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FIRST MEETING1861 Flat racing 1867 NH racing New course 1884
SITUATEDApproximately 3 miles from Aldershot, near the village of Church Crookham, the 1884 Tweseldown course still exists today.
DISTANCES2 miles and upwards.
PRINCIPAL RACERoyal Artillery Challenge Cup
Date 1939 Credits 140
FACTTwo races to be held at Aldershot were the Royal Scots Greys Regimental Race and the Grey Horse Challenge Cup.
QUESTIONWhy might the winner of the Grey Horse Challenge Cup not have been awarded the Cup?
CURRENT SITUATIONAlthough the last official meeting took place in 1927, Military meetings took place up to 1939, and the course still exists, managed by the British Horse Society.
13th April 1927
Very grateful thanks to Tom Jones for providing the following details of the Aldershot racemeeting of 1878:-
WEDNESDAY 24th APRIL 1878
ALDERSHOT CUP over 2 miles 4 furlongs
1. KENILWORTH 13 st 3 lb Mr W Hope Johnstone
2. GIL BLAS 10 st 7 lb Mr Blair
3. MOONSTONE 11 st 12 lb Mr Owen
5/4 Kenilworth 4/1 Gil Blas 4/1 Moonstone
MILITARY HUNT STEEPLECHASE 2 miles 4 furlongs
1. CAMARGO 12 st 3 lb Mr Waldron
2. KILBRIDE 12 st 3 lb Mr A S Napier
3. SEMIRAMIS 11 st 8 lb Mr W J Irwin
4. JOVIAL 12 st 3 lb Mr H Brocklehurst
2/1 Semiramis 4/1 Florence 5/1 Little Monkey 6/1 Camargo
YEOMANRY STEEPLECHASE 3 miles
1. LARDY DARDY 12 st Mr G Blagrave
2. DIZZY 13 st Mr Peake
3. LOUISE 11 st 7 lb Mr H B Meux
6/4 fav Lardy Dardy won by 6 lengths
HUNTER'S PLATE 2 miles
1. RAINBOW 12 st Mr F G Blair
2. BESS 12 st Captain Helyar
3. ALLAN-A-DALE 12 st Mr Gough
6/4 fav Rainbow 3/1 Wild Wind 5/1 Little Gun
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