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 18 – Thursday 20 April 2023

The bet365 Craven Meeting heralds the beginning of a new season of racing on Newmarket’s historic Rowley Mile. As the horses burst from the stalls and race down the straight towards the grandstands, racing’s ‘HQ’ comes alive once more with the sound of thundering hooves and cheering spectators.

This three-day fixture, first staged in 1771, provides thrilling action on the track and some key clues to the weeks and months ahead. The feature race is the Group Three bet365 Craven Stakes on the Wednesday of the meeting, which traditionally acts as a trial for the first Classic of the season – the following month’s QIPCO 2000 Guineas – held over the same course and distance.

Tuesday 18th April – Day One
Wednesday 19th April – Day Two
Thursday 20th April – Day Three

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 £87pp, 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.