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Earliest meeting: Monday 9th April 1855
Final meeting: Monday 27th September 1858
The Newhall area of Sheffield is to the North East of the city, close to Attercliffe. Today it is near the sporting arena of the Don Valley Stadium, but sport of a different kind was held there in 1855 when a two day Spring race meeting took place on Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th April 1855, followed by a two day Summer meeting in July. At the inaugural meeting on the Monday the opening Sheffield Stakes over 1 ¼ miles was won by Mr Jacob’s Victory from Salopia and Ivanhoe.  Races continued for the next 3 years until a final meeting on Monday 27th September 1858 when the Sheffield Handicap over 1 ½ miles was won by Peggy Taff, while the concluding Attercliffe Stakes went to Mr Osborne’s Spider.

This racecourse is covered in Volume 1 of Racecourses Here Today and Gone Tomorrow. Ordering details shown below.
Local Patrons Count Kruchenberg, Mr Carr, Mr Osborne
Principal Races Sheffield Stakes, Newhall Stakes

Monday 9th & Tuesday 10th April 1855

The Sheffield Stakes over 1 ¼ miles
1. Victory owned by Mr Jacob
2. Salopian owned by Mr Dodson
3. Ivanhoe owned by Mr Tullett

The Newhall Stakes over 1 ¼ miles
1. Nell Gwynne owned by Mr Ewbank
2. Angelo owned by Mr Brown
3. Lady of the Lodge owned by Count Kruchenberg

The final meeting took place on Monday 27th September 1858.
Course today Near to the Don Valley Stadium.
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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