SEDGEFIELD

  Badges through the decades

Brief History

1732

First records of a meeting taking place in the vicinity of Sedgefield.

1804

The Lambton Hunt takes place under the leadership of Ralph Lambton, who forms a club which is based at the Hardwicke Arms in Sedgefield.

1821

Lambton Park races take place for the first time. Ralph Lambton, the organisor, is an ancestor of the Earl of Durham.

1825

The final Lambton Park meeting takes place on 27th October of this year.

1846

Present day course stages its first meeting with the racecourse being laid out in the Sands Hall Estate.

 

 

 

Sedgefield 1991.JPG (16265 bytes)

 

1915

Racing is abandoned during the First World War.

1920

Racing resumes at Sedgefield, although it is a sad year for the course because of the death of Richard Ord, the owner of Sands Hall.

1927

The Racecourse Company, which still runs the course today, is formed and has seen a steady rise in the popularity of the course.

Sedgefield 1937RE.JPG (32833 bytes)

1977

Frank Sotto takes over the Chairmanship of the course.

1991

The Pavilion is opened at the course. It houses the 7 private entertainment suites, as well as public bars and betting facilities.

1998

The new Weighing Room Complex is opened.

Sedgefield 1992.JPG (17395 bytes)

Sedgefield 1998.JPG (15797 bytes)

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Sedgefield 2001.JPG (12047 bytes)