Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials Weekend


Flat Racing


Gates Open - 12.00
First Race - 13.50
Last Race - 17.55

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Celebrate Spring returning in style at Newbury Racecourse!

Kicking of the flat season in style, the dynamic Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials Weekend is back for everyone to enjoy. After two years without any crowds on this weekend, we have a variety of treats in store for all to enjoy, especially our young racegoers. This weekend is one of the first chances in the season to see some of the early Group races, this is always a weekend to savour, with previous winners across the two days including Alcohol Free, Kingman and Frankel. As well as top quality racing there is a a bundle of activities, talks and exciting opportunities across both days.

We will be operating both Premier and Grandstand Enclosures on both days.

Saturday Activities:

  • Horse Hoppers*
  • Ownerships talksĀ  – Fancy being an Owner?
  • Meet a Retired Racehorse
  • Meet a Jockey
  • Book signings
  • Be Jockey!

Don’t miss out on this fabulous weekend for all the family to enjoy.

T&C’s Apply*

Order of Running

Time Race Distance
13:50 The Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Stakes (Registered as The John Porter Stakes) Group 3 1m 4f
14:25 The Dubai Duty Free Stakes (Registered as The Fred Darling Stakes) Group 3 7f
15:00 The Watership Down Stud Too Darn Hot Greenham Stakes Group 3 7f
15:35 The Highclere Thoroughbred Racing 30th Anniversary Spring Cup Class 2 1m
16:10 The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Maiden Stakes (DIV 1) Class 4 1m
16:45 The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Maiden Stakes (DIV 2) Class 4 1m
17:20 The Retreat at Elcot Park Maiden Stakes Class 3 1m 3f
17:55 The Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire Handicap Stakes Class 4 1m 2f
Raceday Info

Going and weather information will be available in the run up to raceday

Plan Your Day

Behind the Scenes Tour

Enjoy a look behind the scenes of Newbury Racecourse with our free tour. See inside the Weighing Room and take a trip up to the Judges Box to get an overview of what goes on during a raceday. Check the times in your racecard.

Trips to the start

Get up close to the action with one of our free trips the start where you can see the horses go through the starting stalls. Check your racecard on the day for times. 

Dress Code

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Food & Drink

There are a wide range of award winning food and drink outlets throughout the racecourse, from casual dining and on-the-go options to more formal restaurants. Find out more here> 

Plan your journey

We are conveniently situated in Berkshire in the centre of the South of England, easily accessible from Junctions 12 and 13 of the M4, from the M3 and A34. We also have our own train station with regular services. More>

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  • Private Hospitality Suites

    A private hospitality suite for friends, family and colleagues is the ultimate way to experience Newbury Racecourse.
    Coupled with exceptional views of the racing from the iconic Berkshire Stand, our unique food and drink packages offer a raceday experience to suit all budgets and requirements.
    Guests can enjoy menus designed by our head chef and prepared by our own chef brigade. From enquiry through to enjoying your raceday hospitality we focus on delivering the very best service to your guests.

    To enquire about a Hospitality Suite please contact us on 01635 40015 or click below.

The Hennessy Restaurant

The award-winning fine dining panoramic restaurant in the Hampshire Stand with views overlooking the winning post, offers the opportunity to watch the racing in an unrivalled location.

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There is limited availability in this restaurant, please call 01635 40015 to book or join the waiting list.

The Racegoers Restaurant

With stunning panoramic views overlooking the final furlong, located in the Dubai Duty Free Grandstand, this restaurant is ideal for celebrations, informal work days out or family occasions. Packages include a table for the day, a three course lunch and a Tipster Talk before racing from our expert, talking diners through the runners of the day.

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There is limited availability in this restaurant, please call 01635 40015 to book or join the waiting list.
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There are no additional restaurants available for this raceday.
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