5th December 2017
Isinglass - A Record Breaking Racehorse

Isinglass - A Record Breaking Racehorse

Our latest blog by Amy Bennett looks back at the record-breaking racehorse Isinglass. In finishing third in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Turf at Del Mar in early November, Highland Reel earned himself a place in the record books as the highest-earning European trained horse of all time, having banked £6,441,225 for connections. Six horses to have raced in the current …

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5th December 2017
COMMUNITY CAROLS AND CHRISTMAS CRAFTS IN COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS

COMMUNITY CAROLS AND CHRISTMAS CRAFTS IN COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS

Visit the National Heritage Centre at Palace House, Newmarket this December for three days of festivities. On Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December, The National Heritage Centre at Palace House, Newmarket is the place to be to get you into the Christmas spirit. Come and meet the miniature donkeys ‘Pip’ and ‘Plum’ who will be ready to greet visitors in the Roth…

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4th December 2017
PURPLE PATCH FOR PALACE HOUSE NEWMARKET

PURPLE PATCH FOR PALACE HOUSE NEWMARKET

Purple Moon has joined the National Heritage Centre at Palace House Newmarket for visitors to meet. Purple Moon has joined the Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) team at the National Heritage Centre at Palace House Newmarket for the winter. Visitors will be able to meet the talented globe trotter during the Christmas period along with stable mates Our Vic, Jonnie Skull, …

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28th November 2017
Suny Bay - A Nation's Favourite

Suny Bay - A Nation's Favourite

This weekend, the leading pre-Christmas event in the National Hunt calendar takes place at Newbury Racecourse. The Ladbrokes Trophy Chase, formerly the Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup, is a handicap chase, run over three and a quarter miles. Run at Cheltenham for the first three years, the race was moved to Newbury Racecourse in 1960 where it has become renowned for producin…

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28th November 2017
Picture Perfect Horseracing

Picture Perfect Horseracing

The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art unveils the short-listed images for this year's horseracing 'photographer of the year' award Many of the most captivating and stunning  horseracing images of 2017 are now on display at the National Heritage Centre in Newmarket, where the finalists in the HWPA 'Photographer of the Year' and 'Photo of the …

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11th November 2017
Frederick Gretton – ‘Celebrated’ Racehorse Owner and Gambler

Frederick Gretton – ‘Celebrated’ Racehorse Owner and Gambler

Frederick Gretton - 'Celebrated' Racehorse Owner and  Gambler Born in 1839 Frederick Gretton was the younger son of John Gretton of Bass Ratcliffe & Gretton, brewers from Burton upon Trent.   He retained an eighth share in the brewery. He is described by contemporary sources as a 'celebrated' racehorse owner and gambler, kindly and well-meaning but obstinate - n…

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6th November 2017
The Melbourne Cup and Quarantine

The Melbourne Cup and Quarantine

The Melbourne Cup - one of the world's most iconic turf races - justifiably earns the title the race that stops the nation. It's difficult not to notice the buzz in the air as you go about your day on the first Tuesday in November. Most Australians get involved somehow, whether it's just an office luncheon and sweep or a fully-frocked up day at Flemington or their loc…

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2nd November 2017
One Year Anniversary

One Year Anniversary

Since opening on 3rd November 2016 the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art has achieved the following: 33,000 visitors through the doors 21 family events 2,422 educational visits International visitors from over 28 countries from New Zealand to Columbia! 11 horses have been retrained and rehomed from the flagship yard for Retraining of Racehor…

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24th October 2017
Clippy

Clippy

We are delighted to be displaying a very special sculpture from the World Horse Welfare charity in the Rothschild Yard – so please do come down and see it for yourself! The sculpture is a lifesize horse, modelled on a rescue pony named Clippy, and featuring over 400 horseshoes. The sculpture includes 42 shoes donated by 'celebrity' horses and ponies, including Olym…

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24th October 2017
Why I like the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art.

Why I like the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art.

Why I like the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art. Olivia Rees (11) tells us why she enjoys visiting us....... I enjoy going to the Heritage Centre, it is an interesting and fascinating place with lots to do and see. I really like the On your Bike exhibition that is on at the moment. There are quite a few galleries that have touch screens to fin…

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