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Earliest Meeting: Tuesday 3rd April 1725
Final Meeting: Tuesday 3rd April 1725
The rural Tyne and Wear village of Newburn (historically Newburn-Haugh) lies on the River Tyne some 5 miles from Newcastle upon Tyne. The village enjoys a rich history with evidence of Roman remains and a Norman church dating from 1070 AD. At one point in time Newburn was larger and more important than Newcastle due to its position on the Tyne. It is famous for the Battle of Newburn which took place on 28th August 1640 between the Scottish forces and the English forces who were positioned on the south side of the river at Stellahaugh. In more peaceful times the village staged its own races which were advertised in the Newcastle Courant on Saturday 6th March 1725 and took place on Easter Tuesday 3rd April 1725.

This racecourse is not covered in the 4 volumes of Racecourses Here Today and Gone Tomorrow. Ordering details shown below.
Local Patrons Mr Rawls, Mr James Middleton
Principal Races Newburn £10 Plate

Entries for the races had to be made a week before the meeting either at Mr Rawls in Lemington or Mr James Middleton in Newburn. Although the Newcastle Courant widely advertised the meeting, they did not subsequently publish results from the event.

The newspaper extract below is shown courtesy of the Newcastle Courant and British Newspaper Online.

The final meeting took place on Tuesday 3rd April 1725.
Course today Newburn Haugh was on the outskirts 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

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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