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Earliest meeting: Monday 30th March 1868
Final meeting: Monday 30th March 1868
The Nottinghamshire village of Annesley is in the Ashfield district of the city. The village owes its fame to Annesley Hall, a grade 2 listed building once owned by the Chaworth-Musters family, and to Annesley Castle. Although the village had a population significantly below 1000, it held its own race meeting, organised by the Annesley Hunt Committee, on Monday 30th March 1868. The meeting was staged at Hucknall, near Nottingham, and the principal race was the Annesley Stakes over a demanding 4 miles which went to Mr Brockton’s Nonpareil. There is no evidence of further racing in the village.
This racecourse is covered in Volume 1 of Racecourses Here Today and Gone Tomorrow. Ordering details shown below.
Patrons Mr Brockton, Mr Baldin, Mr Audinwood
Principal races Annesley Stakes, Open Steeplechase, High Park Stakes

Monday 30th March 1868
The Annesley Stakes over 4 miles
1. Nonpareil, owned and ridden by Mr Brockton
2. Saladin, owned by Mr Nichol and ridden by Audinwood
3. Diana, owned by Mr Baldin and ridden by Nicholson

The meeting was organised by the Annesley Hunt Committee, with the final meeting taking place on 30th March 1868.
Course today Course reverted to farmland in Hucknall
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Much of the information about this course has been found using internet research and is in the public domain. However, useful research sources have been:-

London Illustrated News

Racing Illustrated 1895-1899

The Sporting & Dramatic Illustrated

Northern Turf History Volumes 1-4 by J.Fairfax-Blakeborough

The Sporting Magazine

A Long Time Gone by Chris Pitt first published in 1996 ISBN 0 900599 89 8

Racing Calendars which were first published in 1727

ISBN 978-0-9957632-0-3

652 pages

774 former courses

ISBN 978-0-9957632-1-0

352 pages

400 former courses

ISBN 978-0-9957632-2-7

180 pages

140 former courses

ISBN 978-0-9957632-3-4

264 pages

235 former courses

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