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Earliest meeting: Thursday 26th January 1843
Final meeting: Thursday 26th January 1843
The Devon parish of Revelstoke lies just 7 miles south east of Plymouth. Close by is the fishing village of Noss-Mayo and the town of Newton-Ferrers. Despite being very small, Revelstoke held its own race meeting on Thursday 26th January 1843 on a 4 mile cross country course, with 40 fences, several of which were ‘raspers’. The main event was the £50 Steeplechase for which two entered. The bay geldling Claude Melnotte, ridden by Mr W Channing, was made favourite over Negociator ridden by Mr Powell. In the event Claude Melnotte distanced his sole opponent but failed to make the weight at the weigh in, so the stakes were given to Negociator.

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

Mr Terrell, Captain Stewart

Principal Races Revelstoke £50 Steeplechase

Thursday 26th January 1843
Revelstoke £50 Steeplechase
1. Negociator, chestnut gelding owned by Captain Stewart and ridden by Mr Powell
DISQ. Claude Melnotte, bay gelding owned by Mr Terrell and ridden by Mr W Channing

The only recorded meeting took place on Thursday 26th January 1843.

Course today A four mile cross country course with 40 fences.
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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