july-course-slider1The Newmarket July Festival meeting is truly a champagne affair and one of the Summer UK Flat Racing season's highlights

Newmarket July Festival

NEWMARKET JULY COURSE FESTIVAL

The Newmarket July Festival meeting sponsored by Piper Heidsieck is truly a champagne affair and one of the Summer Flat Racing season’s highlights. Style, fashion, excitement and spectacle – the Newmarket Racecourses July Festival has it all in spades!

With 7 top-class races on the card each day, the Newmarket July Festival kicks off with Ladies Day on the Thursday, followed by Abu Dhabi Day on the Friday and Darley Day on the Saturday of the July Race Meeting.

Newmarket July Festival

The quality of the racing at this flagship sporting event is exceptional on all 3 days as some of the finest thoroughbred horses from around the world compete for a share of around £1.2m in prize money. With its unique garden party atmosphere racegoers are encouraged to dress up in their finest clothes each day for this very special 3-Day Newmarket July Festival. View the Newmarket July Festival racecard below.


NEWMARKET JULY FESTIVAL 3-DAYS OF TOP-CLASS RACING

Newmarket July Festival Day 1 Ladies Day

LADIES DAY – DAY 1

Day 1 is Ladies’ Day, when summer dresses and big hats are out in force. The best-dressed lady is awarded a prize of a year’s supply of champagne; Pipe Heidsieck of course! The feature races are the Group 2 Princess of Wales’ Stakes and the July Stakes.

Newmarket July Festival Abu Dhabi Day 2

ABU DHABI DAY – DAY 2

Day 2 is Abu Dhabi Race Day featuring the Falmouth Stakes; one of the season’s top races for 3-year-old+ fillies run over a mile. Prizes are also awarded for the most stylish racegoer accessories; hats, shoes & handbags are closely scrutinised by roving judges.

Newmarket July Festival Darley Day 3

DARLEY DAY – DAY 3

The centerpiece of Day 3 is the 6 furlong Darley July Cup; Europe’s premier sprint. Part of the Global Sprint Challenge, it’s a great opportunity to see the world’s fastest horses compete, with victory often revealing the identity of Europe’s sprint champion.

NEWMARKET JULY COURSE ENCLOSURES

Newmarket July Festival Enclosures
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There really is nothing in horse racing that’s quite like the atmosphere at Newmarket top race-days.

There are a 4 different enclosures with restaurants & bars where you can dress up, soak up the atmosphere and watch the best thoroughbred racehorses in the world compete on the famous Newmarket July Course turf.

PREMIER ENCLOSURE

Premier tickets offer the best facilities, best views of the racing, access to a wider choice of food & drink outlets + the best view of the Newmarket Night stage. A strict dress code applies: NO denim, trainers, Tshirts, beachwear or extreme attire!

GRANDSTAND & PADDOCK

Grandstand tickets offer good views of the racing, access to a variety of food & drink outlets + access to the Premier Enclosure after the last race for a better view of the stage on Newmarket Nights. Smart / casual dress code applies: Jeans & shorts OK. No bare tops or singlets.

FAMILY & GARDEN ENC

Located furthest from the winning post, ticket-holders in this enclosure can access the Premier area after the last race on Newmarket Nights.

APHRODITE ENCLOSURE

Newmarket July Course Aphrodite enclosure offers VIP hospitality in trackside pavilions located up close to the racing action. Each pavilion offers private facilities where guests can enjoy the stylish social atmosphere & excitement of top class racing from the comfort of your own exclusive terrace.

Newmarket July Festival Aphrodite Trackside VIP Marquee

NEWMARKET JULY FESTIVAL & JULY COURSE FACILITIES

Considered the home of British horse racing for over 300 years, Newmarket boasts 2 racecourses: the Rowley Mile and the July Course. As it name suggests, the Newmarket July Festival is staged at the July Course. The July course has a special style and in 2007 a £10m redevelopment of the existing facilities at the July Course in Newmarket was completed, ensuring it’s position as a first-class sporting venue. Opened by Lester Piggott and Frankie Dettori, the changes were designed to improve the experience of racegoers, providing vastly improved facilities while maintaining the magical charm of the July Course at the heart of its popularity. Click the images below to view as a slideshow.

The perimeter boundary behind the Newmarket Grandstand was extended, gaining expanded facilities space and overall crowd capacity. Redundant buildings behind the July Course Grandstands were removed to improve circulaton and accommodate new bars, catering outlets & toilets. Twin two-storey pavilions linked by a unique aerial walkway, provide al-fresco dining, bars, betting & toilets. The Newmarket July Course premier Restaurant also has a new stylish glazed conservatory.

NEWMARKET RACECOURSES: THE ROWLEY MILE AND THE JULY COURSE

Newmarket Racecourse is really two racecourses in one, the Rowley Mile Course and the July Course, each used at different times of the year. While both are galloping courses, each has a style and personality of its own. Each course has it’s own separate facilities. The Rowley Mile Grandstand with it’s familar arch roof Grandstand is immediately recognisable by racegoers whilst the July Course is known for its summer garden party feel with it’s tented VIP marquees alongside the track and recently redeveloped facilities behind the main Grandstands.

Newmarket July Festival Course

Newmarket Racecourse Rowley Mile Course

THE ROWLEY MILE COURSE hosts the 2000 & 1000 Guineas Classics in May + the big autumn racing fixtures like The Cambridgeshire; a 3-day racing festival packed with top class racing, with a total of three Group 1 races, one Group 2 race and three Group 3 races. Champions Day and the Cesarewitch run on the Rowley Mile over 2 ½ miles.

Newmarket Racecourse July Course

Rowley Mile races up to 1¼ miles and July Course races up to 1 mile are run on a straight course.

THE NEWMARKET JULY COURSE hosts the July Festival, a 3-day summer racing extravaganza. The July course is 2 miles 24 yards long with a right handed bend halfway, the first mile being part of the Cesarewitch course, and the last straight, the Bunbury Mile. The July Course hosts the popular ‘Newmarket Nights’ evening meetings with headline musical acts taking center stage after the last race.

NEWMARKET RACECOURSE ON THE MAP & RACECOURSE CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: Newmarket Racecourse, Westfield House, The Links, Cambridge Road, Newmarket, CB8 0TG
Tel: 0844 579 3010
Website: http://www.newmarketracecourses.co.uk
Road: Newmarket Racecourse is located approximately 64 miles and only an hour from London by road from the M11 or by rail from London, 13 miles from Cambridge and 40 miles from Ipswitch. From South, leave M11 at Junction 9, take A11 to Newmarket
Rail: Liverpool St or Kings Cross to Cambridge, then train to Newmarket or bus to course
Parking: Premier £5, remainder free
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