Racing stars take centre stage at Newmarket Open Day

By: Horse Deals

Racing stars take centre stage at Newmarket Open Day

All eyes in the horse racing world will turn their attention to Newmarket this weekend, 23 September, as the Betfair Newmarket Open Day takes centre stage with the majority of yards opening their doors to the public to raise money for charity.

Between 0900 and 0945 horses from the yards of Sir Henry Cecil, John Gosden, Godolphin, Jeremy Noseda and Sir Mark Prescott will canter a selection of top horses up Warren Hill, this is sponsored by the Racing Post. The yards will be open between 0930 and 1230. The British Racing School, Horseracing Museum, Rossdales vets in Exning, Tattersalls and Newmarket Equine Hospital will also be open in the morning.

Following the morning entertainment the afternoon events turn to The Rowley Mile racecourse from 1300 – 1715 where there will be lots of different events to entertain attendees. The Godolphin go karting will include a Newmarket inter-stable staff competition during the course of the afternoon.

Also there will be a trainers v jockeys race which will include Frankie Dettori, William Buick and Hayley Turner against trainers Luca Cumani, Ed Walker, Roger Varian and Stuart Williams.

The afternoon events in the main Show Ring include stuntmen on horseback by the Weatherbys Devils Horsemen, celebrity scurry racing, sponsored by Osborne Refrigeration, the JSC Sport Mounted Games with top Newmarket trainers and jockeys all taking part, the Racing for Change John Parker Royal Mail Coach and Pony Racing Displays plus plenty more. There is a wide range of entertainment for the children with inflatables, pony rides and face painting as well as a number of tradestands selling everything from cashmere to children’s gifts and cheeses to delicious cakes.

Tickets are just £15 and can be bought on the day at any of the sites opening. All profits are going to Racing Welfare, New Astley Club and East Anglian Air Ambulance. There is also a two day badge for racing at Newmarket the previous day.