Suez Newcastle Newmarket Race Day & IWD Moet Marquee

The SUEZ Newcastle Newmarket Handicap race day is one of the racing season highlights with the annual running of the Group 3 Newmarket Handicap. This time honoured race is the NJC's signature autumn race run over 1400m, and has been run every year since 1955, with the exception of 1987 when wet weather intervened.

On Friday 8 March, Newcastle Racecourse will host the historic 2019 Newmarket Group 3with $160,000 offered in prizemoney. There will be another seven races programmed for Friday as horses are deep in preparation for the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival with total prizemoney offered at Newcastle on this day $405,000. 

Over the past ten years many of Australian racing's "Greats" have been adorned the Newmarket honour roll - Gai Waterhouse, Peter Snowden, John Hawkes and Guy Walter have trained outstanding gallopers to win the Newmarket and Group winning jockeys such as Glen Boss, Darren Beadman, Hugh Bowman and James McDonald have left their mark on the race.

The honour roll of winners includes Happy Clapper who excelled in 2017 when racing was held on the newly renovated Course Proper for the first time. Happy Clapper went on to win the Group 1 Epsom Handicap in Sydney Spring Carnival before winning the Group 1 Doncaster Handicap in 2018. He contested racing again Winx and in the process became a duel Group 1 winner and placegetter.

In 2018 Lanciato trained by ex-jockey Mark Newnham and ridden by UK born apprentice Rachel King took winning honours in the most recent edition. The pair combined in the Spring of 2018 to notch up their first Group 1 wins when Maid Of Heaven took out the Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick which has helped both their careers go to the next level. Rachel will be a guest speaker in the International Women’s Day Moet Marquee in between races.

Gates open at 12 Midday

The eight race twilight program will begin at 1.50pm with the final event to jump at 6.15pm.

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IWD MOET MARQUEE - SOLD OUT!

Celebrate International Women's Day in the Moet Marquee on SUEZ Newmarket Race Day Friday 8 March.

Be inspired as successful women from the racing industry share their stories of achievement, and enjoy Moet and Chandon Imperial as part of the all inclusive ticket price.

Proceeds from this event will be donated to Got Your Back Sista.

This year’s IWD campaign theme is #BalanceforBetter. From grassroots activism to worldwide action, we are entering an exciting period of history where the world expects balance. We notice its absence and celebrate its presence and 2019 will see Newcastle Corporates, including our IWD event sponsors, join us at this inaugural Newcastle event and reconfirm their commitment to #BalanceforBetter in business and across the Hunter region.

Event proudly sponsored by Moet & Chandon, Prosperity Advisers Group, Westfield Kotara & performHR.

SOLD OUT! Corporate tables of 10 are available at $1,650.  This investment will deliver you a great afternoon of celebration and inspiration, and show your support for this important cause while also raising funds for a local charity. Individual tickets are $165.

GUEST SPEAKERS

Rachel King

Born and raised in the UK, Rachel was competing at Amateur level before escaping a cold English winter to spend a two-month working holiday in Australia, from which she never permanently returned! Having made Australia home, Rachel was the leading apprentice in Sydney last year and won the Newcastle Newmarket 12 months ago on Lanciato. From there she completed her apprenticeship during the winter and notched up her first Group 1 win aboard Maid Of Heaven in the Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick. Rachel has Newcastle ties with her partner, fellow jockey Blake Spriggs, who is also a Novocastrian.

Rachel will most likely be riding on the day but will be making time to address punters in between rides.

Samantha Clenton

A former top apprentice, Samantha has suffered two nasty falls in her career – one at Taree in May 2016 and one at Scone in October 2016. After her second fall, Sam suffered six crushed vertebrae, with her T6 being extremely close to damaging her spinal cord, along with a fractured collarbone. Fast forward to late 2017 Sam and her partner Tim McIntosh became parents to a son named Isaac. Four months into motherhood, Sam made a comeback to riding trackwork and has since been riding in barrier trials for her old boss Kris Lees. Sam is expecting to have her ticket to ride in races by the end of February and if weight allows her to, will be back in the saddle by early March. There is a slight possibility that she may even be riding at Newcastle on Newmarket Day but regardless, Sam will be available to tell her story either as a guest of the club on the day or in between races.

#BalanceforBetter.   

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PACKAGES AND TICKETS

IWD MOET MARQUEE

Entry to the Racecourse and Moet Trackside Marquee • Premium three course plated lunch • Five hour premium beverage package featuring Moet Imperial Champagne and Chandon S Sparkling • Special Guests Speaker and Live Entertainment • One racebook per two guests • Donation to Got Your Back Sista.

Please note: for bookings of less than 10 guests you will be required to share a table.

$165pp

$1650 per table of 10

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CHEVAL'S RESTAURANT

Entry to the Racecourse and Members enclosure • Executive Chef inspired all-inclusive buffet lunch with fresh seafood • Reserved table for the day with views over the Parade ring and Winning Post • One race book per two guests • Beverages are charged on consumption or beverage packages start from $60pp

Please note: for bookings of less than 10 guests you may be required to share a table.

Members - $115pp

Non-Members - $125pp

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MEMBERS LOUNGE - RESERVED SEATING

Entry to the Racecourse and Members enclosure • Reserved seat in the Members Lounge • Access to the Bar and Bistro

Please note: for bookings of less than 10 guests you may be required to share a table.

Members reserved seat $15pp

Members Guest – Members Day Pass and reserved seat $64pp

Non-Members - Members Day Pass and reserved seat $74pp

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MEMBERS LOUNGE - NON-RESERVED SEATING Entry to the Racecourse and Members enclosure •  Access to the Bar and Bistro

Members Day Pass for Members Guest  $45pp

Members Day Pass for Non-Members  $55pp

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CHAIRMAN'S LOUNGE

Exclusivity and personalised service enrich the delivery of hospitality for your private party in the Chairmans Suite. 

Includes; • Entry to the Racecourse, members enclosure and Chairman’s Suite • Gourmet lunch, your choice of grazing or buffet menu • Five hour beverage package • Betting Facilities • One racebook per two guests.

Minimum booking 50 guests – Maximum booking *70 guests

$155pp CONTACT EVENTS TEAM ON 4961 1573 TO BOOK AVAILABLE
MARK MURPHY LOUNGE Located at the top of the Ascot Bar the Mark Murphy Lounge provides spectacular views of the entire racetrack and surrounding areas. The Lounge has a bar, bookmaker and tote facilities. Have your reserved table catered for you and your guests by ordering from our platter menu, which will be delivered right to your table. $30pp CONTACT EVENTS TEAM ON 4961 1573 TO BOOK TICKETS AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION Enjoy the thrill and excitement of thoroughbred racing at Newcastle Racecourse. Dress to impress for a fun day at the race with family and friends. Our Racecourse features bars and catering outlets open all day and with a variety of options there’s something to suit everyone. For a more relaxed day at the races, bring along a picnic to enjoy on the lawn. $20pp BOOK ONLINE TICKETS AVAILABLE

 

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