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Newmarket Racecourse

Racecourse Guide

Known as the headquarters of British racing, Newmarket's Rowley Mile course features a clutch of top quality events such as the 1000 and 2000 Guineas in early May and Champions Day in October. One of the fairest tracks in the world, racing at the Rowley Mile is divided into two seasons, spring and autumn, and only on rare occasions does the ground ride on the soft side. Racing switches from the Rowley Mile to the popular July Course during the summer months. The highlight of the season is the Darley July Cup, Europe's leading six furlongs sprint, which takes place on the final day of the three-day July Meeting. The six evening meetings are amongst the most popular fixtures staged anywhere in the country.

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Contact and Location

Newmarket Racecourses, The Links, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 0TG. United Kingdom.
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The Effect of the Draw

The Rowley Mile course is very wide and the volume of racing here means that Newmarket move the rails on a regular basis to even wear on the track. No consistent bias can therefore be relied upon from meeting to meeting. When betting on races like the 2000 Guineas it is often helpful to assess the previous races on the day to give an indication of whether the position of the rails is having an effect on the draw. You need to watch the earlier races on the same day. The course is slightly inclined towards the finish so horses which go off too fast in the five or six furlong races struggle to make the distance.

Racing at Newmarket Racecourse

Local Knowledge


  1. Viv's Taxis (1.6 miles away)
    Tel: +44 1638 662121

  2. Go Bats Taxis (1.7 miles away)
    Tel: +44 1638 552552

  3. Crystal Cars (1.7 miles away)
    Tel: +44 1638 602602

Places to Stay

  1. White Hart Hotel (1.7 miles away)
    134 High Street, Newmarket CB8 8JP, UK
    Tel: +44 1638 663051

  2. Kings (1.7 miles away)
    Kingston Passage, Newmarket CB8 8UG, UK
    Tel: +44 1638 660668

  3. Premier Inn (1.8 miles away)
    Fred Archer Way, Newmarket CB8 7NY, UK
    Tel: +44 1638 675083

Places to Eat

  1. Lime Take Away (1.3 miles away)
    84 Valley Way, Newmarket CB8 0QL, UK
    Tel: +44 1638 663341

  2. Khobkhun Thai Restaurant (1.6 miles away)
    160 High Street, Newmarket CB8 9AQ, UK
    Tel: +44 1638 660646

  3. The Pantry Newmarket (1.8 miles away)
    Unit 17, The Guineas Shopping Centre, Newmarket CB8 8EQ, UK
    Tel: +44 1638 661181