Newmarket 350th Anniversary (United Kingdom)
The year 2016 is a special one for Newmarket as it marks 350 years of making history; an anniversary celebrating the evolution of the international Home of Horse Racing.
In 1666 Charles II returned to Newmarket for the first time since he was a boy, and with him he brought a passion for horses and racing which three and a half centuries later remains the life and soul of the town. To celebrate this landmark, a special limited edition version of Newmarket Monopoly has been created.
The original property squares will be replaced by 22 Newmarket training establishments, some of which date back to the 1880’s.
These yards are the town’s most famous and historic yards that were occupied by trainers in 2015 and will be placed in order of the 2015 Trainer’s Championship rankings.
Olivia Hills, communications manager at Newmarket racecourse, said: "In honour of the 350 years of history we are to launch a Newmarket edition of Monopoly in conjunction with some of our partners. The historical aspect means the oldest yards will be the most expensive. It is also hoped to incorporate some studs as well as important sites such as the new National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art at Palace House."
Rather than the regular houses and hotels, players will buy horses and stallions as they make their way around the board but those who take a wrong move will go directly to racing’s equivalent of jail – the stewards’ room.
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