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History, Heritage & Horseracing Experience

17 September 2010

Prepare for an early start and indulge in a hearty breakfast at Bedford Lodge whilst you await your carriage for transfer to The Gallops and witness first hand the would-be champions in training.  

Afterwards, a trip to the National Horseracing Museum will provide you with an insightful gaze into the history of horseracing dating back to the 1900s when the museum was a betting haven for race enthusiasts.   Learn about the life of Fred Archer, the champion jockey who met a tragic end and see the silks worn by Frankie Dettori for his ‘Magnificent Seven’ winners in one afternoon!  You’ll also have the pleasure of seeing some wonderful pieces of art, sculpture and racing memorabilia including the skeleton of Hyperion.  

After the tour expect to be transferred back to Bedford Lodge for a sumptuous lunch in the award-winning Orangery Restaurant and then afterwards a visit to the National Stud awaits, showcasing British Thoroughbred breeding including the 2007/2000 Guineas Winner, Cockney Rebel.  The National Stud is the only stud in the country to give you the opportunity to see behind the scenes of a working thoroughbred farm.

‘Traditional Afternoon Tea’ awaits back at Bedford Lodge.  Weather permitting you can enjoy your refreshments on the beautiful Roxana Bar Terrace, overlooking our manicured lawns.  Time for some rest, relaxation and reflection as you discuss the day’s events of which conclude with dinner in The Orangery Restaurant.


  • 08.30am      Breakfast at Bedford Lodge.
  • 09.15am      Transfer to ‘The Gallops’ and then onto the BritishHorseracing Museum.
  • 10.15am      Arrive at British Horseracing Museum for coffee.
  • 10.45am      Tour of the Museum (approx 1 hr)
  • 11.45am      Visit Museum Shop (1/2 hr)
  • 12.15pm      Transfer back to Bedford Lodge for lunch.
  • 13.30pm      Transfer to National Stud for the Tour (75 mins, concluding at 3.15pm).
  • 15.30pm      Transfer back to Bedford Lodge for ‘Traditional Afternoon Tea’

Evening:      Dinner in The Orangery.

There is also the option of racing at Newmarket in the afternoon as opposed to visiting the National Stud for an additional £30.  Please advise Reservations when booking.

Package Cost:  £120 based on 2 people sharing / £150 when opting for racing.   £50 single room supplement.  1 night, dinner, bed and breakfast (early morning breakfast on the day also included). 

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