Royal Celebrations Planned For QIPCO Guineas Festival On Coronation Weekend

A celebration at Newmarket Racecourse during the three-day QIPCO Guineas Festival will coincide with the Coronation of King Charles III, the track said in a release on Thursday.

A garden party-themed picnic enclosure will be created trackside for Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7 where a family of four can attend for just £32 and bring their own food and drink. The racecourse will be themed to reflect the national celebration and will open its gates early on the Saturday to show the Coronation, with dedicated screens around the course and racing beginning slightly later in the afternoon.

“The 2023 QIPCO Guineas Festival will have something for everyone, and it’s going to be a real celebration of racing, royalty and the local community at price points which we hope are accessible for all,” said Sophie Able, Newmarket Racecourses and International Director.

There will even be an opportunity to receive a masterclass from jockeys who have ridden in the royal colours in the QIPCO British Champions Series Fanzone, as well as a retired royal racehorse and a coronation-themed photo theatre set. Slipofthepen (GB) (Night Of Thunder {Ire}), who is owned by the King and Queen Consort, is possible for the feature race, the G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas, on the day of the Coronation.

Ticket prices across the QIPCO Guineas Festival and Newmarket’s 2023 season have also been reduced year-on-year. Click here for more information.

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