited to approx. 30 people per tour.

 

Tours of the National Stud:

Tours will take place on Saturday only. Times to be confirmed.

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

 

Tours of the British Racing School:

Tours available at the BRS on Saturday only. Tour starts times at 10am and 11:30am.

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

 

Tours of Newmarket Racecourse:

Newmarket Racecourse Behind the Scenes Tours available through Discover Newmarket.

Time to be confirmed. Booking in advance required. Additional cost to be paid directly to Discover Newmarket.


Q: Where can we tweet and shout about 2021?

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/


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.