Rotary in association with Racing Welfare 12km Trail Race
Sunday 4th September 2016
Race starts Norton College at 2pm
£10.00 plus online booking fee or £12.00 on the day
To enter please visit www.bookitzone.com or
A 12k Run on the old Langton Wolds Gallops.
This trial race will be hand timed and results at www.ukresults.net
This race will be held over the bridle ways, historic race course of Norton and the famous Langton Walled gallops: training ground of race horse champions.
Langton Wold Racecourse and the racing industry in Malton and Norton is strong and significant. The Langton Wold race meeting had began before 1692 – By the time of its loss to enclosure and the plough in 1862, Langton Wold had come to be regarded as one of the finest courses in England.
After the enforced closure of the Langton Wold track in 1862, racing (National Hunt racing/Steeplechasing) took place at Orchard Fields 1867-70. National Hunt racing was revived once more after 1882 at Highfield, adjoining William I’Anson’s training grounds, close to the Beverley Road in Norton. Meets were held every year until 1903 when I’Anson extended his training grounds onto the racecourse site.
John Scott dominated the sport between 1832 and 1862, winning nearly every classic. His stables were atWhitewall.WhenWilliam I’Anson’s Blink Bonnie won the Epsom Derby in 1857 “Malton church bells rang…and the pubs stayed open all night.