It is well known that Newmarket is referred to as ‘The Home of Horseracing’. There are a long list of well-known, and indeed, well-deserved reasons for this, but not as many people know where it all began.
Newmarket’s Town Plate is widely recognised as the first recorded horserace in history to be run with a specific set of rules and therefore it is regarded as the birth of modern organised horseracing.
The race was instigated by King Charles II in 1666 meaning that 2016 marked 350 years of horseracing in the town. The racing-mad monarch stated that the Town Plate should be run “forever” and it still is to this day, on the very same course!
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25/04/2022Newmarket’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
In celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Newmarket’s Town Council has organised a splendid, three day party and everyone is invited!
11/04/2022Become an Annual Badge Holder at Newmarket Racecourses
This week sees the long awaited return of racing at Newmarket.
04/04/2022Out and About this Easter
Easter is a lovely time of year with the expectation of warmer weather and lots of things to do.
Dynamic, entrepreneurial, driven and quite possibly mad!
Introducing Ben Cockhill of Stellar Catering, one of Newmarket’s great Covid success stories.
31/03/2022Suffolk Walking Festival Returns
Tickets are now on sale for The Suffolk Walking Festival as it returns for its 14th instalment after a two year absence due to Covid.
17/03/2022You’re Welcome at the Home of Horseracing
This week we join our tourism colleagues and businesses across the country in celebrating English Tourism Week.
15/03/2022Special Treats for Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day marks a special day in the calendar as we show our mums just how much they mean to us.
04/03/2022Meet the new chef at Wavertree Coffee House
Discover Newmarket speaks with Stuart Drake, head chef at the newly, re-opened Wavertree Coffee House.