Newmarket, Suffolk is home to 3,000 racehorses and 15,000 humans. Newmarket has been shaped by horse racing, and it is estimated that one in three jobs in the town has something to do with horse racing. This heritage goes back to at least 1174 and Newmarket is the oldest racing venue of modern times. Horse hospitals, stud farms, The Jockey Club's clubhouse, two racecourses, training grounds, the National Horseracing Museum, horse auctioneers, and stables are testament to the driving interest of the town. It follows that jockeys and horse trainers are the local celebrities, with Frankie Dettori, Sir Michael Stoute, John Gosden, and Sir Henry Cecil among them.
Newmarket is also known for the awardwinning Newmarket Sausages that are sold across the UK. There are two varieties of Newmarket Sausage, from two local butchers Musk's Newmarket Sausages and Powter's Newmarket Sausages.