July Festival

July Festival

Three days of world class racing and fabulous fashion! Join us at the July Festival, as the eyes of the world descend on the picturesque July Course.

Three days of world class horseracing are paired with unrivalled fashion, food and entertainment to give racing fans of all ages a day out to remember. Running from Thursday to Saturday, starting with Ladies Day on 13 July, followed by Festival Friday on 14 July and closing with July Cup Day on Saturday 15 July.

The festival is packed full of Group racing, with the feature race the Group One July Cup on the Saturday. Run over six furlongs, the July Cup is one of the most valuable and prestigious sprint races in the world and horses often travel from Australia and America to stake their claim.

2023 Schedule

Thursday 13th July – Ladies Day Limited Availability

Ladies Day at Newmarket is the hottest ticket of the summer. Visitors come from far and wide to enjoy the thrilling racing, epic entertainment and of course fabulous fashion.

The action packed seven-race card is headlined by the Group Two Princess of Wales’s Stakes over a mile and a half and boasts some high profile previous winners.

Gates Open 10.50am
First Race 1.20pm
Last Race 4.40pm

Friday 14th July – Festival Friday

Festival Friday is headlined by a top level contest in the form of the Group One Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes for fillies and mares over a mile. The race offers the first high profile opportunity for the top three year old fillies to test themselves against older rivals and is regularly one to savour.

Gates Open 10.45am
First Race 1.15pm
Last Race 4.45pm

Saturday 15th July – July Cup Day

The final day of The July Festival is all about the July Cup. This Group 1 Race is one of the most valuable and prestigious sprint races in the world and the winner is often acknowledged to be the best sprinter in Europe.

Gates Open 11.00am
First Race 1.30pm
Last Race 5.00pm

Please find details of hospitality options for the above events, below.

Please use the form at the bottom of the page to submit your hospitality enquiry, or contact us at hospitality@newmarketracingclub.com

The July Course provides racegoers with the quintessential British summer racing experience. It is well known for its garden party atmosphere, exquisite fashion and exhilarating entertainment during June, July and August.
Newmarket Racecourses provide top quality hospitality at these events and we are pleased to provide you with the opportunity to experience them. Please see options below.

Please use the form at the bottom of the page to submit your request.

Summer House Restaurant

The delightful Summer House Restaurant is located in the Premier Enclosure at the heart of The July Course. This graceful gem offers guests a tasteful retreat from the hustle and bustle of a busy raceday.

Enjoy delicious food, attentive service from your own private table for the day with a choice of packages offering something special for you, family, friends or colleagues.

Packages start from £310pp, please enquire for further information.

Trackside Pavilions

An experience in the Trackside Pavilions offers guests VIP hospitality in stylish surroundings. Each pavilion offers privacy, where guests can enjoy the raceday experience.

Soak up the social atmosphere and excitement of world class racing – the action is so close you can feel the ground tremor as the races reach their dramatic conclusion.

Please enquire using the form below for more information on the Shared or Private Trackside Pavilions.

Should you wish to look at a more bespoke package for your hospitality or for groups of 20 or more please use the form below to submit your enquiry and we will come back to you with our best available package.

    July Festival Hospitality Enquiry Form

    Please submit your enquiry using the form below. We will come back to you with further details and how to secure your hospitality once we have confirmed availability.