About the Racing Centre

Founded by Sir John Astley in 1893

The Racing Centre is an independent charity (1107833) for stud, racing staff and the wider community — everyone is welcome. Based in the centre of Newmarket, we provide a community hub offering a varied fitness programme, comprehensive and bespoke event services and a fully functioning bar.

We have fantastic rooms to hire which have been designed to be incredibly flexible - offering varied spaces that truly meets your needs whether this is for an intimate gathering, business meeting, training or a small conference.

We continue to thank local businesses and trainers for supporting the charity to benefit the Newmarket community.

Mission statement

The Racing Centre’s mission is to improve the quality of life for people working in the horseracing industry, and in our town, by providing a range of services and community development though exercise, education and social activities that support people to reach their full potential.

Our Vision

An inclusive community

To create an inclusive community hub in the heart of Newmarket that heroes our racing and stud staff but welcomes and supports our entire community. We provide information, advice and guidance in partnership with our key agencies to improve overall health and wellbeing. The Centre offers a variety of services and a place to exercise, socialise and learn in a safe, welcoming environment. We offer access to many sporting opportunities, rehabilitation and injury.

Our team

Our team is passionate about what we do, we love our jobs and feel privileged to work here. We want you to feel welcomed and part of our community.

We are always looking for ways to improve and provide services that meet the changing needs of our community.