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With so much to see and do we hope your visit will never be the same!

April | May | Temporary Exhibitions | Daily events


April 2017

29th April

Louise Robson RoR Demonstration

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2.30pm. £5pp entrance to paddock area (annual members, and general admission ticket holders on the day go free).I
International dressage rider Louise Robson will be hosting a special demonstration in the Peter O’Sullevan Arena. This demo will highlight the retraining process for former racehorses who have just come off the track through to advanced level with three different thoroughbreds. 

Quadrille; 10 years old owned and bred by HM the Queen. Competing Advanced Medium/Psg level
Mission Impossible; 12 years old, 70 starts, competing at winning at Novice level, one year into his re training
Dubai Prince; 9 years old, been with us since February 2017. It will be Dubai Princes' first outing from home since racing. He is being aimed for the Retired Racehorse Project to be held in Kentucky in October 2017. 

Visitors will learn Louise’s approach to training each individual horse, who have very different characters, temperament, way of going and trainability levels.

Tickets can be bought on the day. Tickets for the demonstration in the Peter O’Sullevan Arena only are just £5.00, but why not upgrade to an annual membership for £16.50 and have the chance to enjoy more of these fantastic RoR demonstrations.

Please note there is limited seating in the Peter O'Sullevan Arena, which is outdoors.

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May 2017

1st – 7th May

Guineas Celebrations

If you are in Newmarket for the QIPCO Guineas Festival or Tattersalls Sales, then visit us for a chance to explore the Heritage Centre before you go racing. The new attraction at Palace House is the perfect venue for any racing enthusiasts.

2nd May

The Tack Room Italian Wine Tasting

7pm - 9pm
Enjoy an evening with our special guest Italian wine producers who will talk you through some of Italy's finest wines while enjoying some of The Tack Room's chefs food. Three courses perfectly matched to three beautiful Italian wines. Please check our website for more details and prices, booking is essential. Please call 01638 666390 to book.

8th – 14th May

Real Bread Week

12pm. Entrance Free.
Enjoy daily demos from our artisan bread maker in The King’s Yard. Take away special bread making recipes and enjoy delicious special daily sandwiches from either the Pantry Bakery or The Tack Room.

19th May

Museums at Night

5pm – 8pm. £5.00pp (under 5s free).
Enjoy a special after hours guided tour of Palace House and explore the new National Horseracing Museum. There will be a number of special guests so keep an eye on our news for more information.

20th May

RoR Arena Clinic

11am and 2.30pm
A chance to watch former racehorses being retrained under the guidance of a top RoR coach in a clinic that will take place in the Peter O’Sullevan Arena.

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Temporary Exhibitions

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26th January - 18th June

GODS OF SPORT: 50 Years of Sporting Photography by Chris Smith

10am -5pm. Access is included in admission tickets.
Chris Smith has devoted half a century to capturing the drama, beauty, challenges and elation of sport, winning many prestigious awards along the way.In 1976 Chris moved to The Sunday Times, acting as their principal sports photographer for 30 years. This exhibition celebrates five decades of Smiths iconic work, with over 50 photographs including Muhammad Ali, George Best, Ayrton Senna, Seve Ballesteros, Lester Piggott, Sir Henry Cecil along with a selection from Olympic Games. To see some images in the collection click here

26th January - 18th June

BOXIANA: Heroes of the Ring

10am -5pm. Access is included in admission tickets.
Explore prints from the BSAT that illustrate the prize-fighters from Daniel Mendoza and Richard Humphries in 1788 through to the inaugural ‘world title’ international boxing match that took place between Sayers and Heenan. To see the collection click here.

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Daily events

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Every day at 11.00am and 2.30pm

Daily Demonstrations from the RoR horses:

Access is included in admission tickets.
There are demonstrations to show how a racehorse is retrained after it has finished racing. This might include dressage, lunging, long reining, pole work or grooming. The demonstration usually lasts 30 minutes to 1 hour. Please meet at the reception in the glass Atrium if you wish to watch a demonstration. To see which horses are currently stabled in the Rothschild Yard please click here. Demonstrations take place outside and are subject to change, please ensure you dress appropriately.

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