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Short Head Tour

£55 per person

This popular half-day morning tour is ideal for people with other afternoon plans or those just wanting a glimpse into the world of racing. You will spend the morning visiting the gallops, a trainer’s yard and then onto the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art or The National Stud (see set dates). Your time spent in the trainer’s yard gives you an opportunity to see your favourite stars and meet the team behind scenes. Due to racing commitments we can’t guarantee you will meet the trainer but if not, there will always be a member of senior staff on hand to give you the inside track!

PLEASE NOTE: Finalised itineraries will be sent to all tour guests ten days prior to the tour date. The arranged meeting point and timings can vary. Elements of the tour can also change, 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 – 10.00 – Time to enjoy and experience Newmarket’s world famous training grounds where you will see the day’s second ‘lots’ being ridden out on Warren Hill. This will be followed by a tour through the town.


10.15 – 11.15 – A behind-the-scenes view of a working racing yard. Your trainer or their representative will show you around, introduce you to the horses, outline the yard routines, feeding regimes, and answer any questions you might have. Please note your trainer will be confirmed nearer the time.


11.30 – 13.00 – Depending on which date you pick you will either visit the National Stud or the National Heritage Centre for Horse Racing & Sporting Art. 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 along the way. The newly opened National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art 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.


Tour Ends.


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. 

2018 Dates
Saturday 24th February- The National Stud – Trainer Marco Botti – SOLD OUT!
Saturday 17th March- The National Stud – Trainer James Owen – SOLD OUT!
Saturday 24th March- The National Stud – Trainer William Javis
Saturday 7th April- National Heritage Centre – Trainer Jeremy Noseda
Saturday 14th April- The National Stud – Trainer James Fanshawe SOLD OUT!
Saturday 5th May- The National Stud – Trainer Tom Clover SOLD OUT!
Saturday 26th May- National Heritage Centre – Trainer David Lanigan SOLD OUT!
Saturday 16th June- The National Stud – Trainer Ed Vaughan
Saturday 23rd June- The National Stud – Trainer Richard Spencer SOLD OUT!
Saturday 14th July- The National Stud – Trainer Rae Guest
Saturday 11th August- National Heritage Centre – Trainer Hugo Palmer
Saturday 25th August- The National Stud – Trainer Charlie Fellowes SOLD OUT!
Saturday 8th September- The National Stud – Trainer Chris Wall
Saturday 13th October- National Heritage Centre – Trainer Jeremy Noseda
Saturday 10th November- National Heritage Centre – Henry Spiller


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Newmarket, United Kingdom



0344 748 9200

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