Leisure => Sports => Topic started by: Paul on December 22, 2008, 19:15:21

Title: Sheerness Racecourse
Post by: Paul on December 22, 2008, 19:15:21
Anyone got any pics of Sheerness racecourse ???

(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm223/Paulwp/Capture-16.jpg)


Approx 1879.For a Wager.
A naval officer rode a blind horse round Sheerness racecourse without 'handling the reins, steering his steed safely by "fastening the reins to his feet. ???
Title: Re: Sheerness Racecourse
Post by: HERB COLLECTOR on July 23, 2018, 15:15:31
First meeting was on Tuesday 3rd April 1838. Final meeting Wednesday 15th July 1857.
More @ http://www.greyhoundderby.com/Isle%20of%20Sheppey%20Racecourse.html (http://www.greyhoundderby.com/Isle%20of%20Sheppey%20Racecourse.html)
Title: Re: Sheerness Racecourse
Post by: conan on July 23, 2018, 19:47:39
From the 25 inch to the mile OS map circa 1888- 1914 although I guess the earlier date, interesting that there is a trig point shown in the middle of the course.

(https://i.imgur.com/wJokweXl.png)
Title: Re: Sheerness Racecourse
Post by: MartinR on July 23, 2018, 21:23:49
Watch the drum horses at the trooping of the colour and you'll see that they are controlled in the same manner.  The drummer's hands are needed for the drumsticks of course!