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19th June 2017
Shetland Pony Grand National

Shetland Pony Grand National

On a beautiful Father’s Day Sunday the Newmarket Shetland Pony Grand National took place in the Peter O’Sullevan 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 Mahagadartin Eleva…

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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 – this is a stark contrast to the number of volunteers that we previously had at th…

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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 – 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 them ab…

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1st June 2017
I've Gotta Horse

I've Gotta Horse

I’ve 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 colourful 20th…

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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. Patricia…

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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’Sullevan 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 Federat…

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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’s 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’Sullevan Arena at top speed, on Shetland ponies,…

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23rd May 2017
Book of Condolence for the people of Manchester

Book of Condolence for the people of Manchester

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Manchester – for the victims of the attack at the Manchester Arena last night and for their families. In consultation with the Mayor of Newmarket, Cllr Andy Drummond, we have opened a Book of Condolence which is situated in the main reception area in the central Atrium of The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing an…

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22nd May 2017
350 silks on show

350 silks on show

The official 350th anniversary Jockey silk, designed by local Newmarket school girl, Naomi Baldock, are now on display. Naomi won the nationwide competition which took place in 2016, beating thousands of young budding fashion designers to claim victory wth her bold and modern silk design. Two of Naomi’s silk design were created into the real thing, and one was mode…

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22nd May 2017
Bill's a winner

Bill's a winner

The Institute of Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate (ICWCI) held its 14th ‘Building on Quality Awards’ Gala Dinner and Awards Presentation at the Hendon Hall Hotel, Hendon, London, on Saturday 13th May 2017. We are delighted to announce that William 'Bill' Tarling FICWCI, from Ingoldsthorpe, won the much coveted ‘Peter Wilson Memorial Award’ for his…

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