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Earliest meeting: Thursday 24th March 1881
Final meeting: Thursday 20th March 1884
The Wiltshire area of Tetbury Hill near Malmesbury was the setting for a very special series of steeplechase race meetings which were held on Baron C Tuyll’s estate for a four year period starting on Thursday 24th March 1881. The next year the meeting was held on Wednesday 29th March 1882 and opened with the Folly Stakes in which Mr Blagrave’s Rosebud beat Tramp and Profligate. The principal race, the Tetbury Cup, was won in emphatic style by Captain Playfair’s Limerick Lace, while the concluding Welter Stakes went to Mr T Butt’s Columbine. Races continued for a further two years before the final card was staged on Thursday 20th March 1884.

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

Baron C Tuyll, General Sir Archibald Little, Captain Kearsley

Principal Races Tetbury Cup, Folly Stakes, Welter Sweepstake

Wednesday 29th March 1882
Tetbury Cup
1. Limerick Lace, aged mare owned by Captain Playfair
2. Tramp, aged horse owned by Mr T C P Calley
3. Champion, aged horse owned by Mr T C P Calley
4. Moonstone, aged mare owned by Captain F Henry

The final meeting took place on Thursday 20th March 1884.
Course today On Baron C Tuyll’s course.
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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