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Earliest meeting: Thursday 5th October 1758
Final meeting: Monday 6th October 1862
The tiny Northumbrian village of Felton is located 10 miles south of Alnwick and 9 miles north of Morpeth. The earliest record of racing taking place in the vicinity of Felton was a 2 day meeting on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th October 1758 at Moulshaugh, when a Purse of Gold was contested each day. Entries were made at the Rose and Crown, Felton and dinner was served at the same venue after racing. There was then a lapse in racing until a prolonged period of sport began in 1856 and continued for each of the next 6 years, with a final meeting on Monday 6th October 1862. The opening event at the final meeting was the Coquetside Stakes, while the feature race was the Felton Handicap won by the well-supported Peggy Taft. The crowd were further entertained throughout the meeting by the Felton Brass Band.

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

Mr L Mackey & Mr A Hutchinson (Stewards)

Principal Races

Felton Handicap, Union Stakes, Coquetside Stakes

Monday 6th October 1862
Felton Handicap over 1 ½ miles
1. Peggy Taft, 3 year old owned by Mr Ruddock
2. Bobtail, 3 year old owned by Mr Hadlow
3. Lady Prudhoe, 3 year old owned by Mr Robson

The final meeting took place on Monday 6th October 1862.
Course today At Moulshaugh near Felton.
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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