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Racecourse Collection

"Thrilling Moments and Historic Races: A Glimpse into the World of Racecourses" Step right up and immerse yourself in the exhilarating world of racecourses

Background imageRacecourse Collection: Poster advertising Austin Healey Sprite MK II

Poster advertising Austin Healey Sprite MK II
Poster advertising the Austin Healey Sprite MK II

Background imageRacecourse Collection: Pat Taaffe on Irish-trained Arkle takes the last fence ahead of English champion Mill House

Pat Taaffe on Irish-trained Arkle takes the last fence ahead of English champion Mill House, ridden by G.W. Robinson before racing on to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup

Background imageRacecourse Collection: Racecourse Ground Art - Wrexham

Racecourse Ground Art - Wrexham
Watercolour of the Racecourse Ground, home of Wrexham F.C. 1864 - current day. Capacity 10, 500. Original painting size 20" x 16" created in 2002 by Kevin Fletcher

Background imageRacecourse Collection: Liverpool Grand National Steeplechase

Liverpool Grand National Steeplechase. 1839

Background imageRacecourse Collection: Starting Post, Saratoga Race Course, NY State, USA

Starting Post, Saratoga Race Course, NY State, USA
Jockeys and their horses, including War Admiral, approaching the Starting Post, Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Springs, New York State, USA. Date: 1939

Background imageRacecourse Collection: Brigadier Gerard and Joe Mercer after winning the 1972 Eclipse Stakes at Sandown 8th July

Brigadier Gerard and Joe Mercer after winning the 1972 Eclipse Stakes at Sandown 8th July 1972

Background imageRacecourse Collection: Newmarket Race Course, 1940

Newmarket Race Course, 1940. Racing in Newmarket was first recorded in the time of James I. Charles II was known to attend races on Newmarket Heath with his brother, the future James II

Background imageRacecourse Collection: Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar

Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar York Racecourse Dante Festival, York Racecourse York Racecourse, York, England 13 May 2011 Date: 13 May 2011

Background imageRacecourse Collection: Red Rum at full stretch as he jumps over fence on his way to winning the Grand National

Red Rum at full stretch as he jumps over fence on his way to winning the Grand National for the third time at Aintree 1st April 1977

Background imageRacecourse Collection: Warwick Races, from The Illustrated London News, 12th April 1845 (engraving)

Warwick Races, from The Illustrated London News, 12th April 1845 (engraving)
XJF311252 Warwick Races, from The Illustrated London News, 12th April 1845 (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageRacecourse Collection: Warwick Racecourse 33260_028

Warwick Racecourse 33260_028
Warwick Racecourse, Warwickshire, 2016

Background imageRacecourse Collection: Folkestone racecourse 33328_003

Folkestone racecourse 33328_003
Folkestone Racecourse, Kent, 2017

Background imageRacecourse Collection: Newbury Racecourse Station, September 1905

Newbury Racecourse Station, September 1905
A view of the paddock at Newbury Racecourse Station in Berkshire in September 1905. A horse is being led across the grass towards a crowd of people dressed for a race meeting

Background imageRacecourse Collection: Hexham Racecourse

Hexham Racecourse Date: 04 October 2002

Background imageRacecourse Collection: Frankel With Jockey Tom Queally

Frankel With Jockey Tom Queally. Horse Ebor Festival, York Racecourse York Racecourse, York, England 22 August 2012 EBOR FESTIVAL, YORK RACECOURSE, ENGLAND, AUGUST 2012 Date: 22 August 2012

Background imageRacecourse Collection: Suffragette Emily Davison Epsom Derby Jockey

Suffragette Emily Davison Epsom Derby Jockey. The Kings jockey Herbert Jones removed from Epsom Racecourse, following the incident on Derby day, June 4th, 1913

Background imageRacecourse Collection: Redcar Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing venue located in Redcar, North Yorkshire

Redcar Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing venue located in Redcar, North Yorkshire. Royal Prerogative ridden by Lester Piggott, wins the William Hill Gold Cup at Redcar

Background imageRacecourse Collection: Bystander masthead design, society at the races

Bystander masthead design, society at the races
Stylised masthead design on the front cover of The Bystander magazine featuring smart society mingling at the races, possibly Ascot, the Derby or Goodwood. Date: 1930

Background imageRacecourse Collection: The Princes Second Derby, 1900: Diamond Jubilee first past the post, (1901). Creator: Unknown

The Princes Second Derby, 1900: Diamond Jubilee first past the post, (1901). Creator: Unknown
The Princes Second Derby, 1900: Diamond Jubilee first past the post, (1901). Thoroughbred race horse owned by the Prince of Wales winning the Derby at Epsom racecourse in Surrey

Background imageRacecourse Collection: Four Jockeys, 1889 (oil on board)

Four Jockeys, 1889 (oil on board)
3247924 Four Jockeys, 1889 (oil on board) by Degas, Edgar (1834-1917); 46x37.2 cm; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, USA; French, out of copyright

Background imageRacecourse Collection: Mid-Day Sun winning the Epsom Derby, 1937

Mid-Day Sun winning the Epsom Derby, 1937
Mid-Day Sun winning the Epsom Derby in 1937, illustrating a fixtures card for May 1938. Date: 1937

Background imageRacecourse Collection: Derby Day at Epsom with grandstand, 1895

Derby Day at Epsom with grandstand, 1895. Date: 1895

Background imageRacecourse Collection: View of paddock and grandstand, Newbury racecourse

View of paddock and grandstand, Newbury racecourse. Date: circa 1910

Background imageRacecourse Collection: Bideford racecourse

Bideford racecourse
Double page spread from The Tatler, reporting on Shebberton race course at Bideford in North Devon. Date: 1923

Background imageRacecourse Collection: Saratoga Springs, N. Y. grand stand, race track, c. 1900-10 (b / w photo)

Saratoga Springs, N. Y. grand stand, race track, c. 1900-10 (b / w photo)
XOS862652 Saratoga Springs, N.Y. grand stand, race track, c.1900-10 (b/w photo) by Detroit Publishing Co. (1880-1920); Private Collection; American, out of copyright

Background imageRacecourse Collection: Pontefract racecourse early 1900's

Pontefract racecourse early 1900's

Background imageRacecourse Collection: The Paddock Doncaster Race Course possibly 1920s

The Paddock Doncaster Race Course possibly 1920s

Background imageRacecourse Collection: Main Grandstand

Main Grandstand York Racecourse Dante Festival, York Racecourse York Racecourse, York, England 16 May 2012 Date: 16 May 2012

Background imageRacecourse Collection: Doncaster Racecourse

Doncaster Racecourse Winners Enclosure 25 March 1997 Date: 25 March 1997

Background imageRacecourse Collection: The Gentleman Jockey, a play by Edward Marris

The Gentleman Jockey, a play by Edward Marris. circa late 1900s

Background imageRacecourse Collection: China, Hong Kong, Happy Valley Racecourse

China, Hong Kong, Happy Valley Racecourse

Background imageRacecourse Collection: At the Races, c1866-1868, (1937). Creator: Edgar Degas

At the Races, c1866-1868, (1937). Creator: Edgar Degas
At the Races, c1866-1868, (1937). The Parade, or Race Horses in front of the Stands. Painting in the Musee d Orsay, Paris. From " The Impressionists" by Wilhelm Uhde

Background imageRacecourse Collection: Doncaster Race Course, 1940

Doncaster Race Course, 1940. Doncaster is one of the oldest established centres for horse racing in Britain, with records of regular race meetings going back to the 16th Century

Background imageRacecourse Collection: Happy Valley Racecourse, Hong Kong, circa 1880s

Happy Valley Racecourse, Hong Kong, circa 1880s. Date: circa 1880s

Background imageRacecourse Collection: Delegator Ridden By F. Dettori & Regal Parade Ridden By A

Delegator Ridden By F. Dettori & Regal Parade Ridden By A
Delegator Ridden By F.Dettori & Regal Parade Ridden By A Nicholls The Duke Of York Blue Square Stakes Dante Festival, York Racecourse York Racecourse, York, England 11 May 2011 Date: 11 May 2011

Background imageRacecourse Collection: Epsom Racecourse (coloured engraving)

Epsom Racecourse (coloured engraving)
729503 Epsom Racecourse (coloured engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Epsom Racecourse - The Coming In. Engraving by Smyth)

Background imageRacecourse Collection: Derby Day at Epsom racecourse, Epsom Downs, Surrey

Derby Day at Epsom racecourse, Epsom Downs, Surrey, England -- horse-drawn coaches and other traffic arriving for the big event. Date: 1922

Background imageRacecourse Collection: SPRING V LANGAN 1824

SPRING V LANGAN 1824
Spring and Langan fight at a packed Worcester Racecourse Date: 7 January 1824

Background imageRacecourse Collection: The Riders, c. 1885 (oil on canvas)

The Riders, c. 1885 (oil on canvas)
3428118 The Riders, c.1885 (oil on canvas) by Degas, Edgar (1834-1917); 73.03x90.81 cm; National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA; French, out of copyright

Background imageRacecourse Collection: Race for the Great St Leger Stakes, 1836. Artist: Harris

Race for the Great St Leger Stakes, 1836. Artist: Harris
Race for the Great St Leger Stakes, 1836. First held in 1776, the St Leger is the oldest of the five classic English horse races

Background imageRacecourse Collection: The Main Stand - The Racecourse - Deauville, France

The Main Stand - The Racecourse - Deauville, France Date: circa 1909

Background imageRacecourse Collection: Marseilles, France - scene at the racecourse

Marseilles, France - scene at the racecourse, Parc Borely. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageRacecourse Collection: The End of the Races at Auteuil, c.1888-98 (oil on canvas)

The End of the Races at Auteuil, c.1888-98 (oil on canvas)
XIR222748 The End of the Races at Auteuil, c.1888-98 (oil on canvas) by Smith, Carlton Alfred (1853-1946); Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee Carnavalet, Paris

Background imageRacecourse Collection: Race track - Saratoga, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Race track - Saratoga, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Race track - Saratoga, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageRacecourse Collection: The Race for the Grand Prix de Paris, at Longchamps, on the 5th June, 1864. Creator: Unknown

The Race for the Grand Prix de Paris, at Longchamps, on the 5th June, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Race for the Grand Prix de Paris, at Longchamps, on the 5th June, 1864....owing to the inferiority of the animals ultimately left on the card

Background imageRacecourse Collection: The Start for the Derby - from a photograph by Mr. Herbert Watkins, 1864. Creator: Unknown

The Start for the Derby - from a photograph by Mr. Herbert Watkins, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Start for the Derby - from a photograph by Mr. Herbert Watkins, 1864. It is a singular Turf anomaly that the greatest race in the world should be run over perhaps the worst

Background imageRacecourse Collection: Race of Ezikos in the Hippodrome in Berlin, Germany, historical illustration circa 1893

Race of Ezikos in the Hippodrome in Berlin, Germany, historical illustration circa 1893
UIG5413938 Race of Ezikos in the Hippodrome in Berlin, Germany, historical illustration circa 1893; UIG

Background imageRacecourse Collection: Racecourse, Newmarket (b/w photo)

Racecourse, Newmarket (b/w photo)
8649168 Racecourse, Newmarket (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Racecourse, Newmarket)



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"Thrilling Moments and Historic Races: A Glimpse into the World of Racecourses" Step right up and immerse yourself in the exhilarating world of racecourses. From iconic moments to breathtaking races, these hints will take you on a journey through time, capturing the essence of this beloved sport. Transport yourself back to a bygone era with a vintage poster advertising the Austin Healey Sprite MK II. Feel the excitement building as you witness Pat Taaffe astride Irish-trained Arkle triumphantly clearing the last fence ahead of English champion Mill House. Marvel at the artistic beauty captured in Racecourse Ground Art - Wrexham, where every brushstroke brings alive the passion and energy that permeates these hallowed grounds. Take your place at Saratoga Race Course's Starting Post in NY State, USA, feeling your heart race as thoroughbreds thunder past you towards victory. Travel back further still to 1940s Newmarket Race Course, where elegance meets adrenaline amidst an atmosphere steeped in tradition. Witness Red Rum soaring over fences during his triumphant Grand National win – a moment frozen forever in time. Delve deeper into history with an engraving from Warwick Races dating all the way back to April 1845. Imagine being among those who witnessed horse racing's evolution firsthand. Step into The Paddock at Doncaster Race Course, possibly from the 1920s, surrounded by glamour and anticipation as spectators eagerly await their chosen champions. Gaze upon grandstands that have stood witness to countless victories and defeats; each structure holds stories etched within its walls. Folkestone racecourse stands tall against nature's backdrop while hosting thrilling races for enthusiastic fans. Experience royalty's presence at The Princes Second Derby in 1900 when Diamond Jubilee galloped first past the post under unknown creator’s watchful eye – proof that greatness knows no boundaries or origins.