TQ3811 : Lewes Racecourse

near to Offham, East Sussex, Great Britain

Lewes Racecourse
Lewes Racecourse
Like Brighton the track at Lewes follows the ridge of the Downs and is not circuit. Lewes first hosted racing in the 18th century and for two hundred years eked out a living, however, in 1963 the British Racing Board decided that it would no longer finance the course (along with five others). The management struggled on for another year until throwing in the towel in September 1964. Crowds had dwindled due to difficult access to the course and being prey to the elements to the point where takings rarely covered prize money. The track is still there but nowadays used as training gallops. This picture was taken in the U near the top of the course and looks south west.
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Friday, 28 October, 2005   (more nearby)
Friday, 28 October, 2005
Gallops   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 385 117 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:53.2915N 0:1.9373W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 385 118
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