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Grateful thanks to Hilary and Michael Jones-Bolt for the excellent scan
7th October 1891
Midway between London and Brighton.
5 furlongs to 2 miles Flat
2 miles to 4 miles 856 yards NH
The Gatwick Cup.
WORLD WAR I
Open and 3 Grand Nationals run at the course during this period.
WORLD WAR II
Closed by mid 1940s
At the August meeting in 1928, Welcome Gift was the 11/4 on favourite and was ridden by Charlie Smirke.
Why was the smirk wiped off Charlies face when he was warned off for his riding of Welcome Gift, and why did this prove to be unjust?
No evidence of the previous existence of a racecourse, it being covered by the airport, although there is a Racecourse restaurant.
15th June 1940
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