Wednesday 17 December 2014

Could Mystery Horse Skeleton Be Legendary 18th Century Racehorse Doctor Syntax?

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Doctor Syntax was a British Thoroughbred racehorse. Doctor Syntax won at least 36 races from 1814 to 1823. He was noted for his consistency and durability and recorded multiple wins in many of the period's leading staying races.

Now archaeologists may have discovered the skeleton of the legendary 19th century stallion. The bones were uncovered during the excavation of the former royal stables of Palace House, one of the homes of King Charles II, in Newmarket, Suffolk. The skeleton is almost completely intact and measures the same height as the horse, 15 hands.

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