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Charlie Fellowes 13 August 2019

Trainer Charlie Fellowes on Khadijah Mellah’s historic Magnolia Cup win and fast-approaching Henry Cecil Open Weekend

Charlie Fellowes, Chairman of The Henry Cecil Open Weekend, hopes Khadijah Mellah’s success in the Magnolia Cup can help dispel a perceived lack of diversity in horse racing. 

The teenager gained worldwide media attention as the first jockey to ride a race in Britain wearing a hijab, when partnering the Charlie Fellowes-trained Haverland to success in the Magnolia Cup at Goodwood. 

Race footage courtesy of Racing TV

More information about The Henry Cecil Open Weekend

Newmarket racehorse trainers open their doors on 21 and 22 September to celebrate the life of Henry Cecil and to raise money for local charities. The Henry Cecil Open Weekend is a fantastic opportunity to visit the town of Newmarket and go behind the scenes at Horse Racing’s HQ.

  • Equines sites open during the weekend; Rowley Mile Racecourse, British Racing School, Jockey Club Rooms, Tattersalls Bloodstock Auctioneers, Newmarket Equine Hospital, National Stud, Longholes Stud, and Place House – The National Horseracing Museum.
  • A number of Newmarket’s leading racehorse trainers will open their yards to the public on Sunday morning, including; Charlie Fellowes, David Simcock, Roger Varian, and Amy Murphy.
  • Entertainment on Sunday afternoon at the Severals arena; Pony Club Games, Waitrose Tug of War, Clipper Logistics Celebrity Show Jumping, GBR Kids Area etc.

Advance Ticket Prices:

£30 per person – Grandstand and paddock enclosure access to the racecourse on Saturday 21 September and Sunday wristband for all Open Weekend activities. A voucher will be issued for access to Saturday morning Open Weekend sites (donations preferred). 

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£37 per person – Premier enclosure access to the racecourse on Saturday and Sunday wristband for all Open Weekend activities. A voucher will be issued for access to Saturday morning Open Weekend sites (donations preferred). 

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£15 per person for Sunday only of Open Weekend. No access to racing on Saturday afternoon.

£3 for a NOW programme and U12s go free all weekend.

Buy tickets here: http://www.thehenrycecilopenweekend.co.uk

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