Newmarket Racecourse has been recognised as the headquarters of racing for over 300 years. It is unique in that it has two complete and highly distinct race-courses – the Rowley Mile and the July course. The Millennium Grandstand which is situated on the Rowley Mile course; is currently undergoing a huge refurbishment programme.

The 1000 Guineas is run over the Rowley Mile which is named after King Charles 11 – “Old Rowley” – who founded the Newmarket meetings, following his restoration to the throne in 1660. A fact that illustrates the rich 1000 Guineas History. It hosts race meetings of the highest quality, the Guineas Festival in the Spring; and the Cambridgeshire and Champions Day in the Autumn.

Newmarket is also the home to more stables, trainers, stud farms than anywhere else on earth. There are in fact 77 licensed trainers who take advantage of the magnificent facilities that include 2,800 acres of fully maintained training grounds, turf gallops as well as artificial gallops. It is home to  the National Horse Racing Museum, the British Racing School plus Palace House, that was once the home of King Charles 11.

Newmarket as a town eats, speaks and breathes horse racing and it is a place that every one with an interest in racing should visit.Please consult our Newmarket Travel directions that provide the ways to get to the Town and also 1000 Guineas ticket information in case you would like to come for the race.

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