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Earliest meeting: Saturday 2nd March 1839
Final meeting: Saturday 2nd March 1839
Temple is a Scottish village on the River South-Esk in Midlothian, lying south of Edinburgh. On the edge of the village is Rosebery House, built in 1805 for Archibald Primrose, the 4th Earl of Rosebery. Races were held in the grounds of the Estate on Saturday 2nd March 1839 when the Rosebery Sweepstakes was won by Solomon for Mr Millan. There are no further records of racing taking place in the vicinity of Rosebery.

This racecourse is covered in Volume 3 of Racecourses Here Today and Gone Tomorrow. Ordering details shown below.
Local Patrons Earl of Rosebery, Mr Monteith, Mr Millan
Principal Races Roseberry Sweepstakes

Saturday 2nd March 1839

Roseberry Sweepstakes
1. Solomon owned by Mr Millan
2. Mad Meg owned by Mr Monteith
3. Charlotte owned by Mr Brash

The final meeting took place on Saturday 2nd March 1839.
Course today On the Estate of Rosebery House.
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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