The Racing Post-sponsored gallops will take place on Warren HillPICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
Nathaniel set to work in front of open day visitors
THE first Betfair Newmarket Open Day to be staged in 14 years gets under way at 9am on Sunday with John Gosden's Arc hope Nathaniel and Nassau Stakes winner The Fugue among those exercising on Warren Hill as part of the must-see Racing Post-sponsored gallops event.
Sir Mark Prescott will start things off, Henry Cecil will canter his Royal Ascot runner-up Stipulate, while Ascot Gold Cup winner Colour Vision heads a high-powered presence from Godolphin.
Jeremy Noseda will close the event by cantering his Qipco 2,000 Guineas hope Fantastic Moon, before the action moves on to nearly 40 yards who have agreed to open their doors for three charities (Racing Welfare, New Astley Club and the East Anglian Air Ambulance) between 9.30am and 12.30pm.
The open day provides an opportunity to look at the traditionally big stables along the Bury Road, such as Sir Michael Stoute - where jockey Ryan Moore is set to appear - Luca Cumani, Clive Brittain and Noseda.
Just as interesting is the Fordham/Snailwell Road where at La Grange Stables, Ed Dunlop is set to parade his six-time Group 1 winner Snow Fairy at 10.30am and 11.30am. James Fanshawe's nearby Pegasus Stables, built by the great Fred Archer in 1882, this year houses recent Group 1 winner Society Rock.
There will also be several demonstrations and events at other yards. These include James Eustace, where the Olympic torch will be present, Rae Guest, where there will be a blacksmith demonstration, and Mark Tompkins, where horses will swim hourly from 10am.
Among ten stables open on the Hamilton Road is Charlcombe Lodge, where a therapeutic Seawalker demonstration will take place courtesy of Darley pre-training. Tim Pitt, at nearby Frankland Lodge, is having a free prize draw for a share in a two-year-old by Dylan Thomas (courtesy of Invictus).
Ed Dunlop will parade Snow Fairy at 10.30am and 11.30am on SundayPICTURE: Patrick McCann
Entry for visitors costs £15, children under 12 are free, and wristbands grant access to other attractions such as the Jockey Club Rooms, Tattersalls, Horseracing Museum, The National Stud and British Racing School as well as the vets NEH and Rossdales.
In the afternoon, the action goes up onto the Rowley Mile where there is Go-Karting, Stunt Shows and Scurry Driving, all taking place with celebrity participants, including Frankie Dettori.
Nick Patton, training grounds manager for Jockey Club Estates, said: "It is fantastic that the Newmarket Open Day is back - it is a great chance for the Headquarters of British Racing to open its door to the public and to showcase our amazing facilities for three charities that carry out great work for Newmarket and the industry.
"It has been 14 years since the last Open day and we are all very much looking forward to Sunday. We are very grateful to our sponsors Betfair and to everyone in the racing industry that has got behind the the day. There is so much on offer that it will be very hard to see everything, but we really hope that the open day will become a feature in the racing calendar."
Read all about the open day in Monday's edition of the Racing Post or download the iPad edition, complete with picture special, from 8pm on Sunday.