Newbury Races

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There are racecourses throughout the United Kingdom which are known for being something special. Not that a trip to most racecourses isn’t going to have some element of excitement and drama, but those who experience Newbury Races are in for a real treat.

Free Horse Racing Tips, Click Here! Berkshire’s premier racecourse, and conference and events venue, Newbury Races is in a league of its own. This special place has its own identity, one which takes the core element of a love for all things equestrian and the excitement of laying a wager, and presents in its most salubrious form.

There is never any doubt that when you’re enjoying a day on the grounds or in and around the buildings, no matter what event causes you to be there, that it is a love and passion for excellence which is the essence of this remarkable racecourse. As testament to its excellence, it has won many awards.

Some come for the festive air of special racedays, some come for the exceptional food and wine, some come for the service and facilities, many come for a little bit of everything, and all discover that there is more than one side to this celebrated venue of sport, style and pleasure.

A raceday is an altogether wonderful experience, no matter how you plan to enjoy it. You could be the kind of punter who just enjoys watching the horses trot around the parade ring before you hustle off to the bookmaker with the best odds and then to the grandstand to catch the start of the race and charge to the winning post, or you could be rather more interested in the delightful furnishings and pleasures which surround the old, enticing ‘Sport of Kings’. Naturally, you may be neither, just someone who likes to take it as it comes, enjoy an occasion as it unfolds. At this course you can have whatever you want. This is a venue which is all about flexibility and, as such, you can expect package options for every kind of experience.

The restaurants are a great place to base yourself, and you’ll find excellent eateries in all enclosures. The Hennessy Restaurant is one of the most luxurious of any racecourse dining venue in Britain, but be sure to book a table, otherwise you’re likely to loose out.

If you go on the Hennessy Gold Cup Day, expect find a menu tailored to suite the main event, which is itself one of the most anticipated of the United Kingdom’s racing calendar. For a different kind of experience, the racecourse offers other options for exclusive luxury with exceptional views of the turf. From the classic delights of a private box to the vaunted luxury of the likes of the Mill Reef Premier Suite, all you’ll have to do is find a large enough group of clients, colleagues or friends to justify taking one for the day.
Newbury Races, inside rail

Once again, a range of packages are available; these range from silver to platinum, and there’s always the option to have a bespoke package created if you have something else in mind.

Any who have the pleasure of enjoying a large event on a raceday at Newbury Races, will know that it is one of the few places which offers people the chance to hold certain events when there is a meeting. These can be anything from a business event at Newbury Races which leads into a day of turf spills and thrill, to a wedding which is enjoyed in the superlative luxury of one of the suites, or perhaps a pavilion or marquee. Although you could probably organize to have a conference while a fixture was underway, you would hardly want to. Such events, especially those which require a great deal of focus from attendees, are more commonly held on non-racedays. For seminars, meetings, conferences and just about any kind of large or small corporate or social event, indoors and out, the client will always have the county’s finest facilities, easily adapted and tailored for their specific needs. Not to forget the exceptional team of hospitality staff who make sure that every event runs seamlessly.

Newbury Races, winner It might also help to know that the racecourse contains within its grounds an 18-hole golf course. 12 of the holes are played in the centre of the course. The golf centre not only has a team of professionals employed on a full-time basis, but has developed a reputation for being one of the nation’s best centres for instruction.

Weddings are worth a special mention. The grounds are licensed to hold civil ceremonies, and there are few more colourful and aesthetically rewarding experiences than holding a personally important occasion while a day of Newbury Races play out around you. From the beautiful reception areas within the grandstand, or perhaps a marquee, to the exceptional catering and on-hand staff, a wedding at this Berkshire venue on a fixture day is going to be one to remember. And there are always the great photograph opportunities to consider.

Not every event or fun activity takes place during one of the fixtures, even though they do run year round, summer and winter. There are nights given over solely to the pleasure of Berkshire’s residents, like the Summer Sizzler Events where a hog is roasted, Pimm’s is poured and folk gather to imbibe the glorious lingering light of an English summer evening.

From gate to winning post, for young and old, racegoers and lovers of fine food and wine, Berkshire’s premier racecourse is about more than just laying a wager, although it does heighten the pleasure.