Newmarket, situated in Suffolk, is a relatively small market town that is situated between Bury St. Edmunds and Cambridge. The town of Newmarket is perhaps most well known for the horses that come from the Jockey Club there. Newmarket is also home to the National Horseracing Museum. Visitors will find a host of sights and activities in and around Newmarket to enjoy. There are also numerous entertainment, shopping and dining options in Newmarket as well as an array of accommodation choices in Newmarket as well as the surrounding area. There are two air force bases situated nearby.
The market town of Newmarket is located within the English county that is known a Suffolk. The town of Newmarket is located about sixty-five miles north of the city of London. The town has become very popular due to its connections with racehorses and the racing of thoroughbred horses on the racecourse within the town of Newmarket. The racecourse within the town is one of the biggest training centres of racehorses within the whole of the United Kingdom. Every year there is nine of the biggest races held at this course and this is in fact the same number as the course at Ascot hosts.
The racing at Newmarket dates back to 1174 and this course is in fact one of the earliest known racecourse. The popularity of horse racing was greatly influenced by King James the first between 1603 and 1625.
The clubhouse for the Jockey Club is located at Newmarket although the administration centre for the Jockey Club is located in London. During 1967 the national stud was opened by Queen Elizabeth the second. The national stud is a breeding centre that focuses on breeding thoroughbred horses for racing.
The town of Newmarket also hosts Tattersalls which is an auctioneer that is famous for selling bloodstock and the sales are attended by a lot of the big names within the horse racing business. The town is also home for the museum of national horseracing and there is also an equine centre within the town that focuses on the health of horses.
The town of Newmarket has a population of about fifteen thousand residents and a lot of them are employed within the horse racing industry or in jobs connected to this industry. There are about two thousand five racehorses that reside in the area around the town.