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Earliest meeting: Wednesday 27th May 1863
Final meeting: Wednesday 7th June 1865
The small, pretty North Yorkshire village of Newton-on-Ouse is located in the Hambleton district of the county some 11 kilometres north-west of York. The village was mentioned in the Domesday Book when it was known as Neuuetone. In the middle of the 19th century the village hosted a series of race meetings, beginning on Wednesday 27th May 1863. The course was close to the banks of the Ouse and could be viewed on both sides of the river. At the meeting on Wednesday 18th May 1864 there was a 3 race card which included the Newton Saddle won by Miss Taft, and the Newton Bridle won by Topsy. The following year, on Wednesday 7th June 1865, the feature Silver Cup was won by Mr Collin’s Polly.

This racecourse is covered in Volume 1 of Racecourses Here Today and Gone Tomorrow. Ordering details shown below.
Local Patrons Mr Moses Marshall (Starter), Mr M Cooper (Judge)
Principal Races Newton Silver Cup, Newton Saddle, Newton Bridle

Wednesday 18th May 1864
Newton Silver Cup
1. Ace of Trumps, bay gelding owned by Mr Groves
2. Luck’s All, bay colt owned by Mr Morfoot
3. Miss Taft, bay mare owned by Mr R Cowper

The final meeting took place on Wednesday 7th June 1865.
Course today The course, on the banks of the Ouse, could be uniquely viewed from both sides of the river.
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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