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Friday 8 - Saturday 9 October

The jewel of the gold season


The highlight of  The Newmarket Gold Season, the Dubai Future Champions Festival, provides two days of top class racing, as the sport looks to unearth potential stars for the following campaign.


The quality of action on the Rowley Mile across the two days is nothing short of breathtaking, with seven Group races run across the Friday and the Saturday.


The Friday will see the return of The Autumn Style Awards where there are prizes on offer for our most stylish racegoers!


Saturday, we will welcome BBC Radio 1 DJ, Matt Edmondson, on stage as he hosts Apres Racing. A live 90 minute DJ set to end what is set to be a fantastic festival of racing & entertainment!


There are no cash machines on our courses so if you plan to use cash please remember to bring it with you.

The Friday boasts the Group One bet365 Fillies’ Mile as its feature. Contested by two year olds, the Fillies’ Mile has a stunning track record for highlighting equine stars of the future, with recent winners including the multiple Group One winners Minding (2015) and Laurens (2017). The Friday will also see a return of The Autumn Style Awards where our judges will be on hand to capture the best outfits with an array of prizes on offer!


Dubai Future Champions Saturday then delivers one of the most eagerly anticipated racedays of the entire season – featuring no fewer than four Group races on the card.


The main event is the Group One Darley Dewhurst Stakes, arguably the most prestigious two year old race in the world. Contested by colts over seven furlongs, the Dewhurst’s roll of honour is a Who’s Who of Classic winners, with recent alumni including St Mark’s Basilica (2020), Churchill (2016), Dawn Approach (2012) and the legendary Frankel (2010).


Also on the Saturday is the hugely prestigious Cesarewitch Handicap, which serves as the second leg of the traditional ‘autumn double’ alongside the previous month’s Cambridgeshire Handicap.


Run over two miles and two furlongs, the Cesarewitch is one of the most competitive races of the campaign and requires a mix of class and stamina to win it. Jump racing yards tend to fare well in this, with the legendary Irish handler Willie Mullins winning successive renewals in 2018, 2019 and 2020.


Join us to celebrate the stars of tomorrow for two days of unmissable racing on Dubai Future Champions Weekend.

The Style Awards at the Dubai Future Champions Festival on Friday 8 October 2021.



The Autumn Style Awards

The Style Awards at the Dubai Future Champions Festival on Friday 8 October 2021.

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Après Racing

On Saturday 9 October when the action on the track is done, we will be welcoming Radio 1's Matt Edmondson to the stage as he hosts Après Racing! A perfect soundtrack to your Saturday evening and the best way to end what is set to be a fantastic festival!



Served between 2 – 5pm in the Limekilns.

On Saturday 9 October.


Afternoon Tea

  • Traditional Tea Sandwiches:
    • Salmon and Cucumber
    • Lemon Pepper Chicken
    • Double Egg Mayonnaise and Cress
  • Fruit Scone, Strawberry and Champagne Jam, Clotted Cream
  • Selection of Mini Cakes:
    • Cherry Bakewell
    • Strawberry Crumble Cake
    • Macaroons
    • Salted Caramel and Hazelnut Swiss Roll
    • Spiced Apple Cake
  • Selection of Freshly Made Teas and Coffee’s


Afternoon Tea & Premier Enclosure ticket for £44

To book please call 01638 675500 - option 4.


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