8th December 2016
Amberleigh House and the Becher Chase

Amberleigh House and the Becher Chase

The Becher Chase, a grade three National Hunt race run over 3 miles, 2 furlongs and 21 fences, is inextricably linked to the Grand National. Not only are the races run over the world famous Aintree hedges, but they often share victors, with winners going on to become legends. For example, Earth Summit, ridden by Carl Llewellyn, won the 1998 National before going on to…

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25th November 2016
Troytown

Troytown

Troytown Racing greats Arkle and Pretty Polly have races named after them in two countries but Troytown was commemorated in three. Troytown was bred and owned by Major Thomas Collins-Gerard of Gibbstown, (originally known as Gibbstown and Troytown). The son of Zria, himself a son of the great staying sire Cyllene, and Diane, a daughter of the top steeplechase sire, As…

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13th November 2016
Melbourne Cup Review

Melbourne Cup Review

The 156th running of the Melbourne Cup produced a stirring finish up the Flemington home straight, an Aussie trained winner, ridden by a well known home jockey in front of a carnival crowd of just under 100,000. Anthony Freedman (Pictured Right), who helped us with a preview, now kindly helps us with a review. Almandin was the German bred horse, who in the hands of e…

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6th November 2016
The Official Opening Photos

The Official Opening Photos

Here are a selection of photographs taken by our host photographer on the day. …

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4th November 2016
We are Officially Open!

We are Officially Open!

Her Majesty The Queen officially opened the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art The 3rd November 2016 will always remain a very special day for everyone involved in the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art. It was the day The Queen officially opened the new attraction. It was clear The Queen thoroughly enjoyed her visit, …

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1st November 2016
The Queen's Statue on Birdcage Walk Green

The Queen's Statue on Birdcage Walk Green

The idea of creating a statue portraying Her Majesty The Queen was originally conceived by Rachel Hood (the former Mayor of Newmarket), Justin Wadham and John Warren. It has been planned by a committee of local residents and will celebrate Her Majesty's 90th birthday and her special relationship with the people of Newmarket and the thoroughbred horse. The Queen's Stat…

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27th October 2016
The Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup

The main stand at Flemington For racing enthusiasts the first Tuesday in November is Melbourne Cup day.  A day that stops a nation and where a crowd of over 100,000 people gather at Flemington for Australia’s world renowned race. First contested in 1861 the two mile handicap forms part of the Melbourne Spring racing carnival which is staged annually in October an…

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25th October 2016
Formal Opening by Her Majesty The Queen

Formal Opening by Her Majesty The Queen

Her Majesty The Queen will open the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art on Thursday 3rd November 2016. Her Majesty The Queen will officially open the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art on 3rd November 2016. The opening ceremony will take place in the morning when Her Majesty will be introduced to a few of the equine sta…

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22nd October 2016
The new National Horseracing Museum

The new National Horseracing Museum

The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art is complete. On 24th October the National Heritage Centre at Palace House will be open in its entirety to the public. The last phase to have been completed is the National Horseracing Museum which is now situated in the Trainer’s House and King’s Yard Galleries. The new and improved Museum presents 12…

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19th October 2016
Archer takes a bow in Ireland

Archer takes a bow in Ireland

Archer takes a bow in Ireland Based on reports in Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser Tony Lake recalls an historic event from 130 years ago … Gladstone was failing in his “mission to pacify Ireland” and lost the 1886 General Election. The new Prime Minister, Lord Salisbury, appointed Lord Londonderry as Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland and, according …

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