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Earliest meeting: Thursday 27th July 1871
Final meeting: Friday 10th August 1900
The small county Louth village of Termonfeckin is located 5 miles north east of Drogheda and held its own race meetings in the late 19th and early 20th century. The inaugural meeting was held on Thursday 27th July 1871 on the sandy shores under the direction of the Stewards John Feehan, Robert Corrigan and Nicholas Halligan. A one mile Flat race, sandwiched between two hurdle races, was won by Mr C Mackey’s Sir Roger, while the opening Hurdle race over 2 miles went to Catastrophe owned by Mr James.  After a second Hurdle race was won by Mr M Balfe’s The Little One the day concluded with a pony race. Meetings were popular, well supported events which continued to be staged for the next 23 years. After racing lapsed in 1894 frequent efforts were made to revive the meeting, usually held on ‘the velvet Strand on the bold promontory of Clogerhead’. Those efforts finally came to fruition on Friday 10th August 1900 when the one mile Handicap Plate was won by Mr E Delany’s Royston Prince at the expense of Marshall Music and Bellotte, while the Committee Plate went to Honeymoon II owned by Mr W T Brabazon, whose relation had provided Swinford with their course at an earlier time.

This racecourse is covered in Volume 4 of Racecourses Here Today and Gone Tomorrow. Ordering details shown below.
Local Patrons Mr P Moore, Mr T Maguire, Mr N T Murphy (Stewards)
Principal Races Termonfeckin Handicap Plate, Committee Plate

Friday 10th August 1900

The Termonfeckin Handicap Plate over a mile
1. Royston Prince owned by Mr E Delany
2. Marshal Music owned by Mr C W Meredith
3. Bellotte owned by Mr J C Malone

The Committee Plate over 2 ½ miles
1. Honeymoon II owned by Mr W T Brabazon
2. Germaine owned by Mr E Delany
3. The Little Mot owned by Mr P J Maher

The final meeting took place on Friday 10th August 1900 with the results shown above.
Course today On the Strands on the promontory of Clogerhead.
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 johnwslusar@gmail.com

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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