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Earliest meeting: Thursday 5th April 1855
Final meeting: Friday 19th February 1869
Uxendon, an area of north west London previously in Middlesex, was dominated by Uxendon Hall. The Hall was a 16th century Manor House owned by the Bellamy family near to Harrow-on-the-hill. In the middle of the 19th century Uxendon joined forces with nearby Harrow to stage a series of Steeplechase meetings. Harrow had already organised meetings with Wembley in 1848, but on Thursday 5th April 1855 it organised a meeting with Uxendon which was staged on a course a mile out of Harrow on an all grass surface containing easy to jump fences. That meeting opened with the Hunters’ Stakes in which Mr C Symmonds Ironbrace beat Ganymede. The feature Free Handicap went to Mr Elmore’s Janus. Meetings continued successfully for a further 14 years, sometimes billed as Harrow, Kenton and Uxendon, until a final meeting was staged on Friday 19th February 1869.

This racecourse is covered in Volume 2 of Racecourses Here Today and Gone Tomorrow. Ordering details shown below.
Local Patrons Mr John Elmore(Farm owner and racing fanatic)
Principal Races Uxendon Free Handicap, Uxendon Steeplechase

Thursday 5th April 1855
Uxendon Free Handicap over 4 miles
1. Janus, aged horse owned by Mr John Elmore
2. Diana, aged horse owned by Mr Barnett
3. Tom Gurney, aged horse owned by Mr Thorpe
Betting: 5/2 Tom Gurney, 3/1 Rosa, 5/1 Diana, 6/1 Janus

The final meeting took place on Friday 19th February 1869.
Course today A mile from Harrow on grassland with easy fences.
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 johnwslusar@gmail.com

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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