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Craven Meeting – The Lowdown


The story starts for another season in Newmarket on 18th April at the Rowley Mile Racecourse with the highly anticipated three-day Craven Meeting. This midweek event offers racegoers a first glimpse of some of the best horses in training being put through their paces, including a number of Classic contenders contesting in races such as the Craven Stakes and the Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn Stakes. With top racing during all three days, the bet365 Craven Meeting really sets the scene for the Flat racing season ahead.

To celebrate the first day of the new racing season at Newmarket Racecourses, the Tuesday of the bet365 Craven Meeting will be FREE to all local residents with a CB8 postcode. After the success of last year’s initiative, which saw just over 5,500 local residents redeem the offer, Newmarket Racecourses are looking forward to hosting their Community Day for the second year running, with the first 100 bookers being offered a free Discover Newmarket tour too!

Whether you’re the most seasoned of racegoers or have never been racing before, there is something for everyone at the first meeting of the season.

Andy Drummond, Mayor of Newmarket, said; “Following a successful introduction last year, I am very glad to see this community initiative continue, offering a sense of celebration, especially for local residents.

“Newmarket is a very special town and April in particular is a fantastic month with the start of racing for another year and also the Craven Sales at Tattersalls.

“With the first 100 bookers offered free Discover Newmarket tours alongside free entry, I would urge local residents to book sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment.”

Amy Starkey, Regional Director, Jockey Club Racecourses East Region, said; “We look forward to welcoming racegoers on course for another fantastic season and I hope to see lots of the local community at the first day of the bet365 Craven Meeting to launch racing at Newmarket Racecourses for 2017.”

To redeem your free ticket, you must book in advance of the event using the promotional code of CRAVENCB8 via Remember children under 18 go FREE.