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The Spring Meeting: All You Need to Know


It’s the Spring Meeting at the Rowley Mile this week, so we’ve put together a run down of everything you need to know…


Spring Meeting – Thursday 18th May 2017

Opens 3.50, First race 5.50, Last race 8.30

Thursday is definitely the new Friday at Newmarket Racecourses’ Rowley Mile this summer. The first day of the Spring Meeting takes place on Thursday 18th May and is the first evening meeting of the season.

The first race begins at 5:50, leaving plenty of time for you to make your way there straight after work! What better what to wind down after a day at the office than by experiencing the thrill of the races?

Here’s the race schedule:

5.50 – The Federation of Bloodstock Agents Novice Auction Stakes (Plus 10) – 6F

6.20 – The EBF Stallions Friends of Racing Welfare Maiden Stakes – 10F

6.50 – The Handicap Stakes – 12F

7.25 – The 32Red Fillies’ Maiden Stakes (Plus 10) – 7F

8.00 – The Fillies’ Madien Stakes – 8F

8.30 – The Handicap Stakes – 8F


Spring Meeting – Friday 19th May 2017

Opens 12.10, First race 2.10, Last race 5.30

Friday 19th May brings with it the second day of the Spring Meeting: Business Day. This fantastic event is an ideal setting for a day out with your colleagues, experiencing the heart-thumping excitement of a day’s racing.

Whether you’d like to get to know your colleagues better, build morale, or network with like-minded professionals in a relaxed environment, this is the meeting for you.

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Race Schedule:

2.10 – The John Tanner Handicap Stakes – 8F

2.45 – The Chemtest Handicap Stakes – 7F

3.20 – McCulloughs Air-Conditioning and Ventilation Handicap Stakes – 10F

3.55 – The Edmondson Hall Solicitors & Sports Lawyers Handicap Stakes – 14F

4.25 – The Maiden Stakes – 8F

4.55 – The Handicap Stakes – 8F

5.30 – The 32Red ‘Hands And Heels’ Apprentice Series Handicap Stakes – 6F


Newcomers Day – Saturday 20th May 2017

Opens 12.05, First race 2.05, Last race 5.35

The final day of the Spring Meeting is Newcomers Day. This brilliant event is fantastic fun for all, but with a particular focus on welcoming those who are new to the sport.

As well as all of the usual amazing attractions available for free, there will also be loads of great activities for people who have never been to the racing before. Enjoy a talk from legendary jockey, Bob Champion, experience one of our fantastic behind-the-scenes tours, and run riot with kids’ entertainment including a bouncy castle, inflatable slide, face painting and Rowley’s Kids Club.

Race Schedule:

2.05 – The Betway Fairway Stakes – 10F

2.40 – The Betway King Charles II Stakes – 7F

3.15 – The Betway Handicap Stakes – 6F

3.50 – The Betway EBF Novice Fillies’ Stakes – 6F

4.25 – Download The App Handicap Stakes – 7F

5.00 – The Betway Maiden Fillies’ Stakes – 12F

5.35 – The Betway Handicap Stakes – 5F


If you’re looking to make your trip to the Spring Meeting extra special, why not book onto one of our amazing Race Day Tours? You will begin your day on the legendary Newmarket Gallops watching some of the 3,000 racehorses exercising. Afterwards you will learn all about the history of the town and the sport at the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art. Finally, you will arrive at the racecourse where you can enjoy a fantastic afternoon’s racing in style, with entry to the Premier Enclosure included in your ticket price.

For more information and to book your place, click here, or give us a call on 0344 748 9200.