BATTRAMSLEY RACECOURSE

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Earliest meeting: 14th August 1792
Final meeting: 14th August 1792

The tiny Hampshire hamlet of Battramsley, to the west of the village of Bolde in the New Forest, once held its own steeplechases. The hamlet was listed in the Domesday Book and had its own mill and Manor which was sold to the appropriately named John Mill in 1542. The hamlet also contained Battramsley House which was owned by the Reverend Charles Kingsley, whose son Charles Kingsley wrote The Water-Babies. A further link to racing was that the author Charles Kingsley, had a daughter called Mary St Leger Kingsley. The Loving Cup was the main prize for the feature race on 14th August 1792, the only meeting held in the hamlet.


This racecourse is covered in Volume 2 of Racecourses Here Today and Gone Tomorrow. Ordering details shown below.
The final meeting took place on 14th August 1792.
If you have photos, postcards, racecards. badges, newspaper cuttings or book references about the old course, or can provide a photo of how the ground on which the old racecourse stood looks today, then email johnwslusar@gmail.com

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

Copies of the above books are only available by emailing johnwslusar@gmail.com stating your requirements, method of payment (cheque payable to W.Slusar) or Bank transfer, and the address where the book(s) should be sent.
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