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Race Course Collection

Background imageRace Course 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 imageRace Course 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 imageRace Course 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 imageRace Course 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 imageRace Course 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 imageRace Course 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 imageRace Course 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 imageRace Course Collection: The races at Cairo: canter in front of the grand stand before the start, 1864. Creator: Unknown

The races at Cairo: canter in front of the grand stand before the start, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The races at Cairo: canter in front of the grand stand before the start, 1864. Engraving from a sketch by Mr. Frederick George

Background imageRace Course Collection: Elephant Steeplechase at Rangoon, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Elephant Steeplechase at Rangoon, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Elephant Steeplechase at Rangoon, 1858. The British entertaining themselves in Burma. The officers of the garrison at Rangoon wound up their Monsoon Meeting with two pony steeplechases

Background imageRace Course Collection: Review of Her Majesty's Troops and Volunteers at Cape Town by Prince Alfred... 1860

Review of Her Majesty's Troops and Volunteers at Cape Town by Prince Alfred... 1860. Creator: Unknown
Review of Her Majesty's Troops and Volunteers at Cape Town by Prince Alfred - from a sketch by T. W. Bowler, 1860. Queen Victoria's son makes an official visit to the Cape Colony

Background imageRace Course Collection: Start, Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky. The, c1907. Creator: Unknown

Start, Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky. The, c1907. Creator: Unknown
Start, Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky. The, c1907

Background imageRace Course Collection: Epsom Races: The Winner, after the Race, 1856. Creator: Unknown

Epsom Races: The Winner, after the Race, 1856. Creator: Unknown
Epsom Races: The Winner, after the Race, 1856. Horses, owners and jockeys. Fly-by-Night was in considerable demand. At first 15 to 1 was booked about him to several hundred pounds

Background imageRace Course Collection: The Spring-Meeting before Sebastopol - the First [Jump?], Second Race, 1856 Creator: Unknown

The Spring-Meeting before Sebastopol - the First [Jump?], Second Race, 1856 Creator: Unknown
The Spring-Meeting before Sebastopol - the First [Jump?], Second Race, 1856. Crimean War: off-duty soldiers organise their own entertainment

Background imageRace Course Collection: Wolfe's Monument, Plains of Abraham, Quebec, (1901?). Creator: Unknown

Wolfe's Monument, Plains of Abraham, Quebec, (1901?). Creator: Unknown
Wolfe's Monument, Plains of Abraham, Quebec, (1901?)

Background imageRace Course Collection: Grand Military Steeplechase in the Crimea, 1856. Creator: Unknown

Grand Military Steeplechase in the Crimea, 1856. Creator: Unknown
Grand Military Steeplechase in the Crimea, 1856. Off duty during the Crimean War: British soldiers make their own amusement

Background imageRace Course Collection: The Newmarket October Meeting -- The Birdcage on a Rainy Day, 1891. Creator: Unknown

The Newmarket October Meeting -- The Birdcage on a Rainy Day, 1891. Creator: Unknown
The Newmarket October Meeting -- The Birdcage on a Rainy Day, 1891. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper", Volume 44. July to December, 1891

Background imageRace Course Collection: The Newmarket October Meeting -- Racing in Wind and Rain; rain on the Course, 1891. Creator: Unknown

The Newmarket October Meeting -- Racing in Wind and Rain; rain on the Course, 1891. Creator: Unknown
The Newmarket October Meeting -- Racing in Wind and Rain; rain on the Course, 1891. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper", Volume 44. July to December, 1891

Background imageRace Course Collection: Society at Ascot- The Cup Day, 1890. Creator: Unknown

Society at Ascot- The Cup Day, 1890. Creator: Unknown
Society at Ascot- The Cup Day, 1890. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper", Volume 41. January to June, 1890

Background imageRace Course Collection: Esquisse pour le salon des Sciences de l'Hôtel de Ville : Le champ de courses de Longchamp, c.1889

Esquisse pour le salon des Sciences de l'Hôtel de Ville : Le champ de courses de Longchamp, c.1889
Esquisse pour le salon des Sciences de l'Hotel de Ville : Le champ de courses de Longchamp, c.1889. View of the racecourse at Longchamp: spectators, soldiers, Mont Valerien

Background imageRace Course Collection: The Racing Season- Notes at Newmarket; An Owners Visit to his Racing Stable, 1890. Creator: Unknown

The Racing Season- Notes at Newmarket; An Owners Visit to his Racing Stable, 1890. Creator: Unknown
The Racing Season- Notes at Newmarket; An Owners Visit to his Racing Stable, 1890. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper", Volume 41. January to June, 1890

Background imageRace Course Collection: The Racing Season- Notes at Newmarket; Inspecting the Favourite, 1890. Creator: Unknown

The Racing Season- Notes at Newmarket; Inspecting the Favourite, 1890. Creator: Unknown
The Racing Season- Notes at Newmarket; Inspecting the Favourite, 1890. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper", Volume 41. January to June, 1890

Background imageRace Course Collection: The Racing Season at Newmarket; Watching the preliminary canter, 1890. Creator: Unknown

The Racing Season at Newmarket; Watching the preliminary canter, 1890. Creator: Unknown
The Racing Season at Newmarket; Watching the preliminary canter, 1890. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper", Volume 42. July to December, 1890

Background imageRace Course Collection: The Humours of Horse Racing, Between the Races, c1816 (1886). Creator: Unknown

The Humours of Horse Racing, Between the Races, c1816 (1886). Creator: Unknown
The Humours of Horse Racing, Between the Races, c1816 (1886). From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper Volume 33. January to June, 1886"

Background imageRace Course Collection: The Humours of Horse Racing, Weighing and Rubbing Down, c1816 (1886). Creator: Unknown

The Humours of Horse Racing, Weighing and Rubbing Down, c1816 (1886). Creator: Unknown
The Humours of Horse Racing, Weighing and Rubbing Down, c1816 (1886). From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper Volume 33. January to June, 1886"

Background imageRace Course Collection: The Humours of Horse Racing, The Start, c1816 (1886). Creator: Unknown

The Humours of Horse Racing, The Start, c1816 (1886). Creator: Unknown
The Humours of Horse Racing, The Start, c1816 (1886). From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper Volume 33. January to June, 1886"

Background imageRace Course Collection: The Humours of Horse Racing, the Betting Post, c1816 (1886). Creator: Unknown

The Humours of Horse Racing, the Betting Post, c1816 (1886). Creator: Unknown
The Humours of Horse Racing, the Betting Post, c1816 (1886). From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper Volume 33. January to June, 1886"

Background imageRace Course Collection: 'A Million of Money, ' The New Play at Drury Lane Theatre; the Race Scene, 1890. Creator: Unknown

"A Million of Money, " The New Play at Drury Lane Theatre; the Race Scene, 1890. Creator: Unknown
"A Million of Money, " The New Play at Drury Lane Theatre; the Race Scene, 1890. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper", Volume 42. July to December, 1890

Background imageRace Course Collection: Longchamp races; finishing post, 1886. Creator: Jean Beraud

Longchamp races; finishing post, 1886. Creator: Jean Beraud
Longchamp races; finishing post, 1886

Background imageRace Course Collection: Edward B. McLean, between 1909 and 1923. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Edward B

Edward B. McLean, between 1909 and 1923. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Edward B. McLean, between 1909 and 1923
Edward B. McLean, between 1909 and 1923. American newspaperman and racehorse owner Edward Beale McLean, publisher and owner of The Washington Post

Background imageRace Course Collection: Derby Day, 1946, 1947. Creator: Unknown

Derby Day, 1946, 1947. Creator: Unknown
Derby Day, 1946, 1947. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth with daughter Princess Elizabeth (future Queen Elizabeth II) arriving at the Epsom races

Background imageRace Course Collection: The Doncaster Winners: St. Leger - 'Knight of St. George'; Doncaster Cup - 'Virago', 1854

The Doncaster Winners: St. Leger - "Knight of St. George"; Doncaster Cup - "Virago", 1854. At the end of the racing season of last year

Background imageRace Course Collection: New Race-Course and Hippodrome, at Longchamps, 1854. Creator: Unknown

New Race-Course and Hippodrome, at Longchamps, 1854. Creator: Unknown
New Race-Course and Hippodrome, at Longchamps, 1854. The Emperor of France...caused to be laid out an immense Race-course and Hippodrome - one at least of the largest, if not the largest

Background imageRace Course Collection: At the Auteuil races (the Draggs), 1907. Creator: Unknown

At the Auteuil races (the Draggs), 1907. Creator: Unknown
At the Auteuil races (the Draggs), 1907

Background imageRace Course Collection: End of race in Auteuil, c1888 — 1898. Creator: Alfred H Smith

End of race in Auteuil, c1888 — 1898. Creator: Alfred H Smith
End of race in Auteuil, c1888 -- 1898

Background imageRace Course Collection: Race at the Champ-de-Mars, around 1825. Creator: M Mills

Race at the Champ-de-Mars, around 1825. Creator: M Mills
Race at the Champ-de-Mars, around 1825

Background imageRace Course Collection: Goodwood Races, 1850. Creator: Unknown

Goodwood Races, 1850. Creator: Unknown
Goodwood Races, 1850. Horseracing at Goodwood Racecourse near Chichester, West Sussex. The Grandstand, with its saloons, banquet-halls, terraces, and parterres "lying in a pleasant shade

Background imageRace Course Collection: Doncaster Race-Course, 1850. Creator: Unknown

Doncaster Race-Course, 1850. Creator: Unknown
Doncaster Race-Course, 1850. Horse racing in Yorkshire. The influx [of spectators] was continuous and immense, and we venture to say that what Doncaster has lost in the grade of its supporters was

Background imageRace Course Collection: Doncaster Races - the Dead-Heat for the St. Leger Stakes... 1850. Creator: Unknown

Doncaster Races - the Dead-Heat for the St. Leger Stakes... 1850. Creator: Unknown
Doncaster Races - the Dead-Heat for the St. Leger Stakes, between "Voltigeur" and "Russborough" - "Bolingbroke" third, 1850

Background imageRace Course Collection: Epsom - the Race for 'The Derby Stakes', 1850. Creator: Unknown

Epsom - the Race for "The Derby Stakes", 1850. Creator: Unknown
Epsom - the Race for "The Derby Stakes", 1850. Horse racing at Epsom in Surrey. Penang and Deicoon got away together, and, with the Nigger, Mildew, the Swede, and Ghillie Callum laid up

Background imageRace Course Collection: Doncaster Races - the Road to the Course, 1850. Creator: Edmund Evans

Doncaster Races - the Road to the Course, 1850. Creator: Edmund Evans
Doncaster Races - the Road to the Course, 1850. Horse racing in Yorkshire. The Meeting attracted an immense and very respectable assemblage

Background imageRace Course Collection: Epsom Spring Meeting...Preparing to Start for the Great Metropolitan Stakes, 1850. Creator: Unknown

Epsom Spring Meeting...Preparing to Start for the Great Metropolitan Stakes, 1850. Creator: Unknown
Epsom Spring Meeting - Sketch on the Downs - Preparing to Start for the Great Metropolitan Stakes, 1850. Horseracing in Surrey

Background imageRace Course Collection: Epsom Spring Meeting - Great Metropolitan Steeple-Chase: the Jump at the Brook, 1850. Creator: Smyth

Epsom Spring Meeting - Great Metropolitan Steeple-Chase: the Jump at the Brook, 1850. Creator: Smyth
Epsom Spring Meeting - Great Metropolitan Steeple-Chase: the Jump at the Brook, 1850. Horseracing on Epsom Common in Surrey

Background imageRace Course Collection: Wanota, Winner of the Ascot Stakes, 1850. Creator: Unknown

Wanota, Winner of the Ascot Stakes, 1850. Creator: Unknown
Wanota, Winner of the Ascot Stakes, 1850. Racehorse owned by Lord Clifden and ridden by Job Marson. The Ascot Stakes - a sporting handicap, won by Wanota - was, probably, a race thrown away

Background imageRace Course Collection: The new racecourse at Fontainebleau, 1862. Creator: Unknown

The new racecourse at Fontainebleau, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The new racecourse at Fontainebleau, [France], 1862. The new racecourse...is most picturesquely situated in the Valley de la Solle

Background imageRace Course Collection: The Volunteer Field-Day at Brighton: arrival of volunteers on the racecourse, 1862. Creator: Unknown

The Volunteer Field-Day at Brighton: arrival of volunteers on the racecourse, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Volunteer Field-Day at Brighton: arrival of volunteers on the racecourse, 1862. Nothing could be finer than the approach of something like 12, 000 men in close column, at quick march

Background imageRace Course Collection: The Princes First Derby, 1896: His Royal Highness leading Persimmon, (1901). Creator: Unknown

The Princes First Derby, 1896: His Royal Highness leading Persimmon, (1901). Creator: Unknown
The Princes First Derby, 1896: His Royal Highness leading Persimmon into the weighing enclosure at Epsom after the race, (1901). The Prince of Wales leads his horse as spectators cheer

Background imageRace Course Collection: Race for the Great St. Leger Stakes, 1836. Approbation - Off in good Style, (1837)

Race for the Great St. Leger Stakes, 1836. Approbation - Off in good Style, (1837). Jockeys and their horses taking part in the St Leger Stakes flat horse race at Doncaster

Background imageRace Course Collection: The Midnight Steeplechase near Melton Melbury--The Finish, 1890. Creator: Unknown

The Midnight Steeplechase near Melton Melbury--The Finish, 1890. Creator: Unknown
The Midnight Steeplechase near Melton Melbury--The Finish, 1890



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