National horseracing museum collection

Under Starters Orders

Under Starters Orders

In the first of five galleries in the Trainer’s House you will be introduced to the cornerstones of racing and its unique founding documents. These tell the story of the emergence of it as a national sport and Newmarket’s place in its development. Here you will find the first ever printed race results, The Salisbury Charter which dates from 1654, The 1791 Stud Book and the Newmarket Match Book which holds the records of match races as far back as 1718.

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