horse racing

A Day at Newmarket Races - 2018

Archway Events is delighted to present its ultimate race day package enabling you to enjoy the ‘Sport of Kings’, at the home of racing - Newmarket. 

Start the day with a luxury meal at a prestigious local hotel, whilst being entertained by a close-up magician and having a guest appearance by a celebrity tipster. Then it’s off to the convivial atmosphere of the Premier Enclosure, for a little flutter and maybe a glass of champagne!

This is truly the ideal hospitality package for parties of a minimum of 20 people, with no maximum.

Available dates throughout the flat racing season, are as follows :-

Rowley Mile Racecourse

Tuesday 17th
Wednesday 18th
Thursday 19th
Saturday 5th - Guineas **
Sunday 6th - Guineas **
Saturday 22nd
Thursday 27th
Friday 28th
Saturday 29th
Saturday 6th
Friday 12th
Saturday 13th
Friday 2nd
Saturday 3rd

July Racecourse

Saturday 9th
Saturday 23rd
Saturday 14th - July Festival **
Saturday 21st
Saturday 28th
Saturday 4th

Package includes :-

  • Official e-invitations - provided in a pdf format, for you to email all your guests
  • Approx 10:00am arrive at the Bedford Lodge Hotel, 7 Bury Road, Newmarket CB8 7BX
  • Close-up magician - subject to availability
  • Private drinks reception in either the Classic Suite or the Hotel Lounge Bar
  • Free ‘Pick a Winner’ competition to win £50 John Lewis vouchers
  • Sporting Memorabilia Prize Raffle with donations going to two named charities
  • Celebrity tipster will attend the reception and then offer their insights, thoughts and maybe even a few tips for the day of racing ahead
  • A pre-carved buffet will be served, menu as below :-

Hot Dishes
Cider Braised Pork with Cheese Croutons
Served in a rich Aspall’s Cider Sauce
Aubergine, Tomato & Mozzarella Filo Parcel with Tomato & Basil Sauce (v)


Cold Dishes
Suffolk cured Ham
Char Grilled Chicken, Olives, Sun Blushed Tomato & Basil Oil
Cold Rare Roast Beef, with Horseradish & Colman’s English Mustard

Salad Selection
Cucumber Greek Yoghurt & Dill
Five Bean Salad with Herb Vinaigrette
Red Cabbage Slaw in Creamy Mayonnaise
Pasta, Olive & Grilled Courgette Salad Chive Dressing
Mixed Leaf Salad with Cucumber & Vine Ripened Sun Blushed Tomatoes
Minted New Potatoes + Bread Rolls & Butter
(Onions, Gherkins, Capers, Mayonnaise, English Mustard, Pickle & Horseradish)


White Chocolate & Caramel Cheesecake
Butter biscuit base with Mixed berry compote
Selection of British Cheeses
Cheese Biscuits, Celery Shavings & Fruit Chutney


Tea, Coffee & Chocolate Mints

  • Leave the Hotel, by coach if required, 45 minutes before the first race, approx 2:00pm
  • All your party will receive a Day Premier Badge and Race Card
  • Enjoy the days racing from within the comfort of the Premier Enclosure
  • A private ‘box’ may be made available on the Rowley Mile racecourse with bar and tote facilities or a private ‘marquee’ on the July racecourse (see prices below)
  • Bars close 30 minutes after the last race at which time we will depart the racecourse and return to the Hotel
  • The services of a dedicated hospitality manager to chaperone your guests throughout the event will be provided in order that you receive the highest possible standards of service and attention

Exact timings will depend on which date you require…. TBA

Breakdown of costs
Per person £125 + VAT
Per person ** (Premier days - Guineas & July Festival) £140 + VAT
Optional Extras
Private hire of a ‘box’ on Rowley Mile Course (20 people) £1,750 + VAT
Private hire of a ‘box’ on Rowley Mile Course (40 people) £2,250 + VAT
Private hire of a ‘marquee’ on July Racecourse (40 people) £2,500 + VAT
Private hire of a ‘marquee’ on July Racecourse (80 people) £3,500 + VAT
Private hire of a ‘marquee’ at the July Festival (40 people) £4,750 + VAT
Afternoon Tea, per person £20 + VAT
Two course buffet, per person £30 + VAT
Coach from Hotel to Racecourse, return £295 zero rated
Coach from your office to Hotel / Racecourse, return £TBA

This is an unforgettable and excellent value package that will enable you to entertain clients and staff in some of the highest quality sporting surroundings available in the UK today, whilst enjoying the thrill and excitement of flat racing close up.

For more information on these events, or assistance with any of your other corporate hospitality requirements, please call Roger Day at Archway Events on 01362 869069.