Primary pupils set for day at the races

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More 160 students from six local primary schools will be at Newmarket races today (Thursday) with their parents for the culmination of a special primary school education programme.

The children have already completed tailor-made days as part of the Under Starters’ Orders initiative at Darley’s breeding headquarters at Dalham Hall, as well as enjoying time at the National Horseracing Museum and getting out on to Newmarket Heath’s racehorse training grounds.

The purpose of the programme has been to tell pupils more about the history and heritage of Newmarket and about the horseracing industry

On the same day, the racecourse will be celebrating and promoting the care racehorses receive throughout the receive throughout their lives as part of an initiative led by The Horse Comes First.