The Craven Meeting

The Craven Meeting

Steeped in history, having staged ‘Classic’ races since 1809 with a glittering array of winners including Sir Ivor, Brigadier Gerard, Nijinsky, Dancing Brave and Frankel, the Rowley Mile Racecourse combines style and formality with top class action.

The Craven Meeting
Tuesday 16 – Thursday 18 April 2024

The bet365 Craven Meeting marks an exciting start of a new season at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile racecourse.

As the starting stalls fly open, horses race down the straight and the historic venue comes alive once again with the thunder of hooves and cheering of fans.

The three-day event first established in 1771 offers an exciting introduction to flat racing for new fans and an opportunity for established racing fans to follow favourite horses from the previous season.

As these talented athletes, some of whom are returning to the track for the first time this year, compete, the meeting offers vital clues to the months ahead.

The highlight of the three days is the Group Three bet365 Craven Stakes on Thursday, a trial for the upcoming QIPCO 2000 Guineas taking place on Saturday 4 May, both held over the same course and distance.

Tuesday 16th April – Day One
Gates Open 11.50am | First Race 1.50pm | Last Race 5.20pm*
Wednesday 17th April – Day Two
Gates Open 11.50am | First Race 1.50pm | Last Race 5.20pm*
Thursday 18th April – Day Three
Gates Open 11.50am | First Race 1.50pm | Last Race 5.15pm*

*Timings are subject to change

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

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.

Thundering horses, the excitement of the roar, the popping of champagne corks, delicious food and the unmistakable breath-taking views of the ‘Home of Horseracing’ are all elements that make a day in The Champions Gallery truly unforgettable.

Immerse yourself in a sensory experience with a visit to the panoramic Champions Gallery Restaurant, located at the heart of the historic Rowley Mile.

Treat your most important clients to a luxurious sit down meal, with a waited service that embraces the passion, skill and flair of the expert head chef.

Packages start from £96pp, please enquire for more information.

Private Boxes

The private boxes are located on the fourth floor of the Millennium Grandstand and offer the most spectacular view of the course and racing action!

These stylish, private venues offer an intimate and social setting designed for luxurious entertaining. The ambience is modern elegance and sophistication, the catering is second to none and the race viewing from your own private balcony will make your day truly unforgettable.

Please note: private boxes require a minimum booking of 10 guests.

Please enquire for further information.

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.

    Rowley Mile The Craven Meeting 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.