Arc ace Enable set to head cast of glittering stars at Newmarket open weekend
Enable, Cracksman, Roaring Lion and Too Darn Hot are among a cast of stars set to appear at the 32Red Newmarket open weekend on Sunday, when they will appear at a Tattersalls-sponsored gallops morning on Warren Hill.
John Gosden has agreed to showcase the cream of his crop at the event and the Clarehaven gems will also be joined by other workers from the stables of Sir Michael Stoute and Sir Mark Prescott, among others.
There is sure to be plenty of interest in getting a glimpse of leading Arc contenders Enable and Cracksman, while Roaring Lion and Too Darn Hot recently contributed to a stellar weekend for the Gosden yard when landing the Group 1 Irish Champion Stakes and Group 2 Champagne Stakes.
Gosden said: "We are happy to canter the likes of Enable, Cracksman, Roaring Lion and Too Darn Hot at the open weekend, and I hope plenty of people will come along to see them. There may be a few others too and it's always a great start to the day."
A total of 20 trainers are set to open their doors to the public from 9am to 12.30pm, including Roger Varian, Hugo Palmer, David Simcock and James Fanshawe, where multiple Group 1 winner The Tin Man is sure to be a big draw.
There is a visitor-friendly approach at Hamilton Road, with seven of the eight yards opening lying adjacent to each other. These are Amy Murphy, Rae Guest, Mick Quinn, George Scott, George Peckham, Stuart Williams and David Lanigan's state-of-the-art Rathmoy Stables.
Across town, visitors to Richard Spencer's new yard at Sefton Lodge can join in a 'name the filly' competition, where the lucky winner will receive two owners' badges to see the juvenile each time she runs.
Spencer said: "She's a two-year-old we haven't a name for yet so we thought this might be a bit of fun. She's by Garswood out of Cherry Malotte, and Phil Cunningham has kindly agreed to provide two badges every time she runs."
Two exciting additions to the weekend this year are the opening of Sheikh Fahad's Longholes Stud and the introduction of the 'History & Heritage Town Walking Tours'.
Longholes Stud rehabilitation and pre-training centre will be providing tours and demonstrating the use of their excellent facilities, including a water treadmill and ECB Hydra Spa.
Tickets start at £17 per person when purchased on the day. During the weekend tickets are available to buy at any of the equine sites, car parks and yards. Children 12 years and under go free of charge and parking is free all weekend.
See www.newmarketopenweekend.co.uk for full ticketing details and schedule of events.
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