BINLEY HUNT RACECOURSE

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Earliest meeting: Monday 6th April 1863
Final meeting: Monday 5th April 1875
Warwickshire’s Binley Hunt regularly held races in the middle of the 19th century, with the first meeting organised in 1863 under the name of the Yeomanry and Hunt Steeplechases. The meeting took place on Mr Cattern’s Oak Farm, Binley near Coventry, where racing continued for the next twelve years. The principal race was the Yeomanry Cup which was donated by the Earl of Aylesford and won by Mr E P Watson’s Lockeridge at the meeting held on Wednesday 29th March 1871. The final meeting took place on Monday 5th April 1875.


This racecourse is covered in Volume 1 of Racecourses Here Today and Gone Tomorrow. Ordering details shown below.
Patrons Lord Aylesford, Lord Craven, Lord Leigh
Principal races Yeomanry Regimental Cup, Combe Cup, Coventry Cup, Craven Park Stakes

Wednesday 29th March 1871
Yeomanry Regimental Cup over 3 miles
1. Lockeridge, 5 year old owned by Mr E P Wilson
2. The Rover, aged horse owned by Mr W Rose
3. Oulston, bay horse owned by Mr Madeley

The final meeting was held on Monday 5th April 1875.
Course today Oak Tree Farm in Binley
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

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