History of Newmarket Racing Stables

Since 1605 the Suffolk town of Newmarket has been recognised as the Headquarters of horse racing, the first seed being sown on Wednesday 27th February 1605 when James I visited Newmarket and realised that the wide open expanses made it the perfect place to stage sporting events, although it was to be 17 years later before the earliest record of a match on Newmarket Heath took place on Friday 8th March 1622. Charles II, the Merry Monarch, founded the Newmarket Town Plate in 1665, going on to win it twice himself, firstly on 14th October 1671 and later in the spring of 1675. King’s Plates were staged regularly each August and October in the early 18th century, with special mention given to the years 1716 to 1718. The earliest race recorded in Baily’s Racing Register was on 1st April 1716 when Mr Pelham’s chestnut mare Brocklesby Betty defeated the Duke of Devonshire’s mare to claim 100 Guineas. The Jockey Club was founded in 1727, although some would claim there is no connection between the Jockey Club operating in 1727 and the one which was thought to be founded in 1750.

Trace the history of the most famous racing stables in Newmarket, from the time they were first built, to the present day masters of their trade producing Classic winning thoroughbreds year on year, to ensure that thoroughbred breeding lines continue to put the town at the heart of British racing. I am grateful to Bill O'Gorman for the significant help which he has provided throughout this research project.

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At the same time I was working on this project David Boyd was independently working on 'A Biographical Dictionary of Newmarket Trainers'. Unfortunately, David died in 2021 before completing and publishing his work but, with the blessing of his brother William, his Introduction is included.

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Bedford House Bedford Lodge Beechwood House Beverley House Bloomsbury Lodge
Cadland Calder Park Carlburg Carriageway Cavendish
Cedar Lodge Charlcomb Lodge Charnwood Chestnut Tree Clarehaven
Cleveland House Coronation Stables Diomed Egerton House Ellesmere House
Eve Lodge Exeter House/Foley House Fitzroy House Flint Cottage Frankland Lodge
Freemason Lodge Gainsborough Godolphin (Stanley House) Graham Lodge Grange House
Green Ridge Hackness Villa Hamilton Stables Hamilton Hill Stables Harraton Court
Heath House Heyward Place Holland House Hurworth/Meynell House Induna
Jamesfield Kentford House Kremlin House La Grange Lemberg
Linden Lodge Links Farm Machell Place Marlborough House Moulton Paddocks
Oaks Lodge Osborne House Park Lodge Palace House Pegasus (Falmouth Lodge)
Phantom House Pond House Prestige Place Primrose Cottage Queen Alexandra
Rathmoy Red House Revida Place Sackville House Saffron
Saville House Sefton Lodge Seven Springs Severals Shadowfax
Shalfleet Soham House Somerville Lodge Southgate Barn Southgate Stables
St Gatien Stockbridge House Terrace House Trillium Place Warren House
Warren Place Waterwitch House Woodland Stable/Green Lodge Wroughton House Yellowstone Park

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