Racing since 1622
Horse Masters since 5000BC
It was the nearby village of Exning that was one of
the major settlements in this area during Anglo-Saxon
and Medieval times.
After Britain was hit by the plague during the
14th, 15th & 16th Centuries, the population of
Exning decided to leave their homes to contain the
disease and build a new settlement nearby and so 'New'market
Newmarket Local History Society
King James I was the first to discover that
the flat land in the area was ideal for galloping
horses, and the tradition was carried on by many following
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DAY AT THE JULY RACECOURSE
we have prepared a journey around the famous Newmarket
July Racecourse which is situated on the outskirts
of the Town.
There was no racing on the day we visited so we were
able to take our pictures from places we would not
normally have been allowed. Permission was granted
by one Chris Kennedy of the Race Course Office, our
thanks to him. We'll be covering a proper race meet
at the July Course in the not to distant future.
Anyway, we hope you enjoy your visit to one of the
most influential Racecourses in the world.