The Jockey Club Rooms & National Horse Racing Museum

Bronze statue of Hyperion at the Jockey Club Rooms, Newkarket

We enjoyed a very entertaining day at Newmarket where Christopher Tregoning, a former Trustee of the National Horseracing Museum and Ben Hanbury, the former trainer, and now Keeper of the Jockey Club Collection, very kindly agreed to be our guides.

Our visit included a tour of the Jockey Club Rooms to see one of the finest collections of equine art and racing artefacts in the world.  This was followed by a visit to Palace House and lunch in the Museum Tack Room Restaurant.  We then visited the Rothschild Yard, built in 1930 for Leopold Rothschild and now the flagship home for the retraining of racehorses before moving on to the Museum Galleries in the Trainers House and King’s Yard Galleries.