Queen to open Newmarket’s horseracing heritage centre

The Queen will officially open the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art in Newmarket on November 3.

Spanning five acres, the centre will comprise three attractions in one.

The first National Gallery of British Sporting Art will display a collection of sporting art with significant loans from the Tate and V&A among others.

The new National Horseracing Museum will stage internationally significant collections telling the story of the ‘sport of kings’ which began in Newmarket 350 years ago.

There will be a focus on the science behind the evolution of the thoroughbred.

The third part of the Heritage Centre will be a live horse experience in the new home for Retraining of Racehorses Charity.

Visitors will be able to meet former racehorses and watch demonstrations twice a day to showcase what these horses do after racing.