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Seaton Park Racecourse, 1928
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Seaton Park Racecourse, 1928

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Seaton Park Racecourse, 1928
Historic Photographs
Seaton Park Racecourse, 1928
This image shows one of the last races in Seaton Park at a meeting held on Saturday 22nd and Monday 24th September 1928.

Horse racing had taken place in the city regularly in the 19th century when there was a racecourse at the Links. Its popularity had declined but racing was revived in Seaton Park in 1923 when 30,000 people attended.

The 1928 Meeting was not a great success since less than 1000 spectators attended on the Saturday, although 3000 attended on the Monday despite intermittent rain. The entrance fee to the ground was 1/6 (seven and a half pence) and to the Paddock 4 shillings (20p) with licensed bars, refreshments and teas available.

The fields were not large with only 5 runners in the main events. The Bon Accord Handicap, run over 7 furlongs, had prize money of 25 sovereigns. The last race on the Monday was the Consolation Handicap (for beaten horses). Only 3 horses ran, with "Lolita" winning by 6 lengths. The third horse "Peggy Maitland" was so far behind that her owner/jockey had to walk her past the post.

An application made in 1956 to restart horse racing was turned down by the Town Council.
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