The Rowley Mile
The spring and autumn months at Newmarket mean world class racing on the Rowley Mile, the "Course of Champions", which also operates as one of the East of England’s most successful Conference & Events venues throughout the year.
16 racedays - Seven during April and May and nine during September and October (some years stretching into early November) - are run on the most historic stretch of turf in the entire world of sport, where equine champions have been crowned for centuries.
The Rowley Mile offers the ultimate flat racing experience. While every cricket fan wants to go to Lord’s, every football fan to Wembley and every tennis fan to Wimbledon, so every flat racing fan should go to Newmarket’s Rowley Mile racecourse at least once in their life.
The modern and imposing Rowley Mile boasts world class facilities as well as world class racing. Today’s course is identified by the magnificent Millennium Grandstand, opened by the Queen in 2000. It dominates the skyline, a far cry from the facilities that would have existed in the 17th century when Charles II used to watch the races from the famous Bushes, which still exist today about a furlong and a half from the winning post.
Glittering highlights include The QIPCO Guineas Festival on the first weekend in May, the Cambridgeshire Meeting at the end of September, and Dubai Future Champions Day in early October.
Everyone is welcome at the Rowley Mile - many of the weekend racedays make for great family outings, with the free children’s playground in full swing and added entertainments often arranged - and we hope that you will have the opportunity to come here soon to enjoy the most authentic racing experience in the world and sample the magic of the Home of Racing.
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.