TQ2158 : The Old Racecourse

taken 13 years ago, near to Epsom, Surrey, Great Britain

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The Old Racecourse
The Old Racecourse
This is the old alignment of the back of Epsom Downs racecourse, seen from the turn of Downs House Road. For a view up from the bottom, 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
Sunday, 20 January, 2008   (more nearby)
Sunday, 20 January, 2008
Racecourse   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2144 5812 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:18.5549N 0:15.5464W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2150 5810
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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