Kickstart Raceday At Newmarket Racecourse - Sunday 7th May 2017

Horseracing Certificate is coming to the global Home of Horseracing: Newmarket!

Join your Pony Club friends on Sunday 7th May at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse to learn all about the equestrian sport of horseracing, earn your Horseracing Certificate and take part in a whole host of fun activities.

The highlight of the day's racing will be The QIPCO 1,000 Guineas. This is the first race in the Fillies & Mares category of QIPCO British Champions Series, which you can learn all about in ‘The Fan Zone’.

Here you will be able to earn your Horseracing Certificate. To do this you will need to complete the series of four activities that will teach you all about the sport and the thoroughbred breed:

  • Go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the racecourse, including a visit to the paddock, a walk out onto the track and check out the weighing room
  • Meet a racehorse and learn about the breed
  • Go to Jockey School, get dressed up in some jockey’s silks and have a bitesize lesson on one of the racehorse simulators
  • Learn about the different tack used by the horses and jockeys on a raceday

But the fun doesn’t stop there. On the contrary, there will be a whole host of free activities for everyone to enjoy across the racecourse, including inflatables, face painting, Rowley’s Kids Club and much more! There will also be lots of fun for the older generation and live music throughout the day, not to mention the exceptional racing on show.

For the slightly older Pony Club member, the fun doesn’t finish after the last race either! Dance into the evening at the official Après Racing after party with amazing live music on the Hyperion Lawn, located just opposite ‘The Fan Zone’.

This is a fantastic day to be shared with family and friends and to gain all the knowledge and tools you will need to follow QIPCO British Champions Series 2017 – don’t miss out!

What can you expect?

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