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FIRST MEETING

14th June 1895

 

SITUATED

Bromford Bridge, close to the A38 Tyburn Road.

 

DISTANCES

A galloping course with a right-handed running line, the course was an oval shaped circuit of 11 furlongs with a five furlong straight. There was a straight mile available for events up to that distance which was described as 'dead flat'.

PRINCIPAL RACE

The City of Birmingham Cup

 

WORLD WAR I

Taken over by the military just after the stands were burnt down by suffragettes.

 

WORLD WAR II

Military Authorities.

 

FACT

When Birmingham was refurbished in 1958 it housed the world’s longest bar.

 

QUESTION

How long was ‘the world’s longest bar’?

 

CURRENT SITUATION

No evidence of a racecourse, which is now covered with roads, shops and housing.

 

LAST MEETING

Monday 21st June 1965, when Lester Piggott rode a double.

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Map with grateful thanks to Andy Doherty

If you have :-

a favourite memory of this racecourse;

photos or a postcard of the course;

a members badge from the course, either to sell or as a scan;

then email me at johnslusar@fsmail.net and I will include the details on this site together with an acknowledgement for you.

Date ----        Credits     60

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