On the Trail of Dick Francis

On the Trail of Dick Francis

Friday 3 December 2021

Times: 1.00pm

Prices: £25

Venue: The National Stud, Newmarket

Event details

Calling all Dick Francis lovers!

Join us on a literary tour, via bus and foot, around the historic town of Newmarket and see many of the places that crime novelist and former champion steeplechase, Francis, featured in his realistic plots based in the spiritual home of horseracing.

Dick Francis wrote some 50 thriller books during his second career and then later his son Felix took up the pen allowing our hero to continue to investigate a series of fictitious crimes based around the world of racing. Whilst the storylines were cleverly scripted, many of the locations referenced were physical, iconic buildings located within Newmarket.

This guided tour takes you past a number of these named places where you can visualise for yourself the impact of the bomb at the Rowley Mile Racecourse in Dead Heat or how the sales ring may have looked in Knockdown, not to mention where the horse was tragically shot in Bonecrack. Finish your tour with a peep inside the Stallion Unit at the prestigious National Stud where the case of drug doping was uncovered in Banker before relaxing and reminiscing past storylines over a cream tea.

Times: 1pm-3.30pm
Tickets: £25 per person
Booking: Visit the Discover Newmarket website to book
Venue: Meet at The National Stud, Newmarket

This event is promoted by Discover Newmarket.

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