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Newmarket Racecourses On The Lookout For Tour Guides

As the racing season gets off to another very successful start, Newmarket Racecourses is looking for additional Tour Guides to help out on racing days.

'We have a lot of new visitors to Newmarket each year', explained Gaynor Haxby, Marketing Manager, 'and we need knowledgeable people with a good understanding of racing, and Newmarket to help show visitors around and explain what happens where, how to place bets and to generally make people feel welcome and at ease.'

Whilst Newmarket Racecourses is looking for volunteers, successful candidates will be paid, issued with a uniform and will take part in a day's induction which will involve a tour of the facilities.

Rose Todd, pictured, has been an Official Guide for more than a year, and has built up an incredible wealth of knowledge and is full of interesting stories about the racecourse. 'I thoroughly enjoy race days', said Rose, 'and new visitors to the racecourse certainly appreciate a bit of guidance, it makes the whole experience more enjoyable if you know what to do and where you're going'.

Rose Todd, Tour Guide

Rose and other guides can be approached or contacted and found very quickly by any steward or members of raceday staff on race days, should assistance or information be required.

If you are interested in becoming an Official Race Day Guide, please telephone 01638 675505 or e-mail

About Newmarket Racecourses

Newmarket has been recognised as the Headquarters of Racing for over 300 years. Newmarket has two racecourses; The Rowley Mile Course and The July Course, hosting some of the world's greatest race meetings, such as the Sagitta Guineas Festival (2-4 May), The July Meeting (8-10 July) and the superlative Champions' Day (18 Oct). In addition, some of the most popular events at the July Racecourse are the 'Newmarket Nights', which include a Friday evening racing followed by live concerts featuring well known bands. The racecourses are also part of the 'Newmarket Experience', an organisation that offers guided tours, which include the gallops and racing stables. The Rowley Mile racecourse boasts superb banqueting and conference facilities, complete with audiovisual equipment and quality catering from Letheby and Christopher, to entertain your clients and guests. For more information, visit the website at


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