NEWMARKET TOWN PLATE
THE HISTORY OF THE TOWN PLATE
The Newmarket Town Plate is a historic race which has been run here at Newmarket's Round Course since 1666. The race was instigated by King Charles II, who also won the first running and became the first and only reigning monarch to win a race! The King stated that the race should be run 'forever' and with this year being the 351st running, we might just be on track. Once one of the most prestigious races in the land, the Town Plate is now a pinnacle of glorious historical eccentricity, competed for by true amateurs.
Do you have what it takes to participate in the historic Town Plate on Saturday 29th August 2020? All riders must match one of the four criteria to be eligible to take part:
- Have ridden in the Town Plate in the previous three years and completed the course;
- Or hold an Amateur or Lady Rider’s Permit, issued by any recognised Turf Authority;
- Or have ridden in a GB or Irish point-to-point in the previous 3 years and completed the course;
- Or provide a certificate, which must be signed be a Licenced Trainer or Permit Holder, proving competence to ride thoroughbreds at racing pace over 3 miles 6 furlongs
Entries now open for 2020.