The Jewel in the Crown
Considered one of the most charming and unique racecourses in the world, The July Course is a more intimate, relaxed venue providing a convivial atmosphere and offering a terrific opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with the horses, trainers and jockeys during the summer months.
The Bunbury Mile
Often referred to as the Summer Course, it has a one mile straight, known as ‘The Bunbury Mile’ and features a long downhill stretch before a stiff final furlong climb to the finish in front of its traditional 19th century grandstands and the original thatched weighing room.
Champagne lawns, al fresco restaurants and bars adorn the racecourse while on the other side of the track are a series of welcoming hospitality chalets mingling with the cooling shade of the sun-dappled trees, providing racegoers with an exhilarating ‘closer-to-the-action’ view of the sport.
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Something for everyone
Nowadays, there are tens of thousands of regular racegoers who believe the highlight of each racing year on the July Course are the Friday evenings featuring post-race concerts and some of the hottest acts on the modern day music scene. Copied by many of its contemporaries, Newmarket’s July Course was the pioneer of such events and on most occasions sells out.
In recent years, the July Course has played host to a magnificent and wide variety of artists appealing to all tastes in music including Rudimental, Craig David, Paloma Faith, Chic, George Ezra, Kylie Minogue, Kaiser Chiefs, Tom Jones, Westlife, The Corrs, James Arthur, Olly Murs, Little Mix, Madness,Years and Years etc. And, in years gone by, since the very first event in the early 90s, Simply Red, Status Quo, UB40, The Beach Boys, Peter Andre, Wet Wet Wet, Spandau Ballet, Bryan Adams, INXS, Simple Minds are among many, many others…the list is endless!
It really is a heady mix of top class racing, Champagne-fuelled excitement, and the best sounds around that make Newmarket Nights the hottest ticket in racing… and you can be there!