18th March 2020
Government Directive: Palace House

Government Directive: Palace House

During these extraordinary and challenging times, the safety of our visitors, colleagues and community is our top priority. Therefore, in line with the latest advice from Public Health England, we have decided to temporarily close the museum from 1300 hours on 19 March 2020. We are in close contact with DCMS, the Arts Council and Public Health England as they monitor …

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13th March 2020
What it's like to own a Winner at Cheltenham

What it's like to own a Winner at Cheltenham

Every owner, trainer and jockey wants to enjoy the thrill of winning at the Cheltenham Festival, the Olympics of National Hunt Racing.  In our latest Festival blog we find out what it’s like to own a winner at Cheltenham from Lady Jane Grosvenor, who enjoyed success in 2019 with 66/1 outsider Croco Bay. The family name Grosvenor means great hunter in French on ac…

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8th March 2020
The Famous Five with Michael Dickinson

The Famous Five with Michael Dickinson

In the build up to this year's Festival, the second of our Cheltenham blogs looks back at the 'Famous Five' with Michael Dickinson, the legendary trainer who in 1983 saddled the first five home in the Cheltenham Gold Cup.  On 17 March 1983 he and his team at Harewood stables masterminded this momentous feat which saw Bregawn lead home Captain John, Wayward Lad, S…

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5th March 2020
A Champion Day for AP McCoy

A Champion Day for AP McCoy

As we build up to the Cheltenham Festival, Palace House will be featuring a series of blogs relating to the four day Prestbury Park event. The first celebrates a Champion Day for AP McCoy when he won the 1997 Champion Hurdle with Make a Stand. A film of the Martin Pipe trained six year old’s victory can be seen in the Heroes and Legends section in the National Horse…

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3rd March 2020
Ryan Price - A man who loved his Schweppes.

Ryan Price - A man who loved his Schweppes.

The Betfair Hurdle, originally known as the Schweppes hurdle, remains one of the important handicap hurdles of the racing winter. The 2020 edition was won in dramatic style by the 33/1 outsider Pic D'Orhy.  The race provided Champion trainer Paul Nicholls with  his second win in the famous handicap hurdle. Our latest  blog, 'a man who loved his Schweppes' feature…

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21st February 2020
The 2007 Winter Derby

The 2007 Winter Derby

When visitors climb the stairs to the Trainer's House at the National Heritage Centre there is a very large vibrant photograph of the 2007 Winter Derby which was won by Gentleman’s Deal. Gentleman’s Deal, by Danehill, is the horse in the centre of the photograph (his rider Paul Mulrennan is wearing a yellow cap).  He was trained by Mick Easterby in Yorkshire. …

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12th January 2020
A review of the 2019 Racing Year with John Berry

A review of the 2019 Racing Year with John Berry

John Berry on Roy Rocket (right) To start the New Year our first Palace House blog of features a review of the 2019 racing year and a look forward to 2020 with John Berry through a series of questions with the Beverley House trainer and Sky Sports Racing pundit. What do you think was the best race in 2019? Lys Gracieux’s recent win in the Arima Kinen in Japan str…

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24th December 2019
Gallic Glory in the King George VI Chase

Gallic Glory in the King George VI Chase

When the French trained 9 year old bay Nupsala completed the first circuit of the 1987 King George VI Chase few would have predicted the 25/1 shot would topple the even money favourite and reigning champion Desert Orchid.    Even fewer members of the racing circle would have foreseen the Gallic Glory in the King George VI Chase which trainer François Doumen woul…

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20th December 2019
All in a Neigh's Work

All in a Neigh's Work

Our latest Palace House blog “All in a Neigh’s Work” features our two new Community Engagement Trainees Alana and Charlie who reflect on their opening two months at Palace House. My name is Alana, and I am currently one of the Community Engagement Trainees at Palace House in Newmarket as part of the Suffolk Museums ‘Transforming People to Transform Museums’…

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6th December 2019
The Tingle Creek: A horse and a race that sends a Tingle down the spine

The Tingle Creek: A horse and a race that sends a Tingle down the spine

With the National Hunt season now grabbing the racing headlines our latest blog, ‘A horse and a race that sends a Tingle down the spine’, by Grenville Davies, reviews the Tingle Creek Chase a spectacular race named after this exciting horse of the 1970s.  This year's race is the feature of Saturday's card at Sandown. For many racegoers, one of the joys of the…

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