The Racehorse: Past & Future: Meet Anne Ward

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This is an exclusive opportunity for you to meet Anne Ward – the artist behind the popular The Racehorse: Past & Future exhibition at the National Horseracing Museum.

Anne Ward is an established, commissioned artist, who specialises in portraits of horses and dogs and uses the medium of pastel for the majority of her work. She is based in Newmarket and has a lifelong passion for horseracing.

Previous clients include leading Newmarket racehorse trainers Sir Mark Prescott, Charlie Fellowes, Marco Botti, David Simcock & George Margarson, as well as Sarah Hobbs (wife of top NH trainer, Philip Hobbs). She has also painted for prominent flat trainer Martyn Meade, former champion jockey Ryan Moore, and the families of leading jockeys Andrea Atzeni and Martin Harley. The late Sir Evelyn de Rothschild was also a highly valued client.

We are delighted to give you the chance to meet Anne in person, when you’ll be able to ask questions about the exhibition and find out what inspired Anne to create this exhibition – her very first for the National Horseracing Museum.

The exhibition itself reflects upon the lives and achievements of ten wonderful, retired racehorses. As a counterpoint to this, Anne also created ten pictures of foals that represent the hopes and dreams of future champions. Based in Trainers House, this exhibition runs until 19th February 2023. It features portraits of past stars of the racecourse, including Sire De Grugy, Big Buck’s, Prince of Arran and Ouija Board.

There are two dates for your diary:

Sunday 29th January

  • Meet & Greet
  • An opportunity to meet and speak with Anne in her exhibition space in Trainer’s House and explore her paintings of ten retired racehorses and the ten foals who represent the future. Anne will be on hand to answer any questions you might have. Drop in anytime between 12pm and 1pm

Tuesday 7th February

  • Lunchtime Talk, 12pm – 1pm
  • Join us for a lunchtime talk in which you can discover Anne’s methods, how she prefers to meet the subjects of her portraits to better understand their personalities and hear what inspired the well-received exhibition The Racehorse: Past & Future

Cost of entry to The Racehorse: Past & Future: Meet The Artist:

Entrance is included within the cost of general admission. Simply book as normal and turn up on the day.

Your general admission ticket gives you access to all areas including the National Horseracing Museum, Palace House and the Rothschild Yard, where you can meet retired racehorses!

To buy your ticket, click here and choose the date on which you’d like to attend. When you get here, upgrade to an Annual Pass for FREE. This gives you unlimited access for 12 months from the date of your first visit.

Already an existing Annual Pass holder? Head to the shop on arrival to scan your ticket and pick up a day badge.

Whilst you’re here, why not make a day of it and book a table for lunch at The Tack Room restaurant, or order a picnic from The Bakery to enjoy in our beautiful grounds.

To find out more about Anne Ward take a look at her website here.

Event Information

Sunday 29th January & Tuesday 7th February 2023

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Included in General Admission

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