The July Course
Summer at Newmarket means the magical romance of the July Course, an oasis of sun dappled lawns, magnificent beech trees, flourishing flowers, thatched roofs, old-style grandstands and sparkling new facilities behind the stands following the £10m redevelopment and expansion of this area which was opened in 2007.
The romance of the surroundings creates a garden party atmosphere unlike any other racecourse, making it a summer favourite with so many people.
While the Rowley Mile is dramatic and imposing, which befits the exceptional quality of its world class race programme, the July Course is more rustic and intimate, ideal for its blend of racing, music, fashion and family entertainment.
It still has its world class racing feature, The Piper Heidsieck July Festival in early July, when fabulous fashion combines with an exceptional race programme to create the East of England’s answer to Royal Ascot.
But it also has the world famous Adnams Newmarket Nights, Britain's most successful music race nights featuring a high profile, open air concert after racing, Summer Saturday's Live, when an afternoon's racing is combined with an early evening concert and fantastic Summer Saturdays when free attractions for children combine with the racing to make them one of the best value family outings in the country (under 18’s, as with the majority of Newmarket’s racedays, are admitted FREE).
There’s so much to look forward to during a long, hot summer at the Home of Racing! Everyone is welcome at the July Course and we hope that you will be captivated by the charm and romance of this most beautiful of racecourses.
Chairs are not allowed to be brought into the Premier or Grandstand & Paddock Enclosures in the interest of safety. Unless special dispensation is arranged prior to the day.