Posted by Caroline on September 22, 1997 at 22:10:02:
In response to HORSE RACING IN REGENCY TIMES, written by CONNIE RINEHOLD on September 20, 1997 at 19:25:20
] A friend of mine has had great difficulty finding research sources on horse racing (when/where/details of occasion) in Regency ersa. Can anyone help?
] Thank you so much.
] Connie Rinehold aka Eve Byron
Where.... Newmarket, Epsom, Maybe Cheltenham(but don't bank on that one, I havn't had time to look it up.
One of the most famous races was at Epsom, it was(still is) called The Oaks (after the house where it was concieved )or The Derby (after the Earl).A race for three-year -old fillies, first run in 1780. 1st winner was Diomed. I beleive that Lord Derby lost the first race.
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