What Newmarket Racecourse Has To Offer

When it comes to horse racing there are many iconic venues and locations that punters will love, and the Newmarket course has to be up there for many fans of the sport.

Whilst some may prefer the glamour that comes with certain tracks abroad or the publicity and excitement that Cheltenham and Aintree can generate for a few days each year, for regular, top quality racing there aren’t many that can compare with this flat course. It has a history that all fans will appreciate that that is partly why Newmarket is known as the ‘Headquarters’ of UK racing.

That illustrious history dates back a long way, with the first races to be held in the 17th century. Even though it wasn’t the first venue to have racing, Newmarket was the first to have races run to specific rules, which set the pathway for the meetings we see today thanks to the influence of King Charles II. He even commanded a course be created there for a race in his name, with the first race run back in 1666.

As well as the long history and the big names that attended the course, it has also produced some excellent horses, with trainer Sir Henry Cecil’s famous Frankel, which he claimed was the greatest racehorse he has ever seen, hailing from there.

Having such names associated with the course has meant fans have regularly flocked to Suffolk over the years knowing they will see the very best in the industry, and that remains the case today.

Boasting two courses, the venue attracts the biggest jockeys and names in the business on a regular basis, with Newmarket hosting around a quarter of all the Group 1 races that go on in the country each year ensuring you are guaranteed the highest quality. That includes the 2,000 Guineas and 1,000 Guineas races, which are considered to be two of the most prestigious for flat racing in the country.

Yet, we all know that a night out at the races is much more than just watching the action. With the advent of fast and accessible betting, placing a few choice bets on the latest horse racing betting options has become a part of the experience for many fans of the sport. It’s also an evening of entertainment, a chance to go out with friends and an opportunity to combine the experience of live sport with its fun social aspect.

Fortunately, Newmarket doesn’t let you down on that front either, with plenty of great events coming up in the next few months that should appeal to punters, from recognised names in the music industry to a host of top races.

When you bring all of that together, it fair to say that Newmarket is one of the best courses in the UK and Ireland and it will continue to thrive in the coming months and years. There are more chapters to be written about the ‘Headquarters’ of UK racing and there’s sure to be many memories for punters, jockeys and trainers along the way.