Horses have been bred, trained and raced in Newmarket since the 11th century, turning this once peaceful Suffolk town into the sport’s spiritual home.
Nowadays Newmarket is extremely well heeled, attracting famous jockeys, professional trainers and celebrity horse owners to its prestigious horseracing establishments. Plan an indulgent escape with one of Discover Newmarket’s in-depth tours, taking you behind the scenes of some of horseracing’s most exclusive sites.
Whether as part of an individual or group holiday, the Tattersalls package puts you in the ring of the famous bloodstock auction house, so you can savour the electric atmosphere as horses are paraded and bid on for thousands of guineas.
Spring is a busy time for trainers and the Country Mile tour allows you a taste of that excitement, watching racehorses exercise at the Newmarket Gallops before visiting a busy trainer’s yard. The season also sees the arrival of newborn foals, making a visit to the National Stud an adorable experience. Learn all about thoroughbred breeding whilst getting close to the Stud’s famous stallions.
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