TQ2158 : The Old Racecourse

taken 7 years ago, near to Epsom, Surrey, Great Britain

The Old Racecourse
The Old Racecourse
The old alignment of the racecourse, seen from below the start and looking uphill. For a view looking down, see TQ2158 : The Old Racecourse.
Old Racecourse
The Old Racecourse lies below the present start to the racecourse on Epsom Downs: some 2,400m from the finishing line. Trainers and jockeys loathed the steep uphill start to races from the bottom of the valley, and the course was eventually moved to its present higher alignment, slightly to the south, in the nineteenth century. These hedged baulks still mark the old course.
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Date Taken
Friday, 6 August, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 13 August, 2010
Category
Racecourse   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2130 5819 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:18.5944N 0:15.6654W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2122 5824
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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