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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.

Local Patrons

Lord Surrey, Sir Thomas Dundas, General Lambton, Sir R Winn

Principal Races  

Wednesday 11th September to Friday 13th September 1782

Stockton 10 Guineas Sweepstake over 2 miles
1. Mayfly owned by Sir Thomas Dundas
2. Priscilla owned by Mr Sleigh
3. Unnamed colt by Goldfinder owned by General Lambton
The winner was 2/5 favourite and wore White with Scarlet spots.

The final meeting took place on Tuesday 16th June 1981
Course today  

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

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

Club Stand 1934 1944 1955
1959 1962 1964 1965
1965 1967 1967 1968
1970 1971 1971 1972
1972 1973 1974 1975
1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1981