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4th July 2017
Melodic Motion carries the Art Fund Museum of the Year silks to victory

Melodic Motion carries the Art Fund Museum of the Year silks to victory

On Saturday 1st July Melodic Motion made history, carrying the bespoke Art Fund Museum of the Year silks to victory at Newmarket Racecourse‚Äôs July Course. The three year old filly, trained by Ralph Beckett and ridden by Oisin Murphy took up the running with one furlong¬†to go and was a decisive winner of the 1 mile 4 furlong¬† Betway Fillies Handicap. Melo…

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1st July 2017
New Exhibition - On Your Bike: The Art of Cycling

New Exhibition - On Your Bike: The Art of Cycling

From 3rd July ‚Äì October 2017 we will be showing a new exhibition, ‚ÄòOn Your Bike: The Art of Cycling. A ride through the history and science of cycling.‚Äô This exhibition, in our upstairs exhibion¬†gallery is to celebrate the Tour of Britain, which will start in Newmarket in September. The Tour of Britain is British Cycling's premier road cycling …

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27th June 2017
HISTORIC BELLS RETURN HOME FOR CARLISLE RACECOURSE’S BIG DAY

HISTORIC BELLS RETURN HOME FOR CARLISLE RACECOURSE’S BIG DAY

The Carlisle Bells so precious they‚Äôre kept permanently in a case and even museum staff will only handle them with white gloves. Now, for the first time ever, the world‚Äôs oldest sporting trophy to still be contested - The Carlisle Bells - have travelled 267 miles back home from Newmarket to Carlisle Racecourse for tomorrow‚Äôs Carlisle Bell and Cumbe…

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19th June 2017
Shetland Pony Grand National

Shetland Pony Grand National

On a beautiful Father‚Äôs Day Sunday the Newmarket Shetland Pony Grand National took place in the Peter O‚ÄôSullevan Arena. Runners and riders were as follows: 1. Madeline Reader-Smith riding Broardspring Phamton 2. Sienna Shepherd riding Aberdyant 3. Danielle Sheehan riding Gruntness Inogee 4. Evie Denton riding Briar Tiffany 5. Lucy Aspell riding Mahagadart…

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8th June 2017
Volunteering at the National Heritage Centre

Volunteering at the National Heritage Centre

One of the major success stories at the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art has been the community engagement project that was set up before we opened. During the last 2 years over 200 local people have helped us move, and open the new National Heritage Centre ‚Äì this is a stark contrast to the number of volunteers that we previously had…

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6th June 2017
Art Fund Museum of the Year - Judges Visit

Art Fund Museum of the Year - Judges Visit

On Monday 5th June the Art Fund Museum of the Year judges came to visit us. The judges panel consists of: Stephen Deuchar, Hartwig Fischer, Jo Whiley, Munira Mirza and Richard Deacon ‚Äì to find out more about the judges panel CLICK HERE. The judges were welcomed to the National Heritage Centre by the Mayor of Newmarket, Cllr Andy Drummond, who went on to tell t…

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1st June 2017
I've Gotta Horse

I've Gotta Horse

I‚Äôve Gotta Horse -¬†Racing pundit John McCririck takes on the mantle of the late Prince Monolulu to highlight a new exhibit going into the National Heritage Centre at Palace House Newmarket In the week of the Investec Epsom Derby (Saturday 3rd June), the National Heritage Centre at Palace House Newmarket will be unveiling the flamboyant clothing of a colourf…

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29th May 2017
Dr. Patricia Hardy will join the team as Packard Curator

Dr. Patricia Hardy will join the team as Packard Curator

The British Sporting Art Trust is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Patricia Hardy. Dr. Patricia Hardy¬†will take the position of Packard Curator for The Fred Packard Museum & Galleries of British Sporting Art. This position has been kindly funded by Mrs Dulce Packard and Sir Sam Whitbread, the Patron of the British Sporting Art Trust. Patric…

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26th May 2017
Horseball at the Heritage Centre for Half Term!

Horseball at the Heritage Centre for Half Term!

Half Term Horseball On 10th and 11th June, during the half term weekend, the National Heritage¬†Centre at Palace House Newmarket will be hosting the Ladies and Pro-Elite Team GB Horseball team in the Peter O‚ÄôSullevan Arena. Visitors will be able to watch the elite Horseball team throughout the day as they take part in team training before they compete in the …

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25th May 2017
Shetland Pony Grand National

Shetland Pony Grand National

For the first time the Shetland Pony Grand National will be held at the National Heritage Centre at Palace House Newmarket. Amongst the competitors are Messer‚Äôs Dettori and Aspell, the children of champion jockey Frankie Dettori and Grand National-winning jockey Leighton Aspell. They will be racing round the Peter O‚ÄôSullevan Arena at top speed, on Shetland…

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