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Bananarama meet new arrivals at The National Stud


The stars of Bananarama met prestigious new arrivals Lord Windermere and Jack The Giant at The National Stud ahead of their Newmarket Nights performance this summer.

The record-breaking duo enjoyed their warm up visit to The Home of Horseracing with a VIP tour of the only commercial stud farm open to the public in the UK. People are now being invited to meet new residents Lord Windermere, a Cheltenham Gold Cup Winner whose earnings totalled almost £500,000 during his illustrious career, and Jack The Giant; a fine 17-year-old gelding who racked up an impressive tally of victories under Champion Trainer Nicky Henderson and won Riding Horse of the Year at the NEC’s famous Horse of The Year Show during his successful post racing career as a Retrained Racehorse.

Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward aka Bananarama will be entertaining the crowds at Newmarket’s July Racecourse on 9th August with their impressive repertoire of 32 Top 40 UK hits. They will also be performing new material from their 11th studio album ‘In Stereo’, their first release in ten years.

Megan Pollexfen, Manager of Discover Newmarket, commented: “We are thrilled that Bananarama had the chance to meet our newest arrivals at The National Stud. It was fantastic to show Sara and Keren our glorious town and everything it has to offer, and we look forward to welcoming members of the public on The National Stud Tour to meet these two National Hunt heroes.”

Visitors to The National Stud learn about the history of the Stud and the breeding. Tours start at 11am from Wednesday to Friday and at 11am and 1pm on weekends and Bank Holidays. Tickets are from £11 for adults with a £30 family tickets available at during weekends and school holidays, children under 5 are free.

Tim Lane, Stud Director at The National Stud, added: “We are thrilled to have Jack The Giant and Lord Windermere join us at The National Stud. Jack The Giant came to us through Sophie Henderson and Di Haine. He was a great racehorse and excelled in the Retraining of Racehorses divisions. Lord Windermere of course is a Cheltenham Gold Cup winner and a real character. Jim Culloty was delighted to hear Lord Windermere would be coming here. I’m sure they will both prove very popular with the tours.”

Discover Newmarket’s host of tours give visitors the opportunity to go behind the scenes of the sports training and breeding operations to meet the organisations, trainers and staff behind champion racehorses. As well as The National Stud, is the website to visit for tickets and tours of venues which also include The Jockey Club Rooms and Palace House.

To book your places on The National Stud Tour to meet retired legends Lord Windermere and Jack The Giant then head to this link.