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Earliest meeting: Thursday 28th March 1811
Final meeting: Thursday 10th April 1817
The town of Barton, or to give it its full name, Barton-upon-Humber, is in north Lincolnshire on the south bank of the Humber Estuary. It is situated 10 kilometres from Hull and 50 kilometres from the county town of Lincoln. In the early part of the 19th century the town held race meetings, the first of which was on Thursday 28th March 1811 when entries had to be made at the George Inn prior to racing. On Tuesday 23rd March 1813 the two race programme opened with the Marconi Hunter Chase over 2 miles, followed by a Sweepstakes confined to gentleman riders.  The final meeting took place on Thursday 10th April 1817.

Local Patrons Lord Scarborough, Captain Wright
Principal Races Marconi Hunters Stakes, Gentleman Riders Sweepstakes, Craven Stakes
The final meeting took place on Thursday 10th April 1817.

Tuesday 23rd March 1813
Marconi Hunters Stakes over 2 miles
1. Unnamed chestnut mare by Stamford owned by Mr T Sykes
2. Benedict, 4 year old chestnut gelding owned by Mr J Grant
3. Merry Lad, chestnut gelding owned by Mr T Grant

Course today In fields on the outskirts of the town.
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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