Newmarket Racecourses since 1600
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1 Starting post of last half of Abingdon mile to TYC winning post - 0m 1f 143.5y 1859 - 1866 First recorded in the 1859 Racing Calendar Last recorded in the 1866 Racing Calendar 2 Yearling course (First 1/3 of Rowley Mile) - 0m 2f 147y 1788 - 1859 First used on Saturday 12th April 1788 won by PSYCHE owned by Lord Grosvenor Last run on Tuesday 11th October 1859 won by BROTHER TO REMEDY owned by Mr Jackson 3 Old Betting Post on Criterion Course to end of Beacon Course - 0m 3f 53y 1859 - 1866 First recorded in the 1859 Racing Calendar Last recorded in the 1866 Racing Calendar 4 Chesterfield Course (last half mile of Bunbury Mile, later extended to 5f) - 0m 3f 212y 1852 - present at 5f First used on Wednesday 7th July 1852 won by TORMENT owned by Lord Ribblesdale 5 First half of Abingdon Mile - 0m 3f 215y 1776 - 1867 First used on Friday 3rd May 1776 won by FIREAWAY owned by Lord Clermont Last used on Friday 27th September 1867 won by RITUALIST owned by Mr Pryor 6 Last half of Abingdon Mile - 0m 3f 217y 1852 - 1907 First used on Tuesday 28th September 1852 won by BROCKET owned by Mr B Way Last used on Tuesday 14th May 1907 won by BILLY BOY owned by Mr Jim Joel 7 Last half mile of New TYC - 0m 4f 0y 1852 - 1879 First used on Tuesday 6th July 1852 won by FLIRT owned by the Duke of Bedford Last run on Wednesday 2nd July 1879 won by INNOCENT owned by Count Frederick de Lagrange 8 Two-year-old Course (on Flat) - 0m 5f 136y 1784 - present First used on Monday 1st November 1784 won by MELON owned by Sir John Moore 9 Two-year-old Course (Bunbury Mile) - 0m 5f 136y 1821 - present First used on Thursday 24th May 1821 won by SARDONYX owned by Mr Thornhill 10 New TYO Course on Bunbury Mile Course - 0m 5f 136y 1852 - present First used on Wednesday 12th May 1852 won by CHILD OF THE MIST owned by Mr Wigram 11 Bedford Stakes Course (Ancaster SP to Duke’s Stand) - 0m 5f 162y 1852 - 1858 First used on Wednesday 13th October 1852 won by NINNYHAMMER owned by Captain D Lane Last run on Wednesday 13th October 1858 won by KING AT ARMS owned by Mr Alexander 12 From Turn of the Lands (Criterion Course) - 0m 5f 184y 1723 - 1903 First used on Wednesday 2nd October 1723 won by CARLISLE owned by Lord Milsintown Last run on Friday 30th October 1903 won by LILY MAID owned by Mr John Hammond 13 Bretby Course (Last 3/4 of Bunbury Mile, later of July Mile Course) - 0m 6f 0y 1852 - present First run on Thursday 14th October 1852 won by GLENAVON owned by Mr Payne 14 Ditch Mile (Wp in The Furzes) - 0m 7f 178y 1765 - 1948 First used on Saturday 13th April 1765 won by GOLDEN ARABIAN owned by Lord Northumberland Last run on Wednesday 14th April 1948 resulting in a dead-heat between PRETENCE and TOLLBOOTH 15 Bunbury Mile - 0m 7f 208y 1771 - present First used on Monday 21st October 1771 won by SPECTATOR owned by Sir Charles Bunbury 16 Abingdon Mile - 0m 7f 211y 1777 - 1957 First used on Friday 10th October 1777 won by NOISETTE owned by Lord Clermont Last run on Wednesday 2nd October 1957 won by ENGLISH MISS owned by Mr Irving Allen 17 Rowley Mile (last mile of Across the Flat) - 1m 0f 1y 1760 - present First run on Friday 2nd May 1760 won by HOBBY-HORSE owned by Mr Greville 18 Straight Course - 1m 0f 0y 1735 - 1736 First run on Friday 3rd October 1735 won by FIDLER owned by Lord Portmore Last run Tuesday 6th April 1736 PLAISTOW owned by Lord Lonsdale 19 Ancaster Mile - 1m 0f 18y 1774 - 1903 First run on Friday 7th October 1774 won by REBUS owned by Mr Strode Last run Friday 17th April 1903 won by COUNTERMARK owned by Sir Edward Vincent 20 (a-d) Cambridgeshire Course - 1m 0f 240y 1843 - 1903 20a Last mile and distance of the Beacon Course 1839-42; First run on Beacon Course on Monday 28th October 1839 Won by LANERCOST owned by Mr Ramsay Last run on Monday 24th October 1842 won by RALPH owned by Lord Albemarle 20b Last mile and distance of the straight Cambridgeshire course from 1843; First run on straight Cambridgeshire course on Monday 23rd October 1843 won by NAT owned by Mr Eddison Last run on Tuesday 25th October 1887 won by GLORIATION owned by Mr H Vyner 20c Later a New Cambridgeshire course on Rowley Mile First run on Tuesday 23rd October 1888 won by VERACITY owned by Mr Leigh and continues to be run on the 'Across the Flats' or 'Rowley Mile' course 20d Cambridgeshire course continued to be used for the 'Old Cambridgeshire' until 1903 Straight Cambridgeshire course last used for Old Cambridgeshire on Friday 30th October 1903 won by LADY HELP owned by Mr C T Pulley Course was disbanded and grandstand demolished in November 1904 21 Last mile & Distance of BC - 1m 1f 156y 1773 - 1851 First run on Friday 9th July 1773 won by ACTIVE owned by Lord Ferrers Last run on Wednesday 2nd July 1851 won by THESEUS owned by Mr G Higgins 22 Across the Flat - 1m 2f 24y 1817 - present First run on Monday 7th April 1817 won by ROLLER owned by Mr Lake 23 Across the Flat - 1m 2f 44y 1773 - 1816 First run on Tuesday 30th March 1773 won by LIONESS owned by Mr Blake Last run on Friday 1st November 1816 won by CASTRELLA owned by Mr Stephenson 24 Champion Stakes Course (start of Rowley Mile to Duke’s Stand) - 1m 3f 201y 1850 - 1852 First run on Wednesday 15th May 1850 won by BORDEAUX owned by the Duke of Bedford Last run on Wednesday 12th May 1852 won by HUGO owned by the Duke of Bedford 25 Suffolk Stakes Course (last mile and half of Round Course) - 1m 4f 2y 1852 - present First run on Wednesday 12th May 1852 won by ST ANTONIO owned by Lord Clifden 26 Last mile and a half of the Two Middle Mile Course - 1m 4f 29y 1852 - 1948 First run on Saturday 30th October 1852 won by KNIGHT OF THE GARTER owned by Lord Glasgow Last run on Tuesday 26th October 1948 won by FIGHTER COMMAND trained by Lawson 27 Clermont Course (Ditch to Duke's Stand) - 1m 5f 217y 1763 - 1858 First run on Thursday 28th April 1763 won by EXOTIC owned by Mr Greville Last run on Thursday 8th April 1858 won by HARRY STANLEY owned by Major Houston 28 New Round Course on the Flat - 1m 6f 0y 1801 - 1807 First run on Friday 9th April 1801 won by METEOR owned by Lord Clermont Last recorded in the Racing Calendar in 1807 29 Fox's Course - 1m 6f 55y 1787 - 1808 First run on Friday 19th October 1787 won by BUSTLER owned by the Duke of Bedford Last recorded as a course in the 1808 Racing Calendar 30 Audley End Course (start of TYO Course to end of BC) - 1m 6f 131y 1809 - 1873 First run on Wednesday 19th April 1809 won by EATON owned by Lord Grosvenor Last run on Monday 24th April 1873 won by REINE owned by Claude Lefevre 31 Two Middle Miles of BC - 1m 7f 125y 1756 - 1948 First run on Saturday 9th October 1756 won by CARISTINA owned by the Duke of Cumberland Last run on Friday 30th April 1948 won by REPARTEE trained by Towser Gosden 32 Summer Course (last 2 miles of Round Course) - 2m 0f 0y 1852 - present First run on Wednesday 7th July 1852 won by BUSHRANGER owned by Mr Etwall 33 Ditch-in - 2m 0f 97y 1751 - 1892 First run on Monday 23rd September 1751 won by CARTOUCHE owned by Mr Curzon Last run on Friday 30th September 1892 won by BUSHEY PARK owned by Mr J H Houldsworth 34 Cesarewitch Course (from SP of Two Middle Miles to the End of the Flat) - 2m 2f 28y 1839 - present First run on Wednesday 16th October 1839 Won by CRUISKEEN owned by Lord Milltown 35 Dutton's Course - 3m 0f 0y 1773 - 1806 First run on Wednesday 14th April 1773 won by MISS TIMS owned by Mr Fox Last run on Tuesday 6th May 1806 won by STRETCH owned by Lord Foley 36 Last 3 miles of BC - 3m 0f 45y 1748 - 1904 First run on Saturday 16th April 1748 won by BLANK owned by Mr Haydon Last recorded in the 1904 Racing Calendar, as the old 3 mile Beacon Course ceased to exist 37 Round Course beyond the ditch - 3m 4f 187y 1819 - present First run on Wednesday 3rd November 1819 won by ALLEGRO owned by Lord Cavendish 38 Round Course 2 - 3m 6f 93y 1665 - 1806 Newmarket Town Plate run annually on the Round Course, currently over about 3m 6f, won by King Charles II on Saturday 14th October 1671 and again on Saturday 14th October 1675 On Tuesday 26th April 1768 the Jockey Club Challenge Cup (Plate) was won by VISION owned by the Duke of Ancaster Last run on Thursday 2nd October 1806 won by BARBAROSSA owned by Mr Delme Radcliffe Course destroyed in 1806 39 Duke's Course - 4m 0f 184y 1762 - 1806 First run on Saturday 8th May 1762 won by THE PANTON ARABIAN owned by Mr Thomas Panton Last run on Wednesday 23rd April 1806 won by BARBAROSSA owned by Mr Delme Radcliffe 40 Beacon Course - 4m 1f 138y 1735 - 1868 First run on 1st April 1735 won by SPIDER owned by Lord Lonsdale On Tuesday 24th April 1756 the Challenge Whip (later purported to contain tail hairs from Eclipse, foaled on 1st April 1764) for 200 Guineas, equivalent today to £48,000 was contested for the first time and won by MATCH'EM owned by Mr Fenwick Last run on Thursday 24th September 1868 won by NYANZA owned by Baron de Rothschild 41 Four Mile Course - 4m 0f 0y 1669 - 1756 First run in 1669 when won by an unnamed horse owned by Sir Elliot Last run on Saturday 9th October 1756 won by RAMPER owned by Captain Wentworth 42 Six Mile Course - 6m 0f 0y 1622 - 1788 Match on Friday 8th March 1622 between Lord Salisbury and Marquess of Buckingham Last run on Tuesday 5th October 1790 won by BUSTLER owned by the Duke of Queensberry 43 Long Course - 8m 0f 0y 1613 - 1728 First run in April 1613 Last run on Friday 5th April 1728 won by MERRY PINTLE owned by Sir Edward O’Brien 44 Newmarket Steeplechase Course 1894 - 1905 First meeting Thursday 29th November 1894, first race won by ORDEAL owned by Mr Percy Final meeting Thursday 28th December 1905, final race won by CLANDON LAD owned by Mr J C Allen-Jeffreys 45 Cheveley Park Steeplechase Course - 1m 2f 0y 1893 - 1893 First meeting Thursday 30th November 1893, first race won by CARPET KNIGHT owned by Mr W Harvey Final meeting Thursday 30th November 1893, final race won by EILY owned by the Duke of Hamilton 46 Kennet Steeplechase Course - 3m 0f 0y 1879 - 1879 First meeting Thursday 20th March 1879, first race won by SUMMERTIME owned by Mr J J Kelly Final meeting Thursday 20th March 1879, final race won by FOXHOUND owned by Mr Joe Cannon 47 Moulton Steeplechase Course - 3m 4f 0y 1863 - 1863 First meeting Thursday 19th February 1863, first race won by OLIVER TWIST owned by Mr B Land Final meeting Friday 20th February 1863, final race won by SUNFLOWER owned by Mr Golby 48 Wheelton Rd, Moulton Steeplechase Course - 4m 0f 0y 1848 - 1848 First meeting Friday 11th February 1848, first race won by BRITISH YEOMAN owned by Mr John Elmore Final meeting Friday 11th February 1848, final race won by COUNT owned by Mr Death