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Newmarket (Suffolk and Cambs.) is the headquarters of flat racing, run on the downs since the reign of Charles II, who founded the Newmarket Town Plate and after whom the ‘Old Rowley’ mile course is named. It is the home of the Jockey Club, which built a coffee-house at the course in 1752. The best-known races include the 2,000 and 1,000 guineas, the Cambridgeshire, and the Cesarewitch. Newmarket is home to a large number of racing stables and to the National Stud.

J. A. Cannon

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Newmarket, town (1991 pop. 15,861), Suffolk, E England. It has been a horse-racing center since early in the 17th cent. There are four principal races: the One Thousand Guineas, the Two Thousand Guineas, the Cambridgeshire, and the Cesarewitch. One of the courses on Newmarket Heath is crossed by the ancient "Devil's Dyke." Newmarket is also the home of the Jockey Club. Wicken Fen, a nearby nature reserve, is one of the only remaining parts of the Fens.

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