BURTON (Lincs) RACECOURSE

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Earliest meeting: Tuesday 5th April 1870
Final meeting: Thursday 10th April 1879
National Hunt racing was first organised in the Lincolnshire villages of Burton and Blankney in April 1870 on a 4 mile steeplechase course on the edge of Burton and remained popular for the next nine years. The next year the April meeting hosted the Royal Grand National Steeplechase in the presence of the Prince of Wales. At the meeting on Tuesday 6th April 1875 the opening Light-Weight Stakes was won by Lancer, owned by Captain Hutton, while the concluding Welter Stakes went to Blazeaway owned by Mr L T Thornton. The final meeting took place on the Thursday 10th April 1879.


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

HRH Prince of Wales, Colonel Chaplin

Principal races Royal Grand National Steeplechase

Tuesday 6th April 1875
Tenant Farmer’s Steeplechase over 3 miles
1. Lady Clifton, roan mare owned by Mr Stafford
2. Harkaway, brown gelding owned by Mr Sylvester
3. Wamba, grey mare owned by Mr J C Hill

Course today A 4 mile steeplechase course on the edge of Burton.
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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