Thousands flock to Newmarket Open Weekend

Newmarket Stable Open Day.'Michael Hills'Pictures mark westley ANL-150920-233027009
Newmarket Stable Open Day.'Michael Hills'Pictures mark westley ANL-150920-233027009
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Thousands of people flocked to Newmarket for its inaugural open weekend.

Big attractions were Godolphin’s Moulton Paddocks and Godolphin Stables in Bury Road which were open to the public for the first time. Other yards open included those of Roger Varian, Macro Botti, Goerge Marguson, Luca Cumani and James Fanshawe and visitors to the town over the weekend were also able to visit the National Stud, the National Horseracing Museum, the Jockey Club Rooms and Tattersalls.

Following the yard openings on Sunday the action moved to the Rowley Mile racecourse where racing personalities took part in a show jumping competition which was eventually won by retired jockey Michael Hills pictured here. All proceeds from the weekend will be spilt between Racing Welfare, the National Horseracing Museum and Magpas, the flying doctor accident service.

For full story and lots more pictures get this week’s Newmarket Journal on sale on Thursday.