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Horse bones could be famous thoroughbred from history

A skeleton of a horse has been uncovered in Newmarket that could be one of Britain's most successful thoroughbreds. The bones were discovered during excavations of the former royal stables in the town.

Historians hope they're those of Dr Syntax, the most famous racehorse of the 19th century. Archaeologists are assessing the remains to try and find out more.

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Four foals from legendary racehorse Frankel to be auctioned in Newmarket

Four foals from Frankel will be auctioned today. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Four foals from the world's best racehorse will be auctioned at Newmarket today.

They were sired by Frankel, the thoroughbred who won all 14 of his races throughout his career.

Frankel, ridden by Tom Queally, wins the Juddmonte International Stakes in 2012. Credit: PA

Due to their pedigree the horses could sell for up to a £1million at Tattersalls later today.

"He was the greatest racehorse we've ever or will ever see, so the arrival of his first babies on the scene is incredibly exciting."

– Harry McCalmont, Norelands Stud Farm

Building homes 'would threaten Newmarket racecourse'

A demonstration has been held in protest at plans to build nearly 400 homes on land near Newmarket racecourse.

Developers say the project will meet housing demand and have little adverse impact on the surrounding area.

However, The Newmarket Horsemen's Group, which led today's protest, says the development at Hatchfield Farm would threaten the future of the racing industry, which employs more than 8,000 people in the area.

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Housing plans in Newmarket will threaten racing industry warns campaigners

Newmarket, Suffolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

Campaigners from the horse racing industry in Newmarket will hold a demonstration today over plans to build around 400 homes on farmland near the town.

The Newmarket Horseman's Group says the development at Hatchfield Farm would threaten the future of the racing Industry which employs 8,000 people in the area.

But the developer argues the scheme will help meet the demand for housing. Councillors will make a decision on the plans next week.

Newmarket: Final preparations underway for the the start of the flat racing season

The flat racing season starts next week and final preparations are underway on the gallops in Newmarket.

The industry generates more than £200 million every year for the local economy.

But why is Newmarket the centre of racing and how is 2014 shaping up?

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Home of horse racing generates 8,000 jobs and £200 million for the local economy

Newmarket has been long been known as the home of British horse racing but until now no-one has ever really put an accurate price on how much the industry brings to the area.

A new report commissioned to discover the economic impact of the town says more than 8,000 people are employed in the racing business in Newmarket and it brings £200 million to the town and surrounding area of Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

The horse racing world has been centred on Newmarket for 400 years and at the peak of the season up to 3,000 horses are training in the area.

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