BURTON GRANGE RACECOURSE

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Earliest meeting: Tuesday 28th November 1843
Final meeting: Tuesday 28th November 1843
The tiny village of Burton Grange is in the West Riding of Yorkshire situated just a mile north-east of Barnsley. Despite being very small, it organised its own race meeting on Tuesday 28th November 1843 over a 2 mile hunting course which traversed 4 fields. The start was in Mr Harding’s field, followed by Mr Beatly’s, Mr Greaves and finished in Mr Cartwright’s. The circuit included a wide brook, several formidable bull-finchers and a double flight of posts and rails. The Silver Tankard was won by Mr Oliver’s Clumber, the 5/2 favourite. There are no further records of racing taking place in the village.


This racecourse is covered in Volume 1 of Racecourses Here Today and Gone Tomorrow. Ordering details shown below.
Patrons Mr Beatly, Mr Cartwright, Mr Greaves, Mr Harding
Principal races Burton Grange Silver Tankard

Tuesday 28th November 1843
Burton Grange Silver Tankard over 2 miles
1. Clumber, brown gelding owned by Mr Oliver
2. Tally-Ho, brown horse owned by Mr Williams
3. Lady Grey, bay mare owned by Mr Canning
4. Adrian, bay gelding owned by Mr King
5. Splendor, chestnut gelding owned by Mr J Herbert
6. Tiger, black horse owned by Mr Oastler
Betting: 5/2 Clumber, 3/1 Tally-Ho, 4/1 Adrian, 4/1 Lady Grey

The only recorded meeting took place on Tuesday 28th November 1843.
Course today A 2 mile course across 4 separate fields.
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

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