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Earliest meeting: Wednesday 27th May 1724
Final meeting: Thursday 20th May 1725
The small Lincolnshire village of Sutterton is located close to Boston, 6 miles to the south-west, in the ‘parts of Holland’ district of the county. Sutterton is one of 18 parishes in the Borough of Boston and enjoys the benefit of a railway station on the Spalding to Boston line. The village held its own two day race meeting in May 1724, beginning on Wednesday 27th May with a Weight for Inches Selling Handicap, with the winner offered for sale for £8.
The meeting was held on the Round Course, which implies that there was at least one other course used by the village, although no earlier evidence of racing can be found in the village. The Stamford Mercury advertised a second day of racing on Thursday 28th May 1724 when the main race was the Sutterton £5 Plate. Entries had to be made by Tuesday 26th May, with horses then stabled in local public house stables which had subscribed to the race fund.
Although the Stamford Mercury widely advertised the races, there is no evidence that they published race results after the meeting.

This racecourse is not covered in the 4 volumes of Racecourses Here Today and Gone Tomorrow. Ordering details shown below.
Local Patrons Local Publicans who subscribed to the race fund
Principal Races Sutterton Weight for Inches Selling Handicap

The newspaper extract below is shown courtesy of the Stamford Mercury and British Newspaper Online.

The next year the Stamford Mercury once again advertised a two day meeting at Sutterton, held on the usual course, with two races on the first day and a principal race on the closing day. On Wednesday 19th May 1725 there was the Sutterton 25 Shillings Saddle, followed by a One Guinea Saddle race, whilst on Thursday 20th May there was the Sutterton 5 Guineas Plate.
The final meeting took place on Thursday 20th May 1725.
Course today Former course is now farmland 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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