This subject is a huge part of the bloodstock industry and understanding how it all works on a scientific level is fundamental in understanding the industry as a whole. The Maktoum Gallery of the Thoroughbred has a specific focus on this subject.
Explore the exhibits in the gallery to learn all about what makes the thoroughbred such an unrivalled racing machine. The videos, touchscreens, skeletons and mechanical interactives make for a fantastically engaging experience that perfectly outlines the marvel of this most majestic of beasts.
From the centuries of intricate breeding and how these genes can combine to create a champion, through to the detailed anatomy of a racehorse and its unique design that is perfectly suited to speed – this is a must see, especially during this most relevant of events.
As part of the Science Week celebrations, Palace House is holding a special family event called Eohippus to Equus – Evolution and Inheritance on Saturday 10th March from 10am-4pm.
Palace House has worked in close partnership with Science Communication students from the University of East Anglia to develop and create a fantastic selection of activities that will offer hands-on fun for all of the family.
Four activities will be available on a workshop basis. Learn about the horses that occupied the Earth millions of years ago, touch and feel the fascinating ancient fossil cast collection, and have plenty of fun trying out Crafty Camouflage and playing the Adaptation Game!
Don’t miss this brilliant opportunity to mix fun with education, click here to book your tickets.
15/11/2018What to do in Newmarket this Christmas
We’ve put together a list of events and happenings over the next few weeks for those who may have thought ‘what is there to do around me this Festive Season?’
The list of winners to have been trained out of the Bedford House Stables yard of Luca Cumani has been a long, and impressive, one.
08/11/2018Newmarket during wartime
Not many people realise the role that Newmarket played during either the First World War (1914 -1918) or the Second World War (1939 – 1945).
30/10/2018Newmarket’s tourism boost
2017 saw a record-breaking year for the Home of Horseracing with Newmarket welcoming over 1.6 million visitors, which boosted the economic value of tourism in the town by 6% to a total in excess of £73 million.
24/10/2018Ghostly goings-on in Newmarket
In a town that has a history as storied as Newmarket there are bound to be several tales of ghostly happenings and things that go bump in the night.
23/10/2018Three legends to see at Dalham Hall Stud
Turning off Duchess Drive in Newmarket and up towards Dalham Hall Stud’s gates, one is immediately aware that what you are about to experience is special.
16/10/2018Fred Archer, one of Newmarket’s legends
The name Fred Archer is synonymous with the town of Newmarket.
05/10/2018How do Thoroughbred auctions work?
The world of thoroughbred auctions is an exciting one. To the untrained eye it may just be a lot of people looking at horses and buying them.