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The first recorded meeting in the County Durham town of Stockton was at The Carrs in 1724. From that date to the final closing of the course in 1981 the names have interchanged between Teesside Park and Stockton Racecourse. The badges at the bottom of the page provide a pictorial history of the name interchanges.
Lord Surrey, Sir Thomas Dundas, General Lambton, Sir R Winn
Wednesday 11th September to Friday 13th September 1782
Stockton 10 Guineas Sweepstake over 2 miles
|The final meeting took place on Tuesday 16th June 1981|
The rare handbill shown below is provided courtesy of the Robert Shaw collection.
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org|
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