Newmarket

The Town of Newmarket is a Town that is very proud of its horse racing heritage and a Town that east, sleeps and breathes horse racing. The Newmarket race course and its associated facilities are a major employer in the area. Newmarket has been labelled the home of to the \'Sport of Kings\'.

It is home to The original Jockey Club, which still occupies a place of prominence on Newmarket’s High Street though these days its Offices are based in London. The National Stud, which was opened by the Queen in 1967 has become the major breeding centre for thoroughbred horses in the UK. With the advent of the National Stud other stud frams quickly developed and now Newmarket boasts 65 separate stud farms in the area. Palace House, built by King Charles in the 17th century confirms the Town’s Royal connections as will the two courses.

Newmarket is also home to the Tattersalls the world renowned bloodstock auctioneers whose sales are attended by the biggest names in the sport. The National Horse Racing Museum, is also located in Newmarket and is a must see for any visitor to this historic Town. Even the main shopping area in Newmarket is named after the Guineas.

Quite understandably there are many Hotels, Guest Houses, Bed & Breakfast establishments in the area that cater for the many visitors who visit the Town. Even without racing, the visitor has much to gain by touring the area and leaning how horse racing developed here and how it spawned the growth of the sport throughout the world. Travelling to Newmarket is straightforward just follow the Newmarket Directions, there are several options.


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