WARWICK

  Badges through the decades

Brief History

1714

Earliest record of racing taking place at Warwick.

1754

A two day meeting takes place on the 13th and 14th August. On each day 50 purses were given to the winners; a hunters race on the 13th and a conditions race on the 14th.

1783

A handbill of the time shows that two races took place on 22nd August, with entries being recorded at the Cross-Keys Inn in Castle Street.

1793

The first running of the King's Plate at Warwick

1815

A grandstand was erected, mainly financed by private subscription.

1845

Warwick gets its first steeplechase course.

1847

Chandler gains a jumping success on his way to Grand National success in 1848. He is said to have jumped a world record 39 feet to clear a brook and 4 fallen horses.

1886

The Warwick Races Club Syndicate is formed.

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1939-45

Racing ceases for the duration of the War.

1946

The Corporation purchase the racecourse from the Warwick Races Club Syndicate.

1967

Racecourse Holdings Trust take charge of the running of the course.

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