The Isle of Man is said to have hosted one of the oldest horse races in history called the Manx Derby which is supposed to have been contested over just 3 furlongs. It was arranged by James the 7th Earl of Derby who, at that point in time, was Lord Mann.
  It is known that it took place at the racecourse at Castletown, and there is still evidence today of its previous existence, although it is now part of the Castletown Golf and Country Club.  


If you have badges, racecards, pictures of the racecourse or further details about the course, including your memories, then email