Newmarket

THE GALLOPS
Horse Racing since 1622
Horse Masters since 5000BC
It was the nearby village of Exning that was one of the major settlements in this area during Anglo-Saxon and Medieval times.

After Britain was hit by the plague during the 14th, 15th & 16th Centuries, the population of Exning decided to leave their homes to contain the disease and build a new settlement nearby and so 'New'market was born.

Newmarket Local History Society

King James I was the first to discover that the flat land in the area was ideal for galloping horses, and the tradition was carried on by many following English Monarchs.

THE GALLOPS
 

So here we are, stumbling around in the early morning mist when you hear a distant low rumble. 

The rumble sounds like it's getting closer...

It IS getting closer...

Oh NO!... We've stumbled on to one of the many  Heath Gallop Tracks and we're in the way...

QUICK MOVE...

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