QIPCO Newmarket Guineas Festival

Newmarket, United Kingdom

Annual Event

Saturday 3rd May 2025 - Monday 5th May 2025
Future dates will be released
Newmarket Racecourse
Horse Racing

The world famous Newmarket Guineas Festival is amongst the most prestigious weekends in the horse racing calendar with some of the world's finest flat racing on show. Newmarket is the home of horse racing and the QIPCO Guineas Festival offers two of the sport's most prestigious events - the 1000 & 2000 Guineas. Chartering a helicopter for the event allows you and your party not only to arrive in style, but to make this classic weekend even more memorable. 


QIPCO Newmarket Guineas Festival 2024


Newmarket has been synonymous with horse racing since its inception and it hosts some of the sport's most spectacular events with the Guineas festival being no exception. The 2024 festival is set to be the most phenomenal to date with world-class flat racing, luxurious hospitality and dining option and the unbeatable Newmarket après-racing experience. 

  • One of racing's most prestigious and historic venues. 
  • The QIPCO Newmarket Guineas Festival hosts two of the sport's Classic events, the 2000 Guineas on Saturday and the 1000 Guineas on Sunday.
  • World class racing from elite trainers, jockeys and thoroughbreds.

Getting to Newmarket Festival


The New Market Guineas festival is amongst the most important and exclusive events in the racing and social calendar and chartering a helicopter is the finest way to travel there. Arriving by air, you'll not only travel with speed but in style as well as beating the queues and making a VIP entrance. 

Approximate flight times from UK cities

  • London to Newmarket - 24 minutes
  • Manchester to Newmarket - 1 hour, 2 minutes
  • Birmingham to Newmarket - 43 minutes
  • Edinburgh to newmarket - 2 hours, 11 minutes
  • Cardiff to Newmarket - 1 hour, 11 minutes

How much does a helicopter to the Newmarket Festival cost?


For a price estimate for travelling to the Newmarket Guineas meeting by helicopter, simply fill out our enquiry with details of dates and times, departure location, number of guests to generate a list of competitive quotes with a range of luxury aircraft from the best professional operators in the business. 

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More information about the Newmarket Guineas Festival 2024

What is the Newmarket Guineas Festival?

The Newmarket Guineas Festival is one of the biggest weekends in the horse racing calendar and it features two of racing's most iconic events - the 2000 guineas and the 1000 guineas - each of which dates back to the early 1800s. The festival features world class flat racing from the sport's most celebrated trainers, horses and jockeys as well as unrivalled hospitality and entertainment.

Where is Newmarket?

Newmarket is located in Suffolk and is situated 65 miles north of London. It is considered to be the global epicentre of horse racing and is home to some of the sport's finest trainers and jockeys.

History of the Newmarket Festival

The festival's conception came with the foundation of the 2000 Guineas in 1809 and 1000 Guineas in 1814 at Newmarket racecourse. It was established by the Jockey's Club and the races were named in concordance with the original prize money on offer.
Eventually, these two events grew in prestige to become considered 'Classics' - five of horse racing's most coveted events.

What can you do at the Newmarket Guineas Festival?

First and foremost, the festival offers phenomenal horse racing and attracts the sport's biggest legends. New market also offers a range of luxury drinks and dining experiences across the racecourse ground, family entertainment and an excellent après racing programme with DJ sets and bars. 
During the day, there are number of packages on offer which allow exclusive access to different areas such as the Grandstand, the paddock, and the Premier Enclosure.

Who owns Newmarket Racecourse?

Newmarket Racecourse is owned by the Jockey Club, one of the sport's most historic establishments. The Jockey Club was formerly the sport's governing body but has since handed over responsibility to the British Horse racing Authority.

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