But did you know that you could go behind the scenes to see what it takes to get a horse to the racecourse? With Discover Newmarket (www.discovernewmarket.co.uk), you could enjoy several experiences behind the scenes to get more insight into life in a racing yard as well as on the bloodstock side of things.
The Discover Newmarket tours are popular with Rewards 4 Racing customers because you can spend your rewards points when booking any of these experiences.
Here are some great Discover Newmarket Tours to go on if you’re wanting to visit the Home of Horseracing in Newmarket in 2019.
Country Mile Tour
An early start with a visit to Warren Hill to take in the activity on the famed Training Grounds in Newmarket before being taken into one of the yards and shown a glimpse as to what daily life is like. It’s the chance to see the facilities that these yards have to offer and get some insight into what goes into preparing a horse for the races.
From there you move to The National Stud for a tour around the only commercial stud farm open to the public. You’ll get full insight to the working of a thoroughbred stud farm, visit the Stallion Unit and interact with mares and foals in the paddocks.
After that it’s a short drive in the tour bus to the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art on the final leg of the tour. Immerse yourself in the history of this great sport and relive some of the great moments. Test your skills as a jockey on the racehorse simulator and enjoy daily demonstrations by the Retraining of Racehorses Charity.
Ever wondered what the process is like at the world’s oldest auction house, Tattersalls? With Discover Newmarket you can learn more about this fascinating process as the racing world’s biggest names converge on Park Paddocks to try and find the next generation of champions.
This experience let’s you experience the daily life of a racing yard, the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art before a guided tour around Tattersalls, rubbing shoulders with the who’s who before taking in the action from the sales ring.
Race Day Tour
Planning on going racing? A Race Day Tour includes Premier Enclosure access on the day and will allow you to visit Warren Hill, the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art before moving to the racecourse for a behind the scenes experience.
You’ll head into the weighing room, the Royal Box and press room before moving to the parade ring to experience what it’s like as an owner, trainer or jockey before a race. From then on out you can enjoy a fantastic day at the races.
As we head towards the festive season, Discover Newmarket are offering the chance to buy a gift to remember for friends or loved ones in the form of a Gift Voucher for any of their experiences. Vouchers can be purchased for a specific tour or for a cash value and are valid from 12 months from date of purchase.
For a full list of all the tour packages offered by Discover Newmarket, and to book, head to www.discovernewmarket.co.uk or follow them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.