Newmarket Gallops + Exclusive Trainer Stable Visit - Tattersalls Sales - National Stud -1st May 2024 - £299


This is the ultimate thoroughbred racehorse photography course at the centre of the Racing world - Newmarket.

This not to be missed location experience is suitable for photographers of all levels and will appeal to both horse and photography lovers alike.


Course Content


For hundreds of years the best racehorses in the world have been trained on the stunning gallops of Newmarket and this course offers some amazing opportunities to get up close to these beautiful athletes. There is nothing quite like being on the gallops just after dawn with literally hundreds of racehorses gathering around you. The early morning light can be stunning.

The photography course is on Wednesday 1st May with a 6:30 / 7am start. 

With such an early start it is highly recommended that you stay in Newmarket the night before as the group will be moving around various locations during the day. 


1st May 2024 - 6:30am


After the optional overnight hotel stay there is an early morning start to head off for a morning photographing on the many gallops in Newmarket. The first strings of horses gather just after dawn for their morning workout and you will be there to capture them with your camera often just a few feet away from the fastest and highest prized racehorses in the world. I will be there next to you throughout, giving you all the technical and practical advice you need to capture some stunning images as whatever your level of photography.


Itís a magical place to be as you are surrounded by millions of pounds of racehorses as they go through their morningís work and exercise.

Newmarket has gallops spread across all parts of the town and we will visit many of them throughout the morning, giving you many opportunities to capture some amazing images.

You will then pay an exclusive visit to the fabulous Bedford House Stables of trainer Charlie Fellowes for a fabulous private photo tour.

Bedford House was the home of double Derby winning trainer Luca Cumani until his recent retirement and is thought by many to be one of the most beautiful stables in Newmarket. Charlie Fellowes has now taken over at Bedford House and you will be able to photograph freely as the early morning horses and riders return from the gallops and as the staff prepare for the second / third  strings of horses to head out to the gallops.

This is a unique opportunity to witness and photograph a leading trainer and yard at work where you can get some great close up images of the horses and the staff at work at stunning location where photographers are not normally allowed.

We will then head back down to the gallops and follow a group of Charlie's horses as they head down for their morning work.

The Newmarket experience continues with an opportunity to experience the atmosphere and photograph at the famous racehorse auctioneers Tattersalls where we will have a guided tour during one of their big sales.

They will be holding Guineas Sale and this is a great opportunity to photograph young thoroughbreds at really close quarters as they prepared to perfection and paraded for sale for hundreds of thousands and sometimes millions of pounds ! Horses regularly sell at Tattersalls for £1.7m + . 

Finally there is an optional afternoon visit and guided tour of the Newmarket National Stud at a small extra cost. Please contact me for details.


This really is fabulous finale to your Newmarket experience.


The course fee is
£299


Due to the early 6:30am start on 1st May, I have reserved a number of hotel rooms at a 3* hotel in central Newmarket on the 30th April which are best located for the gallops. This is on top of the course fee and is payable at check-in.  Please let me know if you require a room at the time of booking.

Please email me at
info@sportsphotographyschool.co.uk to secure your place on what promises to be a wonderful experience.