Visit Palace House in Newmarket this Christmas

7th December 2018

Bisoubisou trained by Sarah Humphrey and ridden by Sean Bowen won Tuesday's Visit Palace House in Newmarket this Christmas Handicap Hurdle over 2 miles 4 furlongs at Fakenham.

At a foggy Fakenham Irish horse Yeats Baby was sent off the 8/11 favourite in a nine runner field and after winning at the North Norfolk course on 20 November was widely expected to win again.  With commentator Derek Thompson's familiar tones guiding the crowd as the field made their way through the mist around the tight track, the favourite took up the running.

However, with two flights to go the six year old Bisoubisou (14/1) took the lead and despite a late challenge by Demon Fou in the home straight got up to win by half a length.  Yeats Baby finished 3rd a further twelfth lengths back.

fakenham-1a Bisoubisou and Sean Bowen jump the last flight in the lead

"I was delighted to have a race named after Palace House at Fakenham and to see the race won by Sarah Humphrey a Newmarket based trainer" said Chief Executive Officer and Clerk of the Course David Hunter.

fakenham-3a Winning owners Yen Hall Farm Racing ,trainer Sarah Humphrey (3rd from the right), Sean Bowen and Bisoubisou.


Remember if you are planning to Visit Palace House in Newmarket this Christmas, the National Heritage Centre is open every day over the Christmas Holidays (except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) so if you’re looking for something to do with the family then look no further than Palace House.

Our winter hours are 10am until 4pm.  Boxing Day and Sunday’s 11am-4pm.

Blog by Stephen Wallis, Visitor Services.

Photos courtesy of Roger Harris, Photoaction