Discover Newmarket

Racing Showcase on The Hill On Cazoo Oaks and Derby Days

There will be a special interactive display on The Hill at Epsom Downs in recognition of The Queen's passion for the Thoroughbred during the official Platinum Jubilee celebrations on Cazoo Oaks and Cazoo Derby Days, June 3-4. Billed the Racing Showcase, the display will highlight the care that is shown for racehorses throughout their lives, how the racing industry is engaging and inspiring young people to look at racing as a career, the provisions the industry makes for its people and how racing is looking to reach out to communities...

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Tour of Royal Yards to Celebrate Platinum Jubilee

Royal trainers William Haggas, Michael Bell and John and Thady Gosden will open the doors of their stables for a series of Royal Yard Tours this summer to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Discover Newmarket will host the tours, which offer visitors a behind-the-scenes look at Somerville Lodge, Fitzroy House, and Clarehaven, where Her Majesty has horses in training. The royal trainers will also take guests to the Gallops-- the training grounds around Newmarket. The full-day tour includes a visit to the National Stud, where a stallion parade will be...

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National Stud Tours Return Feb. 18

Tours of The National Stud will begin again from Feb. 18 through Discover Newmarket. Visitors will be able to view new stallion Lope Y Fernandez (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}), as well as Time Test (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) and Aclaim (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}). The 90-minute behind-the-scenes tour will allow visitors to hear about the history of the stud and the work that goes into producing future champions. They will also be able to view mares and foals at close range. The tours run on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Bank Holiday...

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Three Tours Return to Discover Newmarket Lineup

Three returning tours were announced by Discover Newmarket on Wednesday. The "Behind the Scenes Racecourse Tour" is one hour and includes visiting the Commentary Box and Royal Box at Newmarket Racecourses. This tour is £15 per person. A full day, the "Newmarket Race Day Tour" features a day out at the races, including admission to the Premier Enclosure and an hour-long tour that visits the Commentary Box and Royal Box. There is also an opportunity to rub shoulders with trainers, owners and jockeys inside the Parade Ring and it is...

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Discover Newmarket Launches New Tours

Discover Newmarket will later this year launch two new tours. "On The Trail of Dick Francis" will take in many of the spots in the town that the late former champion steeplechase jockey used as plots in his acclaimed novels. "Newmarket's Racing Royalty" reveals the town's royal heritage. Visitors on the tour will hear stories about the royals who have frequented Newmarket down the centuries and call by places with royal connections. The Dick Francis tours are available on Aug. 6, Oct. 1, Nov. 5 and Dec. 3, and the...

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