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Darlington Racecourse, 2nd

54.502778, -1.565708

Darlington

Opened:

1750s

Closed:

1846

Redeveloped

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

30 Sept 2022

HER Description

NEHL - Horse racing took place on the Dodmire fields in the 18th and 19th centuries. The first meeting was held in October 1732, spread over 4 days. Races were moved to Blackwell 30 years later and ended in the mid 19th century, when the final Darlington Plate was won.

A race in 1845 featured the Terrace Stakes, the Darlington Plate and the Ruby Castle stakes with appearances from the Duke of Cleveland, Lord Zetland, Lord Chesterfield, Lord Edlington and Sir J Gerard.

Much of the site is now a golf course, as well as fields leading down to the river.

You can find some excellent info on the racecourses at http://www.greyhoundderby.com/Darlington%20Racecourse.html

Ordnance Survey

'Sketches of The Coal Mines in Northumberland and Durham' T.H.Hair, published in 1844

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'Sketches of The Coal Mines in Northumberland and Durham' T.H.Hair, published in 1844

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

HER information as described above is reproduced under the basis the resource is free of charge for education use. It is not altered unless there are grammatical errors. 

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