1850 at Pontefract (21/05/2013) (Runners:10)
- 1. Arizona John
3. Major Domo
4. Watts Up Son
5. Daring Indian
6. My Guardian Angel
7. Persian Peril
9. Sir Boss
Non Runner. Dewala
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Brighton racecourse is an English horse racing course located a mile to the northeast of the centre of Brighton, Sussex owned by Northern Racing.
It is situated on Whitehawk Hill, on the edge of the South Downs about four hundred feet above sea level. The track takes the form of a horseshoe one and a half miles in length. The finishing straight is about four furlongs in length, with a steep descent followed by a slightly less steep climb to the winning post. It is a left-handed course, used for flat racing only.
There are references to races taking place before 1713, but the first official race meeting at Brighton was held in 1783. The Prince of Wales attended the next year, liked it, and returned with his entourage of high-living, big-betting aristocratic friends. They raced their own horses at Brighton and this helped the racecourse and the town to thrive. Legend has it that when galloping around on the downs on horseback they jumped some hurdles that were used for keeping sheep in pens and thereby invented the concept of hurdle races.
Racing has been held on virtually the same ground on Whitehawk Hill ever since. The course used to extend a further half mile across the golf course towards Roedean. In the early days four mile races could be run by starting at the winning post and "going the wrong way" before taking a loop at the two mile start and coming back in the conventional direction.
Like its geography, the fortunes of the course have gone up and down all through its history. When the Prince of Wales stopped coming to Brighton as much the course went into a decline. But around 1849 it entered one of its most prosperous phases, aided by the coming of the railway, which made it easier for Londoners to come racing. New managers restored the course’s finances, built a new stand, and inaugurated the Brighton Cup. This was a prestigious race for the rest of the nineteenth century graced by high calibre horses, such as winners of the Derby and the Ascot Gold Cup.
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