Journal, May 2, 1914

King George is honouring Newmarket with his presence for the First Spring race meeting, which, so far, has been favoured with charming weather.

Racegoers of all classes hailed with enthusiasm the success of the royal colours on the first two days of the meeting, and will hope that, like his father King Edward, our present Sovereign will, in due course, win the great classic races with horses bred at his own stud. His Majesty who is staying in the Jockey Club Rooms, until today, Friday, motored down to Newmarket on Tuesday in time to witness the first race.

On Tuesday night he dined with Lord and Lady Wolverton at Queensberry House; and on Wednesday evening he was the guest of Mr and Mrs Leopold de Rothschild at Palace House.

The King motored over to Cambridge on Thursday to lay the top stone of an extension of the Leys School building and dined in the evening at the Jockey Club Rooms after attending the races.