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H.M. The Queen opened Palace House, the National Heritage Centre For Horseracing and Sporting Art, in Newmarket on 3 November 2016

In 2017 the new centre became a finalist in the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017 competition and it was looking in immaculate condition in June, including in the shop:

Palace House from the King's Yard




PALACE HOUSE


Reviewed by ANDRE BEAUMONT






Palace House's famous bay window fully restored



Horses from the Retraining of Racehorses charity reside in the stables and visitors can meet them



Twelve year old Starluck being retrained, possibly for dressage


There is a polo pitch sized arena


Architectural drawing for John Carr's 1756 grandstand building on York's Knavesmire


Bronze of Phalaris, born 1913, ancestor of Nearco, Mill Reef, Secretariat....


Mill Reef. He is buried at the National Stud, adjacent to Newmarket's July Course


Model of a thoroughbred's heart. Triple Crown winner Secretariat's heart was twice the size


Bronze statue of Frankel in the King's Yard

There were two two temporary exhibitions showing, Chris Smith: Gods of Sport - Fifty years of sporting photography and Boxiana, prints of the pugilists' art.


Henry Cecil and Frankel at Warren Place, 2011


Boxiana


The shop: limited edition Monopoly and friends