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Earliest meeting: Tuesday 17th October 1848
Final meeting: Tuesday 17th October 1848
The Shropshire village of Aston Botterell lies just 8 miles south west of the large market town of Bridgnorth and barely 10 miles north east of Ludlow. Eddowes’s Journals provided an account of the races which took place in fields on the edge of the village on Tuesday 17th October 1848. The card consisted of 3 races, starting with the Ladies Purse which saw Mr Jackson’s Mountain Maid beat Brown Bess and Catherine. The Burwarton Hurdle followed and was won by Mr Garbett’s Netchwood Lass, while the feature Aston Botterell Handicap was a keenly fought affair resulting in victory for Rebecca. There are no further reports of racing in the village.

This racecourse is covered in Volume 1 of Racecourses Here Today and Gone Tomorrow. Ordering details shown below.
Local Patrons Mr Garbett, Mr Lowe, Mr Jackson
Principal Races Aston Botterell Handicap, Burwarton Hurdle

Tuesday 17th October 1848
Aston Betterell Handicap
1. Rebecca, bay mare owned by Mr Bluck
2. Netchwood Lass, aged mare owned by Mr Garbett
3. Happy-go-Lucky, aged horse owned by Mr Lowe

The final meeting took place on Tuesday 17th October 1848.
Course today In fields on the edge of the village.
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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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