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Earliest meeting: Wednesday 25th September 1799
Final meeting: Thursday 26th September 1799
The small Shropshire village of Llanfair Waterdine lies on the north side of the Teme valley barely 4 miles north west of Knighton. The village lies in beautiful countryside on the southern edge of the Clun Forest and made use of the vast open countryside to host its own races in the last days of the 1700s. The two day meeting took place on Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th September 1799. The Fifty Pounds Cup was won by Harlot, while later in the meeting the Silver Cup saw Bwich Golla defeat Jack-of-Llanfair to secure a Silver Cup for owner Mr Rogers. There are no further records of meetings taking place in the village.

This racecourse is covered in Volume 1 of Racecourses Here Today and Gone Tomorrow. Ordering details shown below.
Local Patrons Mr Shuker, Mr Rogers
Principal Races Llanfair Silver Cup, Llanfair Fifty Punds Cup

Thursday 26th September 1799
Llanfair Fifty Pounds Cup
1. Harlot, bay mare owned by Mr Shuker
2. Venus, bay mare owned by Mr Baugh
3. Unnamed chestnut horse owned by Mr Edwards

The final meeting took place on Thursday 26th September 1799.
Course today In fields on the edge of the village.
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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