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Earliest meeting: Wednesday 14th March 1838
Final meeting: Wednesday 14th March 1838
The historic Cotswold village of Broadway, located midway between Evesham and Moreton-in-Marsh, is dominated by honey coloured Cotswold stone cottages which have lured visitors for hundreds of years. At the centre of the village is the Lygon Arms Hotel where Oliver Cromwell spent the night before the Battle of Worcester, and King Charles I rallied his troops. The village was known as the ‘jewel of the Cotswolds’ and held its own race meeting on Wednesday 14th March 1838 when the opening Broadway Chase saw Charity, owned by Mr Vevers, defeat the Mr Oliver owned Railroad. After a busy day of racing an Ordinary was served at the Lygon Arms. Despite the meeting being well attended, no future meetings under rules were held in the village. However, Broadway was the chosen home of the North Cotswold point-to-point meetings for many years.

This racecourse is covered in Volume 1 of Racecourses Here Today and Gone Tomorrow. Ordering details shown below.
Local Patrons Colonel Charritie, Mr Oliver, Mr Vevers
Principal Races Broadway Chase, Broadway Stakes

Wednesday 14th March 1838

Broadway Chase
1. Charity owned by Mr Vevers and ridden by Powell
2. Railroad owned and ridden by Mr Oliver

Broadway Stakes
1. Negociator (sic) owned by Mr C Walker and ridden by Oliver
2. Mr Crump owned and ridden by Colonel Charritie
3. Rumble owned and ridden by Mr Healy

The final meeting took place on Wednesday 14th March 1838
Course today In fields on the outskirts of the village, and later point to point meetings were staged on the course.
If you have photos, postcards, racecards. badges, newspaper cuttings or book references about the old course, or can provide a photo of how the ground on which the old racecourse stood looks today, then email

Much of the information about this course has been found using internet research and is in the public domain. However, useful research sources have been:-

London Illustrated News

Racing Illustrated 1895-1899

The Sporting & Dramatic Illustrated

Northern Turf History Volumes 1-4 by J.Fairfax-Blakeborough

The Sporting Magazine

A Long Time Gone by Chris Pitt first published in 1996 ISBN 0 900599 89 8

Racing Calendars which were first published in 1727

ISBN 978-0-9957632-0-3

652 pages

774 former courses

ISBN 978-0-9957632-1-0

352 pages

400 former courses

ISBN 978-0-9957632-2-7

180 pages

140 former courses

ISBN 978-0-9957632-3-4

264 pages

235 former courses

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