Events

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Summer Saturday - Discovery Day

Newmarket Racecourse - July Course

23rd June

Fly in to the Summer Saturday Discovery Day

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Summer Thursday (An Afternoon of Racing)

Newmarket Racecourse - July Course

28th June

Enjoy an afternoon of summer racing

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James Blunt - Newmarket Nights

Newmarket Racecourse - At the Adnams July Course

29th June

Newmarket Nights favourite James Blunt returns after giving thousands of fans an unforgettable performance in 2014 - headlining on Friday 29th June!

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Heroes Day Sponsored by Betway

Newmarket Racecourse

30th June

Put on your best cape and mask and join us for a very special Heroes Day at Newmarket Racecourses! As well as a thrilling days racing we’ve got an action-packed programme of fun and FREE activities including, inflatables, face painting and Rowley’s Kids Club, plus see Chase & Marshall from PAW Patrol at intervals throughout the day!

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Summer Music Saturday

York Racecourse

30th June

A date where the strands of quality racing and high class entertainment are at the fore, with her acclaimed Number 1 album ‘The Architect’ riding high in the charts and a BRIT nomination for Best British Female, PALOMA FAITH, has been announced as the headline act for Summer Music Saturday.

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Henley Royal Regatta

Henley Royal Regatta

4th - 8th July

Henley Royal Regatta is undoubtedly the best-known regatta in the world, held in high regard and with affection by rowers – both active and retired. Founded in 1839, it is famous both as a great sporting event and as a social occasion. People travel from all over the world to attend, either as competitors or as spectators.

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John Smith Meeting

York Racecourse

13th - 14th July

Informal party highlight of the year with betting excitement and summer fun. Relax into the weekend on the Friday of the meeting watching high quality racing with your friends. On Saturday, who will land the record £200,000 prize money and unique Wedgwood trophy at the 59th time of asking? In the past finding the answer has produced some of the biggest gambles to hit the bookmakers; the roar when the favourite hits the front is spine tingling.

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The Moët & Chandon July Festival

Newmarket Racecourse

12th - 14th July

The Moët & Chandon July Festival kicks of with Ladies Day on the Thursday. Visitors come from far and wide, donning their finest outfits, to enjoy the thrilling racing, epic entertainment and of course compete in the hotly contested Best Dressed Lady Competition! Feel Good Friday brings out the best of the British summer. Followed Darley July Cup on the Saturday one of the most valuable and prestigious sprint races in the world!

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Newmarket Nights with Craig David

Newmarket Racecourse - At the Adnams July Course

20th July

Grammy and BRIT award nominated, multi-platinum selling artist Craig David will be headlining Newmarket Racecourses on Friday 20th July 2018.

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Summer Saturday - Great British Summer Day

Newmarket Racecourse - At the Adnams July Course

21st July

From strawberries and cream at Wimbledon to donkey rides and ice cream on a windswept beach, we Brits love our summer! The Great British Summer Day at Newmarket Racecourses is a celebration of everything that is quintessentially British! As well as experiencing a day’s racing this is the chance for you to come and embrace just what makes this country so Great!

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Cowdray Gold Cup

Cowdray Park Polo Club

18th - 22nd July

Semi Finals - 18th July 2018 Finals - 22nd July 2018 The Gold Cup is played to decide the British Open Polo Championship and is the premier polo tournament in the world at 22 goal (High Goal) level. With all the international stars of the game in action in the incomparable setting of Cowdray Park’s famous ‘Lawns’, the event draws in polo aficionados from all over the globe.

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Plan B - Newmarket Nights

Newmarket Racecourse - At the Adnams July Course

27th July

BRIT Award winner, cultural commentator, critically acclaimed director, actor, and musical maverick Ben Drew aka Plan B will be gracing the green for some of his first UK summer shows in 4 years, headlining Newmarket Racecourses on Friday 27th July!

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The Game Fair

Ragley Hall

27th - 29th July

The Game Fair is the annual gathering for people passionate about countryside pursuits, and the Great British Countryside in all its glory.

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Music Showcase Weekend

York Racecourse

27th - 28th July

The two days of the Music Showcase Weekend have become popular with racing and music fans alike, promising to be a fun filled 24 hours of top class racing and live music. Sir Tom Jones, one of the biggest names in the music business, is set to return to entertain the crowds on Music Showcase Friday evening, 27 July. Whilst music legends, Boyzone, are to play on Music Showcase Saturday, 28 July.

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Summer Saturday - Countryside Day

Newmarket Racecourse - At the July Course

28th July

The enduring charm of the July Course is the perfect setting for Countryside Day, one of our most popular Summer Saturdays. It’s an action-packed day featuring fantastic racing and brimming with free rural themed activities and a wide variety of animals including personal appearances from Bing & Flop at intervals throughout the day!

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Summer Saturday - Sports Day

Newmarket Racecourse - At the Adnams July Course

4th August

Our family themed Sports Day is all about having a great day out with your nearest and dearest at the Home of Horseracing. There’s thrilling racing (of course!) but there’s also masses of sports based fun and FREE activities to keep everyone entertained throughout the day, including the Horseplay Roadshow which encourages learning through interactive games.

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Nile Rodgers & Chic - Newmarket Nights

Newmarket Racecourse - At the July Course

10th August

The Legendary Nile Rodgers & CHIC joins the Newmarket Nights line-up and will be headlining on Friday 10th August!

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Summer Saturday - Royal British Legion Day

Newmarket Racecourse - At the Adnams July Course

11th August

Newmarket’s annual Royal British Legion Day is one of our most popular and emotive Summer Saturdays and features a moving Standard Bearers Parade. Not only is it an opportunity to support a very worthy cause it also promises a great day of racing with lots of entertainment.

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George Ezra - Newmarket Nights

Newmarket Racecourse - At the July Course

17th August

One of the biggest selling artists of the decade, George Ezra will be headlining Newmarket Racecourses on Friday 17th August 2018!

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Summer Saturday - Horseplay

Newmarket Racecourse

18th August

Returning for 2018, ‘Horseplay’ is a brilliant family raceday which focuses on the magnificent horse and offers you the opportunity to gain even more of an insight into our fantastic sport. The ‘Horseplay Roadshow’ will be on hand throughout the day which gives children the chance to learn through role play and interactive games.

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Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival

York Racecourse

22nd - 25th August

The week to visit featuring our oldest, richest, fastest and most famous races. Sporting excellence combined with fashion and fun over four fabulous days.

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Summer Saturday Live - The Vamps

Newmarket Racecourse - At the Adnams July Course

25th August

The Vamps will be headlining Summer Saturday Live at Newmarket Racecourses on Saturday 25th August after an afternoon of horse racing.

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Family Fun Day - Friday 24 August

Newmarket Racecourse

25th August

This race meeting is like no other raceday you’ve been to - a day dedicated to making you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. We’ve picked as many of our favourite things as we could and shoe-horned them into one super fantastic afternoon of fun!

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September Sunday

York Racecourse

9th September

Fun for all on The Press Family Sunday, including seven thoroughbred races plus a Charles Owen Pony race at the beginning of the card, our interactive racing zone and bouncy castles.

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Newmarket - Year Round - July Strip

Newmarket Racecourse - July Course

15th - 15th September

This is for all landings outside of race days.

Betfred Cesarewitch Trial Day

Newmarket Racecourse

22nd September

The Gold Season, Newmarket Racecourses’ exciting autumn programme at The Rowley Mile, kicks off with Cesarewitch Trial Day. On the track there will be an exciting seven race card including the Cesarewitch Trial, a warmup for the Betfred Cesarewitch Heritage Handicap which takes place at Future Champions Festival, and is the second leg of the historic Autumn Double (the first being the Betfred Cambridgeshire Handicap).

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The Cambridgeshire Meeting

Newmarket Racecourse - At The Rowley Mile

27th - 29th September

The Cambridgeshire Meeting is one of the major highlights of The Gold Season. Thursday is the first of the three days and has a fantastic eight race card including the Group 3 Tattersalls Stakes and Listed Jockey Club Rose Bowl. Friday, also known as Shadwell Day, boasts two Group contests, the Group 2 Shadwell Rockfel Stakes and Shadwell Joel Stakes. The Betfred Cambridgeshire Meeting comes to its climax on Saturday with the key race, the famous Betfred Cambridgeshire Heritage Handicap.

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Sun Chariot Day

Newmarket Racecourse - At The Rowley Mile

6th October

Sun Chariot Day at Newmarket Racecourses is an excellent afternoon of quality horseracing. Taking place during the Book 1 and 2 October Yearling Sales at Tattersalls, Europe’s most prestigious Bloodstock auctioneers, the town will be abuzz with excitement. The feature race is The Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes, a Group 1 race for fillies and mares aged three-years- old and over.

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Dubai Future Champions Festival

Newmarket Racecourse

12th - 13th October

Dubai Future Champions Festival combines world class two-year-old racing with amazing entertainment making it the highpoint of The Gold Season at Newmarket Racecourses.

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October Finale

York Racecourse

13th October

Your last chance to visit York Races in 2018. With a celebration of countryside activity and produce on the Friday, our Countryside Market also proves an easy way to get some early Christmas treats as well as a range of Countryside events.

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Two Year Old Day

Newmarket Racecourse - At The Rowley Mile

24th October

Enjoy an autumnal afternoon of racing at the Rowley Mile with the seven race card featuring some potential stars of the future. This is the last mid-week fixture for the 2018 season and, as the name suggests, is all about the youngsters with the juveniles looking to gain valuable experience on the racecourse before next season.

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The Final Meeting

Newmarket Racecourse

2nd - 3rd November

The Final Meeting of the season is often referred to as ‘End of Term’ within the industry and has a very celebratory and jovial atmosphere. There’s seven exciting races to enjoy on both days plus fantastic, family-friendly entertainment.

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