Newmarket is mostly famous as a Horse Racing market town in Suffolk.
It is approximately 65 miles north of London.
Considered to be the birthplace and epicentre of thoroughbred horse racing and the new National Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art Museum holds World Heritage status. Newmarket is one of the largest racehorse training centres in the United Kingdom with stud farms and two large Equine hospitals nearby.
It is home to the largest horse-breeding centre in the UK. Each year there are two Classic races and three additional British Champions Series racing events held in Newmarket.
Queen Elizabeth recently opened the new £15 Million National Heritage Centre in 2016 and often visits Newmarket to see her own horses in training.
It is estimated that one in three jobs in Newmarket is associated with the horse racing community.
There is a tremendous amount of money invested by local businesses into the area, estimated to be equal to that of the Science Park in Cambridge.
Newmarket is home to two of the world’s foremost equine hospitals.
Newmarket is world-famous for its horse breeding, creating a multibillion-pound exporting centre.
Every year some of the top horse trainers from around the world can win millions of pounds of prize money racing at Newmarket.
Some of the horses that have been trained by the top world-class trainers can be sold for over a million pounds, with some of the finest racehorses achieving sale prices of between 5 million to 50 million pounds.