Badges through the decades
Earliest record of a meeting taking place at Salisbury, with a race starting 3 miles form Sarum. A race for a golden bell was won by the Earl of Cumberland.
A famous visitor, Queen Elizabeth I, calls in at Salisbury races on her way to wish Sir Francis Drake good luck in his tussle with the Armada.1629
A silver cup was presented to the racecourse, by the Corporation and Mayor, to be given as a prize at the Spring meeting.
The Bibury Club is founded at Burford, in the presence of Charles II, but does not become associated with Salisbury for another 218 years. It begins its association with Cheltenham in 1827 and with Stockbridge in 1831.
Racing takes place, for the first time, on the 'new round course' at Salisbury.
Sweepstakes, owned by the Duke of Bolton, won the first Kings Plate worth 100 guineas.
The City Bowl was run for the first time and won by Cyclops.
Gimcrack wins the City Bowl.
Eclipse wins the City Bowl.
The union is forged between The Bibury Club and the racecourse which made Salisbury the meeting it is today.
Owen Tudor wins at Salisbury a year after gaining the Derby, then run at Newmarket.
A famous year in Salisbury's history, with Mill Reef winning the Salisbury Stakes and Brigadier Gerard winning the Champagne Stakes.
Marquee Universal prevails on 7th April to give Steve Cauthen his first winner in England.