Racegoers at the QIPCO Guineas Festival will be able to gain an insight into all that Newmarket has to offer by visiting the Discover Newmarket Exhibition.

Discover Newmarket was set up in 2014. It is both the central point for tourist information in Newmarket and the town’s official tour guide, offering visitors a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes at racing’s headquarters to see the equine stars at work and learn about the fascinating history, heritage and culture of the town.

Within the exhibition there will be artefacts supplied by the Jockey Club Rooms and The National Horseracing Museum offering a snapshot of some of the wonderful collections and memorabilia that can be found within the town.

Among the exhibits will be a selection of Professor James Roberts’s veterinary equipment. Professor Roberts was a pioneering veterinary surgeon who in 1972 performed a ground-breaking operation on the fractured forelimb of the outstanding Derby winner, Mill Reef, saving his life and allowing him to go on to a successful stud career at The National Stud.

The full collection will go on display for the first time next spring when the new National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art opens at Palace House in Newmarket. Photographs from renowned photographer Amanda Lockhart portraying the many different aspects of Newmarket’s equine life will also be on display.

The exhibition will be open on both days of the QIPCO Guineas Festival: Saturday 2nd May and Sunday 3rd May.




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