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Earliest meeting: Saturday 10th April 1830
Final meeting: Saturday 10th April 1830
The Surrey town of Redhill lies in the Reigate and Banstead district of the county. The town is an important commuter area for London, due north of Redhill. On Saturday 10th April 1830 the town organised a race meeting over a 5 mile course starting from a grass field behind Mr Nicholl’s farm in Redhill, opposite the eighth milestone on the Edgware Road and progressing along the same road to the third milestone, just beyond the windmill of Mr Andersons. The stakes were 25 sovereigns for each horse to enter, with the winner taking all, except that the last horse had to pay the stakes of the second horse. The event proved to be a triumph for Mr Caldecott who occupied the first two places, his chestnut mare getting the better of his chestnut horse which was ridden by Captain Becher.

This racecourse is covered in Volume 2 of Racecourses Here Today and Gone Tomorrow. Ordering details shown below.
Local Patrons Lord Clanricarde, Lord W Fitzroy, Lord Belfast
Principal Races Redhill  5 mile Sweepstake

Saturday 10th April 1830
Redhill Sweepstake over 5 miles
1. Unnamed chestnut mare owned by Mr Caldecott and ridden by Pink
2. Unnamed chestnut horse owned by Mr Caldecott and ridden by Captain Becher
3. Wonder, grey horse owned by Lord Ranelagh and ridden by Captain Blane
4. Unnamed bay horse owned and ridden by Mr Codrington
5. Unnamed bay horse owned by Lord Belfast and ridden by Lord Clanricarde

The only recorded meeting took place on Saturday 10th April 1830.

Course today A five mile course starting 8 miles from London on the Edgware Road and finishing 3 miles from London along the same road.
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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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