Join In With The Family Fun On The 2022 Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials Weekend!

The spring is fast approaching once again, and here at Newbury Racecourse, that means something very special: the return of the Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials Weekend. In 2022, it is set to fall over the Easter weekend of Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th April – the first time this has ever been the case – so as you might expect, we’re planning to make this a seriously fun weekend for everyone.

That will be even more so given that we have just gone two years without any crowds on this weekend – al the more reason for you to bring along the whole family.

What is the Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials?

The Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials kicks off the flat season here at Newbury Racecourse. It represents one of the first opportunities during the season to see some of the early Group races – and with previous victors across the two days having included Alcohol Free, Kingman and Frankel, you can be assured of further top-quality racing action if you will be in attendance in 2022.

But it’s not just about the racing…

…as you might have already gathered, as enthralling as we all know the racing will be at this year’s Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials, we will also be focusing this time around on making it a big family fun weekend for everyone.

Attendees can expect a bundle of activities, talks and exciting opportunities across both days, with both the Premier and Grandstand Enclosures in operation across the entire weekend.

So, what can visitors expect on the Saturday?

With the Saturday being the bigger day of the weekend in terms of racing, there’s a lot of action planned that you won’t want to miss after the gates open at 12:00. It’ll all kick off with the Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Stake at 13:50, continuing through to the likes of the Dubai Duty Free Stakes and the Dubai Duty Free Millenium Millionaire Handicap Stakes over the course of the afternoon.

Coinciding with all the racing, however, will be family-friendly activities that effectively serve as an introduction to the thrills of racing, especially for the young ones. There will be opportunities to meet a jockey, as well as to be a jockey, not to mention the chance to meet a retired racecourse, book signings, and even ownership talks, should you fancy ever becoming an owner yourself.

And the family fun is set to continue right through Sunday

Do you want more racing where the above came from? Well, we’ll certainly be serving up plenty more of it on the Easter Sunday. It’ll begin with the Class 4 Joe Mercer Memorial Newcomers’ EBF Maiden Stakes at 14:10, followed by Class 2, Class 3 and other Class 4 races, encompassing such contests as the Dubai Duty Free Handicap Stakes and the Coln Valley Stud Maiden Fillies’ Stakes.

Having said that, there will also be a greater emphasis on pure family fun on this day. Expect to see Harry the Horse and the Easter Bunny, as well as face painters, a petting zoo, storytelling, and Easter Egg crafts. There will also be a further opportunity to meet a retired racecourse, just in case for any reason, you were unable to do so on the Saturday.

A weekend of Easter enjoyment that you won’t want to miss!

Whether you join us for our Racing Experience Day on Saturday 16th April, or the Easter Family Day on Sunday 17th April, you can expect the Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials Weekend to be an event that you and your loved ones will remember for the fondest reasons.

After so long spent without crowds as many of us have been cooped up in our homes, it will be great to see you all again for this very special weekend. Why not book now to take advantage of ‘early bird’ prices from as little as £15 – and save 25% on standard prices.

Having first opened way back in 1905, Newbury Racecourse has a long history of catering to the most specialised needs of visitors, and it always particularly excites us to welcome those who may have never previously experienced horse racing ‘in the flesh’.

This is exactly what the Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials Weekend could mean for you and your family – so be sure to book your tickets today to avoid disappointment!