29th May 2017
Dr. Patricia Hardy will join the team as Packard Curator

Dr. Patricia Hardy will join the team as Packard Curator

The British Sporting Art Trust is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Patricia Hardy. Dr. Patricia Hardy will take the position of Packard Curator for The Fred Packard Museum & Galleries of British Sporting Art. This position has been kindly funded by Mrs Dulce Packard and Sir Sam Whitbread, the Patron of the British Sporting Art Trust. Patricia…

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26th May 2017
Horseball at the Heritage Centre for Half Term!

Horseball at the Heritage Centre for Half Term!

Half Term Horseball On 10th and 11th June, during the half term weekend, the National Heritage Centre at Palace House Newmarket will be hosting the Ladies and Pro-Elite Team GB Horseball team in the Peter O’Sullevan Arena. Visitors will be able to watch the elite Horseball team throughout the day as they take part in team training before they compete in the Federat…

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25th May 2017
Shetland Pony Grand National

Shetland Pony Grand National

For the first time the Shetland Pony Grand National will be held at the National Heritage Centre at Palace House Newmarket. Amongst the competitors are Messer’s Dettori and Aspell, the children of champion jockey Frankie Dettori and Grand National-winning jockey Leighton Aspell. They will be racing round the Peter O’Sullevan Arena at top speed, on Shetland ponies,…

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23rd May 2017
Book of Condolence for the people of Manchester

Book of Condolence for the people of Manchester

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Manchester – for the victims of the attack at the Manchester Arena last night and for their families. In consultation with the Mayor of Newmarket, Cllr Andy Drummond, we have opened a Book of Condolence which is situated in the main reception area in the central Atrium of The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing an…

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22nd May 2017
350 silks on show

350 silks on show

The official 350th anniversary Jockey silk, designed by local Newmarket school girl, Naomi Baldock, are now on display. Naomi won the nationwide competition which took place in 2016, beating thousands of young budding fashion designers to claim victory wth her bold and modern silk design. Two of Naomi’s silk design were created into the real thing, and one was mode…

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22nd May 2017
Bill's a winner

Bill's a winner

The Institute of Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate (ICWCI) held its 14th ‘Building on Quality Awards’ Gala Dinner and Awards Presentation at the Hendon Hall Hotel, Hendon, London, on Saturday 13th May 2017. We are delighted to announce that William 'Bill' Tarling FICWCI, from Ingoldsthorpe, won the much coveted ‘Peter Wilson Memorial Award’ for his…

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22nd May 2017
Epsom Derby winner Hermit - 150 years on

Epsom Derby winner Hermit - 150 years on

Where they are now? 'Where are they now?' is a topical question posed in many sporting articles.  150 years ago on Wednesday 22 May 1867 Hermit recorded a dramatic neck victory in the Derby at Epsom. An old blog, ( The Adventures of Hermit, Two Aristocrats, and a Lady) covers one of the most extraordinary stories in the Derby’s 237 year history.  A sensational t…

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17th May 2017
RACING BACKS THE NATIONAL HERITAGE CENTRE’S BID FOR VICTORY

RACING BACKS THE NATIONAL HERITAGE CENTRE’S BID FOR VICTORY

Newmarket's racing community is giving its backing to the town's new National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art in its bid to win the prestigious Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017 prize. This Friday (19th May), the Rowley Mile Racecourse at Newmarket takes up the early running by naming one of its races 'Museum of the Year Finalist Maiden Stakes' at 4.…

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16th May 2017
Joe Grimwade - setting up the Rothschild Yard

Joe Grimwade - setting up the Rothschild Yard

We caught up with Joe Grimwade who talks about the work he has done as RoR Yard and Public Engagement Manager before he moved onto pastures new. We are extremely grateful to Joe for setting up the new flagship yard for RoR in the Rothschild Yard. The yard had not seen regular activity since Bruce Hobbs left at the end of the 1985 flat season.Everyone at the National H…

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30th April 2017
The Greatest 2000 Guineas winner before Frankel?

The Greatest 2000 Guineas winner before Frankel?

Was Tudor Minstrel the greatest 2000 Guineas Winner before Frankel? Find out about his career in this blog by Grenville Davies. Frankel wins the Dewhurst 2010 When Frankel won the 2011 Two Thousand Guineas, he won it in such a manner that left racegoers rubbing their eyes in disbelief and wonderment at what they had just witnessed and had form students scanning their…

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