Guineas Festival

Guineas Festival

The QIPCO Guineas Festival is all about world-class flat racing.

The Rowley Mile will play host to three days of the highest quality Flat racing kick-starting on Friday 3 May 2024. Followed by the first two Classics of the season – the 2000 Guineas (Saturday) and 1000 Guineas (Sunday).

Few races in world horseracing are as prestigious as the QIPCO 2000 and 1000 Guineas. Dating back to the 19th century, the contests are steeped in history and crown the Flat racing season’s first Classic winners.

Whether you’re a seasoned racegoer or enjoying your first visit during QIPCO Guineas weekend, we can guarantee a first class day out. Featuring world class racing, superb entertainment off the track & a thrilling atmosphere to match. An occasion like no other – The QIPCO Guineas Festival 2024.

2024 Schedule

Friday 3rd May
Gates Open 11.50am | First Race 1.15pm | Last Race 5.20pm*
On Friday 3 May 2024 the curtain raises for one of the biggest fixtures of the Flat season, the QIPCO Guineas Festival 2024.
Saturday 4th May – 2000 Guineas Day
Gates Open 10.30am | First Race 1.40pm | Last Race 5.50pm*
The QIPCO 2000 Guineas is the first classic of the season. There have been many outstanding performances by both horses and jockeys over a distance of 1 mile on The Rowley Mile.
Sunday 5th May – 1000 Guineas Day
Gates Open 11.20am | First Race 1.15pm | Last Race 5.25pm
The second classic of the season, The QIPCO 1000 Guineas, ran over the same distance of 1 mile, 3 year old fillies will battle it out for early season supremecy.

*Please note, 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.

The Champions Gallery

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.

Chez Roux Experience

Chez Roux Package includes;

  • Table for the full duration of the day offering panoramic racecourse track views
  • Premier entrance admission and metal Chez Roux swing badge
  • Champagne Reception followed by a selection of canapes
  • Three course seated meal
  • Full afternoon tea
  • Drinks service to your table
  • Tipster and Sommelier to help select your winners and wine to purchase on the day
  • Racecard for each guest
  • Tote betting facilities
  • Car Parking Passes (1 per 2)

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 Guineas 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.