Badges through the decades
First recorded evidence of racing in the vicinity of Leicester on 23rd March, the day before Queen Elizabeth I died.
Records show that a meeting took place in the Abbey Meadow on 30th September.
The Corporation Town Plate is re-established, having been abandoned for a number of years.
Meeting is tranferred to St Mary's Field.
The Gold Cup is run for the first time, a Cup worth 100 sovereign.1883
Races take place at the Oadby course for the first time, replacing the Victoria Park course.
Gordon Richards records his first winner, Gay Lord, at the track.
Golden Miller graces Leicester by winning the Gopsall Maiden Hurdle on 20th January before going on to record much greater successes.