Badges through the decades

Brief History


The Folkestone Racecourse Company, under the Chairmanship of Lord Hardinge, is formed and begins planning its first meeting.


The first meeting, a 2 day meeting, takes place at Westenhanger Park on 30th March 1898. The course is situated about 8 miles from Folkestone.


The Folkestone Racecourse Company goes into liquidation.





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In line with many courses at the time, Folkestone is threatened with extinction by the withdrawal of Levy Board Funding. However, an appeal bu a significant number of local sportmen lead to the threat being withdrawn and Folkestone went from strength to strength.

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