The Royal Studs

Students Visit The Royal Studs Through Racing To School

A total of 55 five and six-year students from Brisley CofE Primary Academy and Rudham CofE Primary Academy both visited the Royal Studs last week, the charity Racing to School announced on Wednesday. The visit included a lecture by the Royal Studs' stud manager David Somers and his team covering the history of the stud, the thoroughbred breeding season, and the daily routines to provide the best possible care for each horse. A visit with the Royal Studs' veterinarian Camilla Scott, the farrier Dermot Barry and many of the equine...

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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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A Royal Line Thriving

Near the entrance to The Royal Studs at Sandringham is a magnificent bronze commemorating the Prince of Wales's homebred Persimmon (GB) (St Simon {GB}), whose racing record highlights the fact that things were done a little differently back in the 1890s. Very differently, in fact. The Coventry S. winner of 1895 went on to win the Derby and the St Leger and, kept in training, he returned to Royal Ascot to win the Gold Cup, which had been his principal 4-year-old target. Exactly a century later, the horse who was...

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