Badges through the decades

Brief History


First evidence of a one day annual race meeting in the vicinity of Towcester, but not on the present day course.


Meeting takes place near Towcester on Easter Saturday. The feature race is the Commemorative Challenge Cup Steeplechase.

Towcester 1972 ladies.JPG (11072 bytes)



A meeting takes place under National Hunt rules. The Towcester Racecourse Company was formed under the direction of Lord Hesketh, and it was on his country estate that the racecourse developed. The first grandstand at the course was built in time for this first meeting.

Towcester 1977.JPG (10406 bytes)

Towcester 1989.JPG (11057 bytes)

Towcester 1997.JPG (12382 bytes)
Towcester 2000.JPG (12549 bytes)