The “Headquarters of UK horse racing” has a packed schedule of fantastic events in the new year. Here are some of the best Newmarket racing fixtures in 2023, and how you can get hospitality.

Newmarket Racecourse, often referred to as the “Headquarters of UK horse racing”, is one of the most iconic racing venues in the world. With two separate tracks and the largest cluster of training yards in the UK, it is home to many of the key racing organisations.

The course has hosted horse races for 400 years, and is the only track in history to have a monarch ride a winning horse (Charles II). It is home to two of the five Classic Races, and also plays host to a whopping nine of the 36 annual British Group 1 races.

Newmarket’s schedule for 2023 so far is crammed with fantastic events, some of which are unlike anything else you are likely to see on any other racecourse. Keep reading to find out about the best Newmarket experiences in the new year, and how you can get VIP tickets and hospitality to them all.

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July Festival

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For horse racing superfans, the July Festival is Newmarket's answer to Glastonbury; three days of world-class horse racing, accompanied by drinks, fashion and summer sun makes for the ultimate party atmosphere.

Day one is Ladies Day. The stacked seven race event is headlined by the Princess of Wales Stakes and is full of fab fashion and luxury.

Day two is Festival Friday, and it really lives up to its name. Enjoy a day of the top three-year-old fillies showcasing their talent, culminating in the Group One Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes.

The final day of the July Festival is July Cup Day - the business end of the festival. The final day is all about the Darley July Cup, one of the most valuable and prestigious races in the world, with the winner often being recognised as the best sprinter in Europe.

The ultimate horse racing summer party, the July Festival is a must have on the calendar for any racing fanatic.

The festival takes place from the 13th to the 15th of July. Experience the racing in style with hospitality packages now at Seat Unique.

Dubai Future Festival

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Known as the “Jewel of the gold season”, the Dubai Future Festival is the racing event where new stars are born. These two days of breath-taking races will leave you hungry for more.

Day one of the action is Champions Festival Friday, delivering non-stop entertainment both on and off the track. Enjoy a day of thrilling races, finishing with the Bet365 Fillies Mile and the Dubai Challenge Stakes. Off the track, guests can enjoy a day of live music and the Autumn edition of the Style Awards.

The second and final day of the festival is Dubai Future Champions Day, an extravaganza to rival even the finest race days. This massive day of racing includes seven different events, the most prestigious of which is the Darley Dewhurst Stakes. Considered one of the most esteemed races in the world, previous champions include Frankel (considered the finest racehorse ever), Dawn Approach, and Churchill.

No doubt one of the most fantastic racing events of the year, the Dubai Future Festival is an absolute must see.

The event takes place from the 13th to the 14th of October. Make the most of it by exploring available hospitality packages now at Seat Unique.

The Cambridgeshire Meeting

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The Cambridgeshire Meeting is one of the undoubted highlights of the gold racing season. Held on the Rowley Mile course, the event offers up three days of world class racing.

Day one is absolutely packed with must-see races, including the Tattersalls Stakes, The Turners British EBF Maiden Stakes, and The Newmarket Challenge Whip Handicap Stakes, all of which ensure that the weekend gets off to a flier.

The second day features two unbelievable Group 2 races in the form of The Rockfel Stakes and The Joel Stakes. These races have been won by some of racing’s best horses such as Kamiko and Just The Judge.

Day three is Juddmonte Day- the crown jewel of the Cambridgeshire Meeting. The final day of the event features two Group 1 races amongst a stacked race card. The final day also features the iconic Bet365 Cambridgeshire Heritage Handicap, the first part of the historic Autumn Double.

The Cambridgeshire Meeting is every horse racing connoisseur’s dream, as the famous weekend offers non-stop world class racing.

The event takes place from the 28th to the 30th of September, get your hospitality package now for an experience to remember.

Newmarket Nights

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Newmarket Nights is an event that is truly like nothing else in the racing calendar, bringing some of the world's biggest music artists to the home of horse racing.

The event kicks off just like any other at Newmarket, with a stacked card of top-level racing. However, it's once the racing has finished that the party really starts, as some of music's biggest artists play an unmissable headline set to round off the day.

Newmarket Nights is a unique new way to experience a horse racing event, and provides a perfect mix of sports and music.

Newmarket Nights take place throughout the year, and are an absolutely must see event.

With all of the amazing experiences scheduled for 2023 at Newmarket Racecourse, why not experience them from a more luxurious setting?

Don't miss a single minute of the action at these fantastic days of racing, and experience unparalleled panoramic views from your luxury seating. For real VIP treatment, dine like a king on premium multiple-course a la carte meals, get access to all areas of the course, and enjoy complimentary beverages and table service.      

Register your interest in Newmarket Racecourse hospitality tickets now, to keep up to date with all the latest news and ticket on-sales.

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