The Anonymous Widower

Hyperion Gets a Few Friends

Newmarket has a lot of statues to horses.  One of the most famous is the one of Hyperion by John Skeaping outside the Jockey Club Rooms.

Hyperion by John Skeaping

 When I was driven through the town yesterday, I noticed that he had a few multi-coloured friends scattered around him. Here’s one outside of the Post Office.

A Multi-Coloured Horse Outside Newmarket Post Office

One of my earliest memories is my father changimg a puncture in probably his Y-Type MG saloon, outside this Post Office or the Jockey Club Rooms.  I also remember driving through the town from Felixstowe to Liverpool in the mid-1960s to get to University.

July 28, 2011 - Posted by | Sport | , ,

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  1. […] seen. The horse’s presence is still seen in equine pedigrees, fifty years after he died. His statue also has pride of place on Newmarket High […]

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