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Earliest meeting: Tuesday 25th April 1871
Final meeting: Tuesday 25th April 1871
The tiny village of Corhampton in Hampshire lies on the River Meon, and together with its close neighbour Meonstoke, forms a civil parish. In the early 1870s Corhampton held its own races on Tuesday 25th April 1871. The meeting was on an interesting course with an outer course over banks and an inner course containing fences. The meeting opened with the Open Handicap Hurdle over 1 ¾ miles which went to Lord Poulett’s Othello defeating Cademus. The Farmers’ Cup which followed went to Mr H Wooldridge’s Di Vernon, as did the concluding Corhampton Cup over 2 miles. Despite the obvious success of the meeting, no further races were recorded.

This racecourse is covered in Volume 2 of Racecourses Here Today and Gone Tomorrow. Ordering details shown below.
Local Patrons Lord Poulett
Principal Races Corhampton Cup, Corhampton Handicap Hurdle, United Hunt Stakes

Tuesday 25th April 1871
United Hunt Stakes over 3 miles
1. Cobalt, aged horse owned by Lord Poulett
2. Lawrence, aged horse owned by Mr T Yates
3. Ironsides, aged horse owned by Mr C North
Betting: 1/3 Cobalt, 5/1 Lawrence, 20/1 Ironsides

The final meeting took place on Tuesday 25th April 1871.
Course today An outer course on a bank and an inner course of fences.
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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