14th February 2017
Red Prince II

Red Prince II

With Paul Nicholls campaigning a 4-year-old, Frodon, over fences Tony Lake was reminded of another precocious steeplechaser. Red Prince II Red Prince II won more money in Britain than any other horse in 1893 but he could have achieved so much more. He competed in the richest races run in England, Ireland and France and arguably should have won all three.  He did not …

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3rd February 2017
The Fred Packard Galleries in Palace House

The Fred Packard Galleries in Palace House

The Fred Packard Museum & Galleries of British Sporting Art at Palace House Dr Cicely Robinson played a key role in the transformation of Palace House. Last October, she completed her three-year term as the Assistant Curator of British Sporting Art. Now settled in her new job as the Assistant Curator at the Watts Gallery - Artists’ Village in Surrey we asked Cic…

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23rd January 2017
British Showjumping Demonstrations

British Showjumping Demonstrations

Mayor of Newmarket to attend the first British Showjumping Clinic in the Peter O’Sullevan Arena at Palace House Newmarket on 28th January Cllr Andy Drummond, Mayor of Newmarket will be one of the visitors in attendance at the public demonstrations in the Peter O’Sullevan Arena at Palace House, Newmarket on Saturday 28th January. The Mayor will be supporting the fi…

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23rd January 2017
The Storyteller of Suffolk - 4th February

The Storyteller of Suffolk - 4th February

The ‘Storyteller of Suffolk’ will be at The National Heritage Centre as part of National Storytelling Week with an afternoon dedicated to storytelling and half price family tickets National Storytelling Week has been running for the past 17 years and this year for the first time the National Heritage Centre at Palace House will be hosting a story telling day on t…

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19th January 2017
Two special guests in the Rothschild Yard

Two special guests in the Rothschild Yard

Two special guests in the Rothschild Yard The National Heritage Centre at Palace House Newmarket has two new four legged friends for visitors to meet; Kingsgate Native, the well-known sprinter who retired in 2016 will be visiting the Rothschild Yard and be on meet and greet duties. He will be joined by 11 year old Group 3 winner The Cheka who was trained by Eve Johns…

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17th January 2017
Two exciting new temporary exhibitions

Two exciting new temporary exhibitions

GODS OF SPORT - Fifty years of sporting photography 26th January – 18th June 2017 Chris Smith has devoted half a century to capturing the drama, beauty, challenges and elation of sport. Chris began photographing sporting events in the 1960s for the now-defunct Daily Herald, winning several awards, and then joined the Observer in 1970. In 1976 he moved to The Sunday…

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13th January 2017
Racing on TV

Racing on TV

Grenville Davies looks back on horseracing broadcasting over the last five decades. Like a lot of kids back in the 1970's, I watched my parents pick their selections from the morning paper on a Saturday, many of those picked; whether by pin, having a fanciful name or some more scientific method would go on to form part of their bets in the ITV 7 (which was an accumula…

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10th January 2017
British Museum loan arrives at the National Horseracing Museum

British Museum loan arrives at the National Horseracing Museum

Black-figured Panathenaic pottery prize-amphora On display in the National Horseracing Museum from 11th January – June 2017 The National Horseracing Museum, which makes up one third of the new National Heritage Centre at Palace House Newmarket is set to receive one of its most significant loans since opening. The ancient Greek prize amphora is on loan from the Brit…

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5th January 2017
2016: Some Memories

2016: Some Memories

Working at an establishment with ex jockeys, work riders and racing fans we wondered what caught their imagination in 2016. Although more a connoisseur of the Flat, Alan Grundy nominated Sprinter Sacre's comeback win in the Queen Mother Champion Chase as the most stirring and emotional win of the year and an awesome training performance. A devotee of the National Hunt…

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29th December 2016
Looking Back

Looking Back

For our penultimate blog of the year we asked all our staff and volunteers for their  working highlights of 2016. In a momentous year for the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art Peter Jensen, the Chairman of the Home of Horseracing Trust and Chairman of the British Sporting Art Trust, said: “It was my honour, together with Chris Garibaldi (Dir…

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