Newbury’s brand new Pre-Parade Ring and Saddling Box areas were open for Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials Weekend on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 April – the first sites in our Heartspace development to come into use. One of the new facilities’ first visitors was none other than Her Majesty The Queen.

Her Majesty the Queen

The new Pre-Parade Ring and Saddling Boxes were designed with the help of owners, trainers and stable staff. The Saddling Boxes are built especially tall to allow for horses rearing and help avoid injuries.

Pre-Parade Ring View

Some of the first runners and stable staff to use the new facility.

The first runners in the new Pre-parade Ring

First runners unsaddled