Newmarket

Right Hand Flat Course

Newmarket

Right hand course. Draw no advantage except for the Cambridgeshire Statistics state that low numbers have a poor winning record, middle numbers fair better although high numbers have held their own.

 

Racing's headquarters if you love horse racing then this is the place for you absolutely steeped in horse racing history and with some great horse races to boot.

 

With two courses in use (The Sefton course is still not being used.) the Rowley Mile and the July Course Newmarket has one major problem you can't follow the whole of the race even with the best of bino's but when the best horses in the world come to race who cares as long as you can see the start and finish. the early stages of longer races for both courses run over the same ground before they either join the Rowley mile or branch off on to the final mile of the July course. Without doubt both courses provide a thorough test of the horse and a horse must have lots of stamina to make the grade on the various distances.

 

Major Races

Rowley Mile provides us with the 2000 Guineas which is held in late April early May, first run over 1 mile 1 yard in 1809 and run over various distances until being standardised at 1 mile in 1902. originally open to colts geldings and fillies but in 1904 geldings were excluded, although open to both colts and fillies, fillies tend to give this race a miss. (forgive the pun) Tends to be a favourites race. 1000 guineas first run at 7 f in 1814 changing to 1 mile in 1902 the winner will nearly always come from the first two in the betting.

 

The Cambridgeshire 1 m 1 furlong handicap held in October first run in 1839 the cambridgeshire tends to be one long charge and picking a winner is a difficult game but favourites tend not too win.

 

The Cesarewitch October 2 mile 2 furlong handicap first run in 1839 the name came from a corruption of the title given in honour to Tsar Alexander II of Russia before he was Tsar, he donated £300 to the Jockey club. Normally won by a favourite although in recent years this trend has been bucked.