A Brief Overview of the Cambridgeshire Meeting

19/09/2016

The 22nd September brings with it the Cambridgeshire Meeting. This three-day festival takes place at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse and is one of the most eagerly-awaited meetings on the flat racing calendar.

The meeting features three different Group 1 events including the Cheveley Park Stakes, the Middle Park Stakes and the Sun Chariot Stakes, along with the famous Cambridgeshire Handicap.

This handicap race is run over a distance of 1 mile and 1 furlong, and is open to horses of three years and older. It is the first half of the infamous ‘Autumn Double’, the second half being The Cesarewitch. Both events were established in 1839 and have gone on to become a highlight of the flat racing season.

The Cambridgeshire Handicap is run on the final day of the Cambridgeshire Meeting, capping off this amazing three-day festival.

Below, we give you a brief run down of the racing action you can expect:

Day 1

The first day’s racing includes the Somerville Tatersall Stakes, which is a seven-furlong sprint for two-year olds. This Group 3 race is always exciting and showcases new talent to watch out for in the future.

Day 2

The excitement escalates for day two, with two of the three Group 1 races taking place. The Cheveley Park Stakes and the Middle Park Stakes are both run over a distance of six furlongs, the former for two-year old fillies and the latter for colts. It is impossible not to be thrilled by these two eagerly-awaited juvenile races.

Day 3

The third and final day of the Cambridgeshire Meeting is perhaps the most exciting of them all. The above-mentioned first half of the Autumn Double, the Cambridgeshire Handicap, takes place. This 200-year old race boasts a rich history and the highest levels of skill. The Sun Chariot Stakes is the third of the Group 1 races and is the feature race of the festival. It is open to three-year-old fillies and mares and is run over a distance of one mile. This hugely exciting race is only made more thrilling with a purse of £200,000!

It’s not just about the racing

The Cambridgeshire meeting is not all about the racing. There is also plenty to do off the track with a beer festival taking place in The Boulevard Marquee showcasing the finest of brews and featuring live music!

Make it a day to remember

If you want to turn your day at the Cambridgeshire Meeting into something really special, then why not book onto one of our Raceday Tours?

The tour will take you to visit the famous Warren Hill Gallops where you can see some of the 3,000+ racehorses training, learn about the rich history of the ‘Home of Horseracing’ before being taken on an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the racecourse.

The tour will also include Premier Enclosure Badges for the Cambridgeshire meeting so you can enjoy the afternoon’s racing from some of the most prestigious enclosures.

For more information and bookings, please click here

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