29th and 30th March 2022 – The Jockey Club laid on a presentation at the Memorial Hall to explain their ideas for improving the training grounds, and at the same time providing more facilities for the townspeople. An all-weather racetrack with the dual purpose of training, some small starter stable yards, these at the back of the Flat.
For the uninitiated, that is the area between the Rowley Mile racecourse and the A14. Part of that, the Seven Springs area, to be a park for use by the townspeople. At the Exning Road end of Hamilton Road, part of Hamilton Stud would become a housing development.
Another facility to benefit the non-racing folk is the offer of housing a cinema in the old Subscription Rooms, the site until recently of the National Horse Racing Museum. It seems to be a long overdue attempt for Racing to act in partnership with the non-racing fraternity, for which it should be praised.