BRAMCOTE RACECOURSE

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Earliest meeting: April 1856
Final meeting: Wednesday 7th April 1858

The Warwickshire town of Nuneaton gets its name from a 12th century Benedictine nunnery around which the town grew. It was recorded in the 1086 Domesday Book, although at that time it could not be classed as anything more than a hamlet. Near to Nuneaton is the market village of Bramcote which has held a market since 1233. In the middle of the 19th century Nuneaton held its own race meetings which were based at Bramcote. The inaugural meeting was held in April 1856 and was sufficiently successful for the racing to be staged the next year on Thursday 16th April 1857. A final meeting took place on Wednesday 7th April 1858.
This racecourse is covered in Volume 1 of Racecourses Here Today and Gone Tomorrow. Ordering details shown below.

The final meeting took place on 7th April 1858.

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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