Newmarket Racecourse – based in Newmarket, Suffolk, is considered the headquarters of British Flat racing.
It is also home to the largest cluster of training yards in the country – including Champion Trainer John Gosden’s, as well as many key horse racing organisations, including Tattersalls, National Stud and the National Horseracing Museum.
Newmarket hosts numerous events throughout the season; varying from multiple novice contests for the newbies, infamous heritage handicaps, trials for Group events, and staging the big contests themselves.
In total, it hosts nine of British racing's 36 annual Group One races, including the Guineas – two of the country’s five Classic races, which we will touch on later.
The Craven meeting and the July meeting are two of the other more significant encounters throughout the season.