This is one of the most famous racecourses in the United Kingdom and it is used as the headquarters of British racing by the Jockey Club. It is based near the market town of Newmarket in Suffolk.
The racecourse has two separate courses, both of which are used just for flat racing, the Rowley Mile Course and the July Course. Between the two courses they are used for 9 of the Britain’s 32 group 1 races, just one less than Ascot Racecourse.
The July Course is used during the summer months and the highlight of this the Darley July Cup which takes place on the last day of the three day July Meeting, it is the most important six furlong sprint in Europe which has a prize purse of over £400,000.
Address: Newmarket Racecourse, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 0TF.
Flat: Newmarket's July course is 2 miles and 24 yards in extent, with a right-handed bend at halfway, the first mile being part of the Cesarewitch course, and the last the straight Bunbury Mile. All races up to a mile are on straight course.
Road: SW of town on A11 London road. M11(Jctn9). Parking: Day Members #5, Public Parking and Coaches Free
Rail: 13m, Cambridge Stn or express coach link (ev 15mins) with Stansted Express at Airport both from London Liverpool Street. Direct bus service to course, hourly rail service to Newmarket Stn, 2m from course.
Air: 11m, Cambridge Airport; light aircraft on Rowley Mile Course.
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