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Felix Francis To Host Newmarket Tour In October

Best-selling author Felix Francis, the son of the late National Hunt jockey and celebrated crime writer Dick Francis, will host a one-off tour the 'No Reserve Guided Tour with Felix Francis' in Newmarket on Oct. 5, the first session of the three-day Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1. The tour marks the launch of Francis's latest thriller, No Reserve, which is set in the Suffolk town. Francis will take visitors to several places described in the book, including the historic Newmarket Gallops, and the Tattersalls sales ring at Park Paddocks....

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Coronation Marked By Exclusive Discover Newmarket Yard Tours

Newmarket yard tours of William Haggas, John and Thady Gosden and Sir Mark Prescott, who all train for King Charles, and Camilla, the Queen Consort, will be offered by Discover Newmarket in the coming months. The exclusive tours are in honour of the Coronation of King Charles III. Attendees will be treated to tours of their selected trainer's yard, as well as an opportunity to spend time on the Newmarket Gallops, a guided tour of The National Stud, and a visit to the National Horse Racing Museum among other activities....

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Banksy Work Part Of New Art Exhibit At National Horse Racing Museum

Hula Hooping Girl, by the celebrated artist Banksy, will be part of a special art exhibit at the National Horse Racing Museum this summer-- Urban Frame: Mutiny in Colour. The exhibition will last from June 3 through Oct. 1, and is being organised in association with Brandler Galleries and will be shown across three venues in West Suffolk, including Moyse's Hall Museum in Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill Arts Centre.  Hula Hooping Girl, which first appeared on the wall of a beauty salon in Nottingham in 2020, will be shown...

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Racing Showcase on The Hill On Cazoo Oaks and Derby Days

There will be a special interactive display on The Hill at Epsom Downs in recognition of The Queen's passion for the Thoroughbred during the official Platinum Jubilee celebrations on Cazoo Oaks and Cazoo Derby Days, June 3-4. Billed the Racing Showcase, the display will highlight the care that is shown for racehorses throughout their lives, how the racing industry is engaging and inspiring young people to look at racing as a career, the provisions the industry makes for its people and how racing is looking to reach out to communities...

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Tour of Royal Yards to Celebrate Platinum Jubilee

Royal trainers William Haggas, Michael Bell and John and Thady Gosden will open the doors of their stables for a series of Royal Yard Tours this summer to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Discover Newmarket will host the tours, which offer visitors a behind-the-scenes look at Somerville Lodge, Fitzroy House, and Clarehaven, where Her Majesty has horses in training. The royal trainers will also take guests to the Gallops-- the training grounds around Newmarket. The full-day tour includes a visit to the National Stud, where a stallion parade will be...

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National Stud Tours Return Feb. 18

Tours of The National Stud will begin again from Feb. 18 through Discover Newmarket. Visitors will be able to view new stallion Lope Y Fernandez (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}), as well as Time Test (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) and Aclaim (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}). The 90-minute behind-the-scenes tour will allow visitors to hear about the history of the stud and the work that goes into producing future champions. They will also be able to view mares and foals at close range. The tours run on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Bank Holiday...

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Three Tours Return to Discover Newmarket Lineup

Three returning tours were announced by Discover Newmarket on Wednesday. The "Behind the Scenes Racecourse Tour" is one hour and includes visiting the Commentary Box and Royal Box at Newmarket Racecourses. This tour is £15 per person. A full day, the "Newmarket Race Day Tour" features a day out at the races, including admission to the Premier Enclosure and an hour-long tour that visits the Commentary Box and Royal Box. There is also an opportunity to rub shoulders with trainers, owners and jockeys inside the Parade Ring and it is...

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Discover Newmarket Launches New Tours

Discover Newmarket will later this year launch two new tours. "On The Trail of Dick Francis" will take in many of the spots in the town that the late former champion steeplechase jockey used as plots in his acclaimed novels. "Newmarket's Racing Royalty" reveals the town's royal heritage. Visitors on the tour will hear stories about the royals who have frequented Newmarket down the centuries and call by places with royal connections. The Dick Francis tours are available on Aug. 6, Oct. 1, Nov. 5 and Dec. 3, and the...

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