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Earliest meeting: Tuesday 30th March 1841
Final meeting: Tuesday 30th March 1841
The North Yorkshire village of Sand Hutton lies in the Ryedale district of the county just 6 miles north east of York and a short distance from Thirsk. The village has a rich history, being recorded in the 1086 Domesday Book when known as Hottune. The Manor of Sand Hutton has been passed down through a number of important people over the years after initially being owned by the Crown. One key owner was Sir Robert Walker who built his own railway in the grounds to transport him around his vast estate. In the mid-1800s the village held its own race meeting on Tuesday 30th March 1841, although the card consisted of one Sweepstake over 3 miles. After a thrilling race Mr Jordeson’s four year old Creeping Jane was the winner when ridden by Atkinson. There are no further records of races 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 Jordeson, Mr Smithson, Mr Meek
Principal Races Sand Hutton Sweepstake

Tuesday 30th March 1841
Sand Hutton one sovereign Sweepstake over 3 miles
1. Creeping Jane, grey mare owned by Mr Jordeson
2. Rattler, brown horse owned by Mr Meek
3. Atalanta, grey mare owned by Mr Smithson

The only recorded meeting took place on Tuesday 30th March 1841.

Course today Over a 3 mile course of good hunting ground 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

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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