History of horse racing in England (Part 2)

The Newmarket racetrack was founded in 1636. After that time, races began taking place across the country, competing for silver bells. Racing rules have been established, and the weight of the driver is being measured and enforced.

Everything really happened in the equestrian world until Oliver Cromwell, despite keeping his own horse, banned racing in 1654 and all horses were requisitioned. 10 years later, though, horse racing has been restored and three fundamental dog breeds have been introduced into Britain. All modern thoroughbred horse ancestors can be traced back to the original breed; former Turks, Darley Arabian and Godolphin Barb.

Great British Racing

18th century

Queen Anne, a horse rider, founded the Royal Ascot in the early 18th century, and to this day, the opening race of every Royal Ascot is called the Queen Anne Stakes.

In 1750, Rules of Racing was created and applied by the J Racer Club, which at the time was one of the most exclusive senior social clubs. The first rule adopted by the club was in 1758 that all riders must consider themselves after a race.

The sport reached its peak during the 18th and 19th centuries, and the races of Derby and Oaks were founded in Epsom with the influence of Sir Charles Bunbury.

As this sport gained more achievements to the public, jockies found themselves gaining better and more noble reputation.

19th century

In the 19th century, the first mountain races were founded and organized by Tom Colman in the 1830s, and the Grand National was founded by William Lynn at Aintree in the late 19th century.


There are 60 official racing courses in the UK, with most of them dating back to the 1920s. Most of the tracks are now converted to grass, unlike most tracks in the United States that are all-weather; Only six songs in the UK are all-weather.

A Brief History of UK Horse Racing -

All-weather songs are available at the following courses:

• City of Chelmsford

• Kempton Park

• Field

• Newcastle

• Southwell

• Wolverhampton

All-weather music is usually made using Tapeta, Fibresand or Polytrack.

The majority of courses vary significantly in composition, most of them looking much different from the classic oval track used in the United States almost exclusively.