BROXASH RACECOURSE

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Earliest meeting: September 1810
Final meeting: Wednesday 29th September 1819
In the time of the Domesday Book Herefordshire was divided into a number of Hundreds, as many as 19 were mentioned, although some were relatively small.  In more recent times there are 12 key Hundreds, one of which is Broxash.  Broxash, near to Bromyard, held its own races for a period of nine years, starting in September 1810. Races were so successful in the first year that the experiment was repeated in 1811, although for some reason no races were held in 1812, but they did return in 1813 and continued each year until 1819. A two day meeting was held on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th August 1819 with the Maiden Plate on day one being captured by Captain Parker’s Antonio from Sir T F Winnington’s Rosamond. The feature race on the second day saw Williamson win for Mr Stevenson. The final races were held on Wednesday 29th September 1819.

This racecourse is covered in Volume 1 of Racecourses Here Today and Gone Tomorrow. Ordering details shown below.
Local Patrons

Sir T F Winnington, Captain Parker

Principal Races Broxash All-Aged Plate

Thursday 5th August 1819
Broxash All-Aged Plate
1. Williamson, black mare owned by Mr Stevenson
2. Vesper, chestnut mare owned by Mr Smith
3. Dick Andrews, brown colt owned by Mr Lord

The final meeting took place on Wednesday 29th September 1819.
Course today On the edge of the village in the direction of Bromyard.
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 johnwslusar@gmail.com

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

Copies of the above books are only available by emailing johnwslusar@gmail.com stating your requirements, method of payment (cheque payable to W.Slusar) or Bank transfer, and the address where the book(s) should be sent.
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