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Earliest meeting: Thursday 24th June 1819
Final meeting: Friday 27th December 1867
Today Ealing is a bustling west London suburb situated just 12 miles from the centre of the city. However, at one stage it was a quiet rural village in Middlesex and held its own race meetings. The inaugural race meeting was held in June 1819 on Ealing Dean Common, complete with grandstand, and such was the popularity that a number of meetings each year were scheduled, often in October and again just after Christmas. Crowds were boosted once the railway came to town, and at the meeting on Friday 2nd November 1866 the Railway Selling Steeplechase was sponsored by the railway company and won by Mr Daniel’s Redwing. The final meeting took place on 27th December 1867.

This racecourse is covered in Volume 2 of Racecourses Here Today and Gone Tomorrow. Ordering details shown below.
Local Patrons

Mr Daniel, Mr Shepherd

Principal Races Ealing Plate, Artillery Steeplechase, Home Hunters’ Stakes

Friday 2nd November 1866
Railway Selling Steeplechase over 2 miles
1. Redwing owned by Mr Daniel
2. Fairplay owned by Mr Hucker
3. La Pique owned by Mr Shepherd

The final meeting took place on Friday 27th December 1867.

Course today On Ealing Dean Common
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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