Newmarket, flat racing's HQ has everything you've ever needed for the thoroughbred
With royal patronage since the 17th century, Newmarket has everything you could want for the training and care of thoroughbreds. Mile upon mile of every type of training surface rolls out on both sides of the Suffolk market town. There are ups and downs, bends and curves, practice starting stalls, schooling grounds for jumpers and equine pools.
As a centre of equine excellence it also boasts the highest standard of practitioners. The veterinary facilities are world class and the knowledge and experience of the town's horsemen are legendary. Here you will find physiotherapists, farriers, whisperers, breakers along with the finest studmen on offer. Indeed, alongside the training industry is the breeding industry with its acres if glorious studland sustaining the stars of the future. The National Stud, spread over 500 acres on the outskirts of Newmarket, offers such services along with tours, educational training and conferencing facilities, thus providing those interested with first-hand experience.
Here, too, you will find the British Racing School, Tattersalls - Europe's leading bloodstock auctioneers plus purveyors of all products 'horsey' such as Horse Requisites and Gibsons. The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art operates from the site of the historic Palace House Stables with the added attraction of a living exhibition of retired racehorses run by the charity Retraining of Racehorses.
And we mustn't forget the two fine racecourses on the Cambridge side of Newmarket. And it is on this side of town that Red House Stables quietly sits.
Red House Stables stands in over 3 acres of what was formerly The Hamilton Stud and which was given over to the development of new training establishments in the late 1980s by Jockey Club Estates. The horses are housed in 3 carefully designed American barns which cluster around a central tackroom and feedroom. Within the grounds stand a modern horsewalker, a lunge ring, turn out pens and there is also a large grass paddock.
Red House Stables has its own horsebox for the covenient and cost- effective transport of inmates.