Newmarket trainers open yards to the public

  • Newmarket trainers are to open their yards to the public later this year.

    On 23 September racing fans will be able to visit their favourite yards and horses from 9.30am-12.30pm. The last Newmarket Open Day was in 1997.

    Visitors will also be able to watch a canter on Warren Hill (9am-10am) as well as go to the National Horseracing Museum, Tattersalls, The British Racing School, The Jockey Club Rooms, Newmarket Equine Hospotal and The National Stud, which are all open all day. In the afternoon there will be entertainment including trainers v jockeys go-karting and Pony Club games.

    The event will benefit the New Astley Club, Racing Welfare and the East Anglia Air Ambulance and the day is sponsored by Betfair – who have signed a three year title sponsorship deal.

    “I am delighted to be involved in bringing back the day and am grateful to those trainers that have decided to open their stables for charity and to Betfair for being the title sponsor,” said Julian Richmond-Watson, chairman of the Newmarket Open Day, said.

    “It will provide a fascinating insight to the behind-the-scenes world of training racehorses and allow members of the public to see their favourite racehorses in the flesh.”

    Trainer Sir Michael Stoute added: “The three charities all carry out fantastic work within the horse racing industry and I am only too pleased to open my yard to support them and to also showcase Newmarket as the best place to train racehorses in the country.”

    Tickets cost £15 and children under 12 visit for free.

    For more information visit: www.newmarketopenday.co.uk

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