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20th December 2019
All in a Neigh's Work

All in a Neigh's Work

Our latest Palace House blog ‚ÄúAll in a Neigh‚Äôs Work‚Äù 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 ‚ÄòTransforming People to Tran…

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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, ‚ÄòA horse and a race that sends a Tingle down the spine‚Äô, 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 …

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15th November 2019
National Hunt Racing at Newmarket

National Hunt Racing at Newmarket

This week‚Äôs Palace House blog by Tim Cox takes a look back at National Hunt Racing at Newmarket. There will be no official horseracing at Newmarket, the Home of Horseracing until 16th April 2020 when the Craven Meeting starts the new season.¬† The winter hiatus was the established feature of Flat racing in the UK until All-Weather Racing was introduced in 1…

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3rd November 2019
Prince of Arran’s preparations for the Melbourne Cup

Prince of Arran’s preparations for the Melbourne Cup

With the turf flat racing season drawing to a close in Britain the attention now transfers to America, the Far East and on the first Tuesday in November, the Lexus Melbourne Cup at Flemington. Last year Prince of Arran, trained by Newmarket based Charlie Fellowes finished 3rd behind Godolphin‚Äôs Cross Counter and has again been aimed at this year‚Äôs $4,400,0…

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24th October 2019
Monet’s Garden and his Old Roan Chase Hat Trick

Monet’s Garden and his Old Roan Chase Hat Trick

As the jump season gets under way, this weekend brings one of the early season highlights at Aintree with the sixteenth running of the Virgin Bet Monet‚Äôs Garden Old Roan Chase, a Grade 2 handicap race run over 2 miles, 3 furlongs and 200 yards. Few horses have a race named after them but Monet‚Äôs Garden was honoured in this way after he made history by wi…

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4th October 2019
Enable’s hunt for an Arc Hat Trick

Enable’s hunt for an Arc Hat Trick

It will be like Steve Redgrave‚Äôs five Gold medals if¬†Enable¬†wins the Arc on Sunday, Frankie Dettori said on ITV‚Äôs Opening Show last weekend. It puts into perspective the possible achievement, if Enable can become the first horse to win the Prix de L‚Äôarc de Triomphe three times on Sunday. Our latest blog looks ahead to Longchamp and Enable…

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19th September 2019
Frank Conlon: Working for Sir Henry Cecil

Frank Conlon: Working for Sir Henry Cecil

With only 2 more days until The Henry Cecil Open Weekend, I caught up with our popular Practical Gallery Interpreter Frank Conlon in the 'In The Saddle' gallery to talk about his days working for Sir Henry Cecil. Frank moved to Newmarket in 1968 from the West Midlands and worked for Michael Jarvis. He then went to work for Bernard van Cutsem, who trained champion h…

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6th September 2019
The Henry Cecil Open Weekend

The Henry Cecil Open Weekend

On the 21 and 22 September Newmarket will be buzzing with visitors attending the annual two day Open Weekend. The event, recently renamed The Henry Cecil Open Weekend, in memory of the legendary trainer, provides a showcase for the home of racing and attracts visitors from all over the country. Furthermore, since the return of the event to Newmarket seven years …

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5th September 2019
A Year as a Community Engagement Trainee

A Year as a Community Engagement Trainee

Our latest blog features a round up by Charley Murfitt of her year as a Community Engagement Trainee at Palace House. For the past year I‚Äôve been a Community Engagement trainee here at Palace House as part of the Suffolk Museums‚Äô ‚ÄòTransforming People to Transform Museums‚Äô programme which is funded through the National Lottery Heritage Fund…

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23rd August 2019
The Match: Mrs Alicia Thornton VS. Captain Flint

The Match: Mrs Alicia Thornton VS. Captain Flint

Our latest blog ¬†takes us back to 'The Match' in August 1804 when Mrs Alicia Thornton raced against Captain Flint.¬† The Match¬†on the Knavesmire at York took place on 25 August 1804. ‚ÄòAbout four o‚Äôclock Mrs Thornton appeared on the ground, full of spirit, her horse led by Colonel Thornton and followed by Mr Baker & Mr Boynton. Afterwards M…

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