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Earliest meeting: Tuesday 16th February 1847
Final meeting: Tuesday 16th February 1847
The County Durham village of Tudhoe lies close to the River Wear, a short distance from both Durham and Spennymoor, and enjoys easy access to the Great North Road. It held its own race meeting on Tuesday 16th February 1847 on a flat piece of ground on the edge of the village, attended by a large group of followers both on horseback and on foot, although no betting took place. The Farmers’ Plate over 2 miles saw Mr Hopper’s Langley Lass beat Waterloo and Farmer’s Lad. The feature race was the Raby and Croxdale Stakes which went to Mr J Mewburn’s Clementina. There are no further records of racing 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 Medd Scarth, Mr Hopper
Principal Races Raby and Croxdale Stakes, Tudhoe Farmers’ Plate

Tuesday 16th February 1847
Raby and Croxdale Stakes over 2 miles
1. Clementina, grey mare owned by Mr J Mewburn
2. Gay Lad, chestnut horse owned by Mr Medd Scarth
3. Ariel, bay horse owned by Mr Stockdale
4. Benjamin, grey horse owned by Mr Robson

The only recorded meeting took place on Tuesday 16th February 1847.

Course today A flat piece of ground within walking distance 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 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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