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Caerleon Racecourse
Caerleon Racecourse

Caerleon racecourse viewed from across the river. This postcard view must have been photographed shortly before the racecourse closed - the final meeting took place in 1948.

As well as horse racing, the course was also the venue for international cross-country events. For photos and more information about these meetings please follow this link.


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Caerleon Comprehensive School and the municipal golf course now occupy the area the racecourse covered.

Brian Blythe in his 'Memories of Caerleon 1935 - 1950' recalled:

"I remember the last Meeting on the Racecourse. The horses went so far from the Grandstand, right down to the river, that a loudspeaker gave a commentary which could be heard in Newport. Caerleon people got work as 'gate guards' but there were so many other ways in that not many people paid."


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