Badges through the decades
Prior to racing taking place in Newcastle, it is know that racing took place at Killingworth Moor, with a meeting being recorded on 17th March.1695
Earliest recorded races in the books of the Newcastle Corporation.
Races are run at Town Moor for the first time.
The King's Plate is run for the first time on 5th June and is won by Cato.
William Loftus is appointed Clerk of the Course and begins the process of making Newcastle races more respectable.
Silver subscribers tickets were sold at 15 guineas each to pay for a grandstand which was duly opened this year.
The 2 mile Northumberland Plate was first run on the Town Moor course as a £15 handicap sweepstake, and was won by Tomboy carrying 8st 2lbs.
The famous, and highly successful, race mare Alice Hawthorn won the Newcastle Gold Cup over a 2 mile course.
The Gosforth Park Company is formed under the direction of Fife Scott and Charles Perkins.
The races move from Town Moor to the 800 acre Gosforth Park estate. The Northumberland Plate was won by Victor Emmanuel, who also won 2 Goodwood Cups and the Ebor.
The Tattersalls and Club stands are opened on 19th April.