RACECOURSE – Redcar Racecourse Spring Meeting
Accreditation The Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 06/04/1877.
REDCAR RACECOURSE SPRING MEETING.
Wednesday, April 4th
Stewards – Earl of Zetland, Viscount Helmsley, M.P., Viscount Lascelles, Viscount Castlereagh, R. C. Vyner, Esq., J. Trotter, Esq., and J. D. Shafto, Esq. Judge, Handicapper, and Clerk of the Scales – Mr. W. J. Ford. Starter – Mr. Ridley. Clerk of the Course – Mr. T. S. Dawson.
This pleasant one-day meeting took place today (04/04), and was as successful as on any form occasion. Whatever may be the attractions elsewhere, Mr. Dawson always receives a large share of patronage, and today was no exception to the rule. The gathering is admitted to be one of the best conducted and most enjoyable in the North, and its great popularity with all those of horses, holiday people, and in fact everybody connected, is in a large measure due to the courtesy and good management of the Clerk of the Course. The weather, which has been wet all yesterday, and until an early hour this morning, cleared up during the forenoon, and was most brilliant and summer-like; consequently there was a great influx of pleasure-seekers into the town, and it was computed that there were nearly 20,000 persons present on the course during the afternoon. There was a general impression felt that the fields would rule small, from the fact of the meeting following Durham so closely, and immediately preceding Catterick Bridge meetings, but the reverse was the case, large fields being the order of the afternoon, and the going was first class. The “card,” was made up of five events, which were got through in good time, and the major part of the crowd were enabled to depart by relief trains dispatched before the ordinaries were due. Backers were most unfortunate, and fail to select a winner all day.