STRATFORD

  Badges through the decades

Brief History

1755

First recorded meeting at Shottery Meadow, Stratford on Avon, with Forrester winning the first race on 22nd September.

1769

The Theatrical star, David Garrick forms a close association with Stratford Racecourse and a collection was made at the 8th September meeting to pay for a trophy in his honour.

1778-1835

No records of racing taking place at Stratford, possibly because of protests by local farmers.

1836

Evidence of racing resuming at Stratford with lady Teazle winning a steeplechase.

 

 

 

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1839

Prior to gaining success in the greatest steeplechase of them all, Lottery wins at Stratford.

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