Shadwell and Discover Newmarket partner for exclusive tours

Posted on: 22nd Feb 2018

Mares will be on the lookout for visitors at Shadwell this summer

Tourism hub for the Home of Horseracing, Discover Newmarket, has today announced an exclusive partnership with Shadwell, one of the best-regarded bloodstock operations in the world. This partnership sees Discover Newmarket delivering two newly created and wholly exclusive tours to members of the public on Wednesday 23rd May and Tuesday 26th June 2018.

The tours will offer members of the public privileged access behind the scenes at Shadwell’s Nunnery Stud for the very first time.

Visitors on these tours will visit the famous Newmarket Gallops to watch some of the 3,000 horses in training in the town being put through their paces. After this, visitors will journey to Roger Varian’s Carlburg Stables for a unique tour of his working racing yard. A Classic-winning trainer, Roger has saddled 14 Group 1 winners in his career to date, including St Leger hero Kingston Hill and Postponed, who was crowned European Champion Older Horse by Timeform in 2016.

The tour will continue to Palace House where guests can experience all of the activities and excitement of the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art. From there, visitors will travel to boutique restaurant, The Kings Head in Dullingham to enjoy a sumptuous three-course lunch in one of Suffolk’s leading destination restaurants.

Afterwards, the tour will continue to The Shadwell Estate, owned by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and renowned as one of the most successful Thoroughbred horse farms in the world.

Racing fans will be in for an exciting glimpse into the prestigious Nunnery Stud, which, since its construction in 1987, has been home to some of the world’s greatest racehorses and most influential stallions including NASHWAN, GREEN DESERT and 2015 European Champion Sprinter MUHAARAR. Alongside MUHAARAR, there are a number of champion racehorses in residence, including MUKHADRAM and NAYEF. The visit will include a tour of the facilities, stallion parade, and will see some mares and foals along the way.

The new, full day, one-off tour is a real must for equestrian and racing lovers alike. Spaces are available at £120 per person and are limited so visitors are urged to book early to avoid disappointment.

Richard Lancaster, Stud Director at Shadwell Estates, said: “Shadwell are delighted to be working in conjunction with Discover Newmarket for the first time in 2018 and I hope it is a relationship that can evolve further in the coming years.

“It’s imperative we continue to showcase our industry to a wider audience and Shadwell are delighted to be involved with anything that can potentially increase participation in racing and increase awareness of what Newmarket and surrounding areas has to offer.”

Megan Pollexfen, Manager of Discover Newmarket, said: “These two new tours really do offer something rare to the racing enthusiast, and we are proud to be able to offer this exceptional extension of our tour portfolio to visitors as well as locals to the town. Discover Newmarket is delighted to be working with the prestigious and world-renowned Shadwell Estates with this industry first, and is thankful for their support in helping to further showcase the racing industry and its Newmarket focused roots.” 

To book please call the Discover Newmarket Team on 0344 748 9200

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