Bet on Newmarket Horse Racing at Bet UK
The horse racing betting odds just keep on coming at Bet UK and with some of the key feature races of the flat happening in the opening weeks of the season. We'll have all of the top live horse racing betting markets here at Bet UK, whether you're betting on the July Cup or the Guineas Meeting.
The Criterion Stakes Preview
Newmarket is also the scene for some quality Saturday afternoon racing action this weekend and their card is headlined by the Group 3 Criterion Stakes.
The seven-furlong event will go to post at 3.15pm and it has stirred up plenty of interest already this week – with Frankie Dettori a notable absentee on fancied runner Sunray Major.
Frankie remains the story
Frankie Dettori has no ride in the big race at Newmarket on Saturday – he will ride for Ralph Beckett and owner and friend Marc Chan earlier on the card – after John & Thady Gosden elected to put James Doyle on Sunray Major for this assignment.
It has caused quite a media frenzy this week, with speculation rife that Dettori's position as retained rider at Clarehaven Stables is about to end. The spotlight will be firmly on all parties concerned come race-day.
Sunray Major comes into this race having finished a close fourth in the Group 3 John of Gaunt Stakes at Haydock last time, right behind re-opposing pair Pogo and Laneqash.
That pair were always front and centre on Merseyside, while Dettori and Sunray Major were out the back in an eight-runner field. That represented a slight change in tactics for the Gosden's inmate, who had previously been ridden handily.
Cheekpieces go on for the first time now and it wouldn't be the greatest shock in the world should placings from Haydock be reversed.
Pogo was allowed to dictate in front last time and may not get the same rope here, while Laneqash is 0-6 since his winning bow at Ascot in 2020 and needs to prove he has the will to win required at this level.
##Palmer charge Given a chance to shine The other piece of form that impacts heavily here is EVER GIVEN's win at Epsom on Oaks Day in the Listed Surrey Stakes.
A smart 2YO with lots of speed, he won a big Sales race at York's Ebor Meeting in August, the fourth and final success of his juvenile campaign (inched out at Doncaster in a similar race afterwards, 4-8 record last year).
Switched from Tom Dascombe to new Manor Farm boss Hugo Palmer in the winter, Ever Given easily won a Chester handicap over 6f on soft ground on last month's return.
He didn't do himself justice in the Sandy Lane at Haydock next time, though perhaps that quick ascent into Group 2 company was asking plenty.
At Epsom, returned to this trip, he came with a strong late surge to overcome Oscula (Listed winner since), with today's rival Bass Player in third. Danny Tudhope's mount has that bit more on his plate now but he's 2-2 at this trip and could still have plenty more to come, taking on mostly older
rivals and getting weight.
Selection: Ever Given Next Best: Sunray Major
Newmarket horse racing dates
Hosting only flat racing, Newmarket opens its door for racing in April and plays host to the first classics of the season. Following those, it's a number of other meetings across the summer, held on their famous July course before they close out the year back on the Rowley Mile will the Dewhurst Stakes in October.
Top Newmarket horse racing fixtures
The Newmarket horse racing calendar is packed full of feature races across the year, including evening meetings, but the two most notable are the Guineas Festival and the Moet & Chandon Festival. Operating a host of spring meetings and summer race days, many of the pinnace races held throughout the horse racing year at Newmarket will also have a say in who will pick up the Grade 1 wins later in the season. All of the key fixtures sandwich Royal Ascot, so if you're looking for a top performer, those are the places to look.
Below, we've listed the top races punters will most see at Newmarket across the calendar year:
|May||2000 Guineas||Grade 1|
|May||1000 Guineas||Grade 1|
|July||Falmouth Stakes||Grade 1|
|July||July Cup||Grade 1|
|September||Fillies Mile||Grade 1|
|September||Sun Chariot Stakes||Grade 1|
|September||Cheveley Park Stakes||Grade 1|
|October||Dewhurst Stakes||Grade 1|
As well as these key feature races, we'll also have insight into some of the other feature horse racing meetings at the course, so whether it's the Spring Meeting in May, Stakes, the Princess of Wales Stakes, or Cesarewitch, we'll have you covered.
Newmarket 2000 Guineas
The first classic of the season is the Newmarket 2000 Guineas. Held as part of the Qipco Guineas Festival, the race is open to both colts and fillies aged three years old. Although it tends to be only colts which feature, it's the first part of UK horse racing Triple Crown alongside the Derby at the St Leger at Doncaster. The leading trainer for this race is Aidan O'Brien, with ten wins since 1988, and he'll be looking to pick up yet another victory here.
Newmarket 1000 Guineas
The second feature race of the season at Newmarket racecourse is the 1000 Guineas. Open only to three-year-old fillies. The race is run on the Rowley Mile over one mile. The first race in the fillies triple crown, alongside the Oaks at Epsom and the St Leger, it has been won most recently by Aidan O'Brien on six of the last seven occasions.
Here at Bet UK, we'll have all of the top 1000 Guineas betting odds and tips for 1000 Guineas available before the race, so you'll always be in the know.
Newmarket UK Horse racing results
Throughout the year, while also covering the main UK horse racing betting odds, we'll also be letting our punters know about the results of all the feature races across the calendar. So whether you're browsing the online betting markets or placing your bets on the course, we'll have you covered.
Newmarket Course Guide
One of the most famous racecourses in the UK and the spiritual home of horse racing, Newmarket has two courses that feature throughout the year and will be used for some of the top grade one racing contests.
The Rowley Mile Course
The first is the Rowley Mile which can feature races up to two miles and four furlongs and is the longest straight in UK horse racing, with just one minor turn before the run to home.
The July Course
The second course at Newmarket is the July course, which is only a short two miles compared to Rowley Mile and has a different finishing post. The July Course is a lot flatter than the other course at the track and many others across the UK. Featuring the mile straight known as the Bunbury Mile, it levels off approaching the final furlong, which means there is no bias towards any horses in the closing stages of a race.
Who owns Newmarket Races?
Like many other courses across the UK, including Aintree, Cheltenham, Epsom, and Sandown, Newmarket is owned by the Jockey Club. Managing the upkeep of many courses across the UK, the Jockey Club is made up of four businesses that manage racing estates and horse welfare.
Placing a bet at Newmarket Races
If you're looking to place a bet at Newmarket, we'll have all of the top horse racing betting odds in our sportsbook market. No matter what bet types you're looking to place, whether it's a Lucky 15 or a patent bet, we'll have them all on offer. Remember, we also have ante-post betting for all the top meetings, so if you're looking to get in early for Royal Ascot, then browse our betting markets.
Watch Newmarket Races Live At Bet UK
If you're unable to attend races across the UK at Bet UK, we now offer live streaming of all UK and Irish horse racing when you place an online horse racing bet in our sportsbook market. You'll never miss the main events, whether it's the Derby, the Irish Guineas, or the 2023 Cheltenham Festival.