FREE entry to first day of racing at Newmarket

Friday 5 April 2019

People with a CB postcode are being offered free entry to Newmarket Racecourses for the keenly anticipated first day of the season as Spring Starts on Tuesday 16 April.

For the first time, ALL residents with a CB postcode are being offered free entry to the bet365 Craven Meeting’s Community Day, which features the Group 3 lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn Stakes, a leading trial for the QIPCO 1000 Guineas a little over a fortnight later.

The day also features a pair of listed contents in the bet365 European Free Handicap Stakes and the bet365 Feilden Stakes, the latter of which unearthed the mighty Golden Horn in 2015.

Racegoers are advised that a number of changes have been made for 2019 in order to accommodate ITV Racing’s coverage of this year’s meeting, the most significant of which will see the bet365 Craven Stakes take place on Wednesday 17 April. Full details of the amended race schedule can be found at

Amy Starkey, director of Jockey Club Racecourses’ East Region, said: “There’s no better place to be than Newmarket at this time of year and spring really starts at the bet365 Craven Meeting.

“The opening day of our season always produces a special atmosphere, with racegoers delighted to be back at the Rowley Mile for the first time in the year, and the action on the track does not disappoint. This year, Classic clues could well be on offer in our feature races with the QIPCO Guineas Festival looming large on the horizon.”

As well as the fantastic horseracing action, there will be plenty to keep families entertained throughout the day, with fun-filled Easter Egg hunts, face painting and crafts plus the unveiling of the new Rowley Mile Kids Club mascot. Peter Rabbit will be our very special guest later in the week, on Thursday 18 April, when he will be judging our FashionEaster bonnet competition and appearing at story telling sessions. Under-18s get in free to all meetings at Newmarket Racecourses, except Summer Saturdays and Newmarket Nights.

The bet365 Craven Meeting, which this year runs from Tuesday 16 to Thursday 18 April, is the first meeting of the year on the world famous Rowley Mile Racecourse at the Home of Horseracing. A fixture that signals the start in earnest of the new Flat season, it represents a vital chance for owners, trainers, pundits and racing fans to gauge the form just weeks prior to the QIPCO Guineas Festival and for the rest of the season to come.

How to redeem CB tickets
CB residents can claim their free ticket to The bet365 Craven Meeting Community Day on Tuesday 16 April 2019 by visiting www.thejockeyclub/newmarket and using the promotional code CRAVENCB when prompted. Children under 18 go FREE.
The promotional code will give CB residents access to two complimentary Grandstand and Paddock tickets*

*Maximum two per person, offer is valid until midnight the night before the event and is not available on the day. Tickets to be printed at home.

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