SU9477 : Entrance to Royal Windsor Racecourse

taken 5 years ago, near to Windsor, Windsor And Maidenhead, Great Britain

Entrance to Royal Windsor Racecourse
Entrance to Royal Windsor Racecourse
From the A308 Maidenhead Road. The racecourse is located in Rays Meadow, where flat racing began in 1866.
In terms of quality Windsor racecourse did not attempt to compete with nearby Ascot, but gave opportunities to owners of lesser horses in a pleasant setting near London. Before long, jump racing began here too.
In 1923 Windsor Racecourse was the scene of a very unusual triple dead heat. Windsor was one of the few racecourses allowed to stage meetings during both World Wars.

Jump racing ended here in 1998, which had the benefit of preserving the ground for the more lucrative flat race season, though it enjoyed a temporary revival in 2004-2005 while Ascot was closed for redevelopment and Windsor took over some of its fixtures. Windsor made the headlines in October 2012 when champion jockey Richard Hughes rode seven winners in one afternoon.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 24 October, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 25 October, 2015
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 9496 7712 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.1042N 0:38.0281W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 9497 7710
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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