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Hats off for Ladies' Day
Hats off for Ladies' Day

Ladies' Day at Newmarket

The history of organized horseracing in the UK seems to date back to the 17th Century and came under the Royal Patronage of James 1 when he had a royal palace built near Newmarket, just on the cusp of the Cambridgeshire / Suffolk border.

Ladies' Day
Description:Newmarket’s annual flagship summer event - The July Meeting is a three day festival of classic English racing beginning with Ladies’ Day on 5th July, Classic FM Race day on Wednesday 6th July and the Darley July Cup on 7th July 2005.
Start Date:05/07/2005
End Date:07/07/2005
Prices:adult £7 - £28
Genres:Outdoors & Attractions
Venue NameNewmarket Race Course
England, UK

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Other royals continued the rage for the races and the fashionable elite followed the furlonged frenzy.

In line with the fashion brigade ever upping the anti in the best-dressed stakes, the status and stock of the humble horse took flight too. The breeding of racehorses became serious buisness largely due to the introduction of Arabian stallions with British mares resulting in the forefathers of the thoroughbred racehorses that we see on track today.

Thus, style and steed have developed hand in hand led by the flash of a golden guinea and the promise of a win.  Betting on the gee-gees has always been the order of the day where a quick flutter has resulted in cheers and champers or a lighter wallet on the way home. 

Well, tradition is upheld in every way at Newmarket when it comes to Ladies Day on Tuesday 5th July, where fashion rules and fun follows.  Ladies' Day marks the beginning of Newmarket’s annual flagship summer event - The July Meeting, which is a three day festival of classic English racing.

Then, to follow that, there's Classic FM Race day on Wednesday 6th July where the National Symphony Orchestra and singer Katherine Jenkins will provide an early evening concert immediately following the afternoon racing. The meeting then culminates on Thursday 7th July with the pinnacle race of the meeting - the Darley July Cup.

A day at the races can make your heart thump a little harder, your feet sink a little deeper and your pocket feel a little heavier.  Don a hat, choose a horse and spend a pony.

last updated: 13/06/05
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jean & bob allen
Lucky to win tickets from yourselves for ladies day today.Thanks again for a lovely time.

Mr Mark Johnson
I have NEVER been to Newmarket races. My wife and I live in Burwell and both have our own disabiling illness to live with. It would be very nice for us both to go to the races at newmarket one afternoon. As we go around different parts of the country on holiday, we mention that we live near newmarket, and get asked if we have been to the racing. It would be nice to say "YES"!

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