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This incredible collection of sporting art and racing memorabilia is the result of hundreds of years of gifts and bequests from members or their families. The result is an eclectic and truly unique collection - the pictures and artefacts united by a shared passion for racing which spans four centuries.
The Collection features significant works by many of the key figures in British sporting art, including George Stubbs, J F Herring Snr, John Ferneley, John Nost Sartorius, Emil Adam and Sir Alfred Munnings. Included are paintings of some of the turf’s greatest racehorses as well as portraits of the larger than life characters integral to the history of racing and The Jockey Club.
To learn more about The Jockey Club Collection, you can order a copy of the book, The Jockey Club Rooms, A Catalogue and History of the Collection by David Oldrey – Former Deputy Senior Steward.
Private Group Tours of The Jockey Club Rooms and its art collection can also be arranged, by prior appointment. These fascinating tours, which include humorous tales of the rich and famous racing gentry, last approximately 1 ½ hours and can be arranged to include lunch, dinner or afternoon tea.
To find out more about exclusive tours of Newmarket and The Jockey Club Rooms you can email us or contact us on 01638 663101.
The Jockey Club Rooms, A Catalogue and History of the Collection by former Deputy Steward David Oldrey is the first time that the contents of The Jockey Club’s collection of art has been collated and published. Featuring over 250 pictures, apart from prints and artefacts, the book includes magnificent reproductions of some of the finest examples of sporting art in this country.
Produced by Christie’s, the stunning photography and design afford a rare insight into a building steeped in racing’s history. Every picture is accompanied by David Oldrey’s enlightening and authoritative text on the artists and their subjects, including some of the turf’s greatest racehorses and larger than life characters integral to the history of racing and The Jockey Club.
Anyone with an interest in racing’s history or sporting art will find this book a rewarding and fascinating addition to their library. The Jockey Club Rooms, A Catalogue and History of the Collection, features significant works by many of the key figures in British sporting art, including George Stubbs, J F Herring Snr, John Ferneley, J N Sartorius, Emil Adam and Sir Alfred Munnings.
The Jockey Club Rooms, A Catalogue and History of the Collection, retails at £35 including postage and packing. To order a copy, please call 01638 664151 or email us.