Exclusive experiences at Newmarket’s QIPCO Guineas Festival


Tuesday 30 April 2019



Racegoers with a taste for the finer things in life can enjoy Albert Roux’s bespoke menu as well as the brand new Century Stand Enclosure at Newmarket Racecourses’ QIPCO Guineas Festival on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May.

Monsieur Roux himself will preside over the Chez Roux Dining Experience which includes a champagne reception, exquisite three course meal, classic afternoon tea and wine sommelier. The concept has been popular with racegoers at the Cheltenham Festival presented by Magners and at Epsom for the Investec Derby Festival, and Albert is making a welcome return to The Home of Horseracing.

The QIPCO Guineas Festival, which marks the start of the prestigious QIPCO British Champions Series, also features the launch of the Century Stand Enclosure, an exclusive space for only 200 people to enjoy an al fresco experience on an elevated viewing platform. As well as spectacular panoramic views of the racecourse, guests will benefit from table service, a private bar, and complimentary race card and Tipster and Tote facilities from the comfort of their seats.

Amy Starkey, Director of Jockey Club Racecourses’ East Region, commented: “Our premium hospitality packages perfectly compliment the world class racing on offer at Newmarket and we’re delighted that Albert Roux is joining us for this year’s QIPCO Guineas Festival. The Century Stand Enclosure and Chez Roux Dining Experience are already fully booked for the Saturday, but limited places are still available for Sunday 5 May. There are still general tickets available for both days and with the Bank Holiday Monday following the festival, racegoers can take full advantage of everything the Rowley Mile Racecourse has to offer.”

Radio 1 Breakfast DJ Greg James will be closing the first day of the QIPCO Guineas Festival with a 90 minute Après Racing party on the Hyperion Lawn, with free entry for all racegoers. This will follow the first Classic of the season, the QIPCO 2000 Guineas, where some of the most renowned three-year-old colts and fillies on the planet will compete for the coveted victory. The QIPCO 1000 Guineas will be one of the seven races decided on Day Two, completing some of the world’s best Flat racing by the finest Thoroughbreds. Racing legend Lester Piggott will be enjoying the action in person after viewing a special exhibition to celebrate his life and career.

For tickets to the QIPCO 2000 Guineas Festival, hospitality packages and all events at Newmarket Racecourses, please visit www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/newmarket.




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