Newmarket, United Kingdom
This is our most popular tour and offers a true insight into one of the world’s leading racehorse training centres. This action-packed day will show you all Newmarket has to offer. You will get to visit our top attractions, Palace House and The National Stud, as well as a morning on the gallops and behind-the-scenes yard tour.
PLEASE NOTE: Finalised itineraries will be sent to all tour guests seven days prior to the tour date. The arranged meeting point and timings can vary. If you are unsure please contact the office to reconfirm your tour start time and arrival location.
08.50: Meet your Discover Newmarket tour guide (meeting point will be advised in your itinerary).
09.05 -10.05: It is time to experience Newmarket’s world famous training grounds where you will some of the town’s 3 000 racehorses being ridden out on Warren Hill. Your guide will be able to point out different Trainer’s ‘strings’ and points of interest along the way.
10.15 – 11.15: A behind-the-scenes view of a working racing yard. Your will be shown around and introduced to the horses, briefed on the yard routines, feeding regimes, and any questions you might have will be answered. The yard will be confirmed nearer the time.
11.30 – 13.30: The 500-acre National Stud is home to some of the leading stallions of the racing world and the only stud to open its doors to the general public. During your visit you will get a full insight into the working of a thoroughbred farm and see what is involved before and after the horses’ time with a trainer. You will meet stallions, mares and foals on your way around. Your tour also includes a £6 voucher to enjoy the offerings in Wavertree’s Coffee Shop before heading on.
14.00 – 17.00: Time to visit Palace House which is situated in Charles II’s sporting palace and stables and spans five acres in the heart of Newmarket. It comprises of three complementary attractions; a new National Horseracing Museum, a National Art Gallery of British Sporting Art, and a chance to meet former racehorses and learn what they do after racing, in the flagship home of Retraining of Racehorses. Enjoy your time at leisure here on this self-guided visit.
Please be advised that tours depart promptly at the scheduled start time so we recommend arriving at the meeting point a minimum of 15 minutes in advance.
Saturday 31st August – Richard Spencer (Sefton Lodge)
Saturday 19th October – Trainer TBC
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