28th February 2017 – The 2017 season starts at the Home of Horseracing with the newly sponsored bet365 Craven Meeting taking place from Tuesday, 18th to Thursday 20th April.
To celebrate the first day of the new racing season at Newmarket Racecourses, the Tuesday of the bet365 Craven Meeting will be FREE to all local residents with a CB8 postcode. After the success of last year’s initiative, which saw just over 5,500 local residents redeem the offer, Newmarket Racecourses are looking forward to hosting their Community Day for the second year running, with the first 100 bookers being offered a free Discover Newmarket tour too.
The bet365 Craven Meeting is where the story begins at Newmarket Racecourses each year, offering racegoers a first glimpse of some of the best horses in training being put through their paces. With top racing during all three days, the bet365 Craven Meeting really sets the scene for the Flat racing season ahead.
CB8 residents, WE WANT YOU to hear the thunder of hooves, feel the excitement and revel in the energy of Newmarket’s traditional curtain raiser. Whether you’re the most seasoned of racegoers or have never been racing before, there is something for everyone and we very much hope you will join us for the first day of the season.
Andy Drummond, Mayor of Newmarket, said;
“Following a successful introduction last year, I am very glad to see this community initiative continue, offering a sense of celebration, especially for local residents.
“Newmarket is a very special town and April in particular is a fantastic month with the start of racing for another year and also the Craven Sales at Tattersalls.
“With the first 100 bookers offered free Discover Newmarket tours alongside free entry, I would urge local residents to book sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment.”
Remember, if you have a CB8 postcode you are entitled to FREE entry for racing on Tuesday, 18th April, the first day of the bet365 Craven Meeting.* The first 100 bookers will also be offered a free Discover Newmarket tour too – so book quickly to avoid disappointment! To redeem your free ticket, you must book in advance of the event using the promotional code of CRAVENCB8. Remember children under 18 go FREE. Click here to see more
Why not make your day extra special by booking a table in our award-winning Champions Gallery Restaurant? It’s the perfect base to soak up all the excitement of a day's racing whilst enjoying unrivalled panoramic views of the course, coupled with exquisite Fine Dining.
For more information and to book tickets for the bet365 Craven Meeting, please visit www.newmarketracecourses.co.uk. Alternatively, please call 01638 675300 to speak to a member of the dedicated Hospitality team.