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The warmer months may be behind us, but there’s still a long list of fantastic events and attractions to enjoy near Cambridge.

As a leading provider of award-winning serviced accommodation in Cambridge, we provide easy access to the very best events in and around the city. With the UK’s most famous racecourse on our doorstep, you’ll never be stuck for something to see and do.

This October, and much to the delight of horse racing fans, The Rowley Mile returns to the nearby Newmarket Racecourse.

In this blog post, we take a closer look at what to expect from this year’s much-anticipated fixtures as well as reveal the horse racing packages that’ll mean you get to enjoy The Rowley Mile in style!

The Rowley Mile: A course steeped in history

The Rowley Mile has a long history, a fact that makes it a must-attend event. Here Racing TV explains more about Newmarket’s Rowley course:

“Newmarket Racecourse is made up of two courses – the Rowley Mile Course (named after Old Rowley the favourite racehorse of King Charles II) and the July Course. The Rowley Mile Course has a 1 mile 2 furlong straight with minor undulations towards ‘The Bushes’, two furlongs out. The penultimate furlong is downhill and the last is uphill, forming ‘The Dip’.”

Whilst the setting for the One and Two Thousand Guineas during Spring, The Rowley Mile plays host to two of the biggest handicaps in the racing calendar come Autumn, and has done since the early 1800s.

At Autumn’s Rowley fixtures, you’ll witness the country’s most promising two-year-olds make their glittering debuts.

Horse racing – the Citystay way

The Rowley Mile’s Autumn calendar is already in full swing, and what a season it has been so far!

Attending a Rowley Mile event isn’t just a great excuse to wear your finest clobber and enjoy a day of championship racing. With Citystay’s Rowley Mile horse racing packages, you can make a weekend of it with two nights’ luxury accommodation included in the price and much, much more.

When enjoying The Rowley Mile – the Citystay way! – you’ll receive a premier ticket and restaurant pass, race card, table service, access to TV showing live racing, TOTE betting facility, and a car parking voucher.

As part of our Classic Experience, you can even enjoy a two-course meal in the Champions Gallery, a plush venue that offers panoramic views of the infamous Rowley Mile. Upgrade to a Premier Experience to enjoy a three-course meal and afternoon tea in the same luxury spot.

Want to go bigger and better during your day at Newmarket? Upgrade to our VIP Experience for an extra special treat. You and your guests will receive a champagne reception, four-course meal, and afternoon tea in the Champions Gallery.

Don’t miss out, book today!

They don’t call Newmarket the home of flat racing for nothing! Experience horse racing at its finest as well as award-winning accommodation, service and hospitality with Citystay.

Limited dates are still available for The Rowley Mile, so don’t miss out, book your Newmarket Racing Hospitality Package right here.