There will be room for just 20 Members and their guests on this unique day where you can enjoy the hallowed and very private Jockey Club Rooms, where we meet for coffee and biscuits at 11am. Not only that but there will then be a tour of the renowned National Racing Museum.
Members and their guests will then drive over to their private facility overlooking The Rowley Mile Course to enjoy a sumptuous three course lunch with half a bottle of wine, whilst they make their selections for the day’s racing.
The Craven Meeting hosts two Classic trials including the fabled Craven Stakes, for colts, which will be run over a distance of seven furlongs. Owners of runners, who have been dreaming of success during the winter off season, will see their hopes realised or dashed – in little over a minute. And there is always a good supporting card of competitive racing.
If Hawks wished to contemplate the role of the athlete in society, the equine versions on show here are supreme examples!
Some further detail on your day out:
The Jockey Club Rooms have been at the heart of British horse racing for over 250 years. As a private members’ club, few people have stepped inside and seen the magnificent interiors, which house an unparalleled collection of British racing memorabilia.
National Horse Racing Museum The Trainer’s House and stables were used for training racehorses until the mid-1980s. These have undergone major renovation and redevelopment to become the new home of the National Horse Racing Museum.
The main body is situated in the Trainer’s House. In the first of five galleries you will be introduced to the origins of horse racing, the emergence of it as a national sport and Newmarket’s place in its development.
Moving into The Maktoum ‘Gallery of the Thoroughbred’ you will discover what makes the racehorse such a supreme and unique equine athlete and discover the secrets of the Thoroughbred pedigree by exploring the ultimate family tree and unravelling the genetic code. ‘A National Passion’ is the gallery which traces the progressive domestic organisation of racing from the mid-eighteenth century to the global sport it is today. Some important aspects here are the royal connections to racing, the Jockey Club’s activities, racing’s heroes and the social and political influences of the times.
The finale of the Trainer’s House galleries is ‘Sporting Glory’ a theatrical presentation showcasing some memorable and inspiring winning moments with the individuals involved.
Moving out into the King’s Yard is an opportunity to explore behind-the scenes of the horse racing world. Over eight galleries, each stable reveals a different area from the administration and security of racing to the working life, veterinary medicine, welfare and training of its human and equine participants.
Members’ experience would not be complete without a chance to ride a winner on the racehorse simulator.
Event LocationJockey Club Rooms, Newmarket