Shebbertown Racecourse

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Shebbertown Racecourse
LocationAbbotsham, Devon
Coordinates51°01′27″N 4°15′32″W / 51.02417°N 4.25889°W / 51.02417; -4.25889
Opened27 September 1922
ClosedApril 1930

Shebbertown or Abbotsham Racecourse was a horse racing, greyhound racing and whippet racing course near Abbotsham, Devon.[1]

Origins[edit]

The course was built by Skidmore Ashby on his Abbotsham Court property in 1922.[2] The course ran along the valley of Abbotsham Court and Cornborough and was run under the rules of the Shebbertown Race Club.[3]

History[edit]

Horse racing started on 27 September 1922 but finished September 1925. Greyhound racing, whippet racing, gymkhana pony racing and motor cycle racing were all held at the venue at later dates.[4][2][3]

The greyhound racing was independent (not affiliated to the National Greyhound Racing Club) and started on 1 September 1927.[5]

Closure[edit]

The greyhound racing continued into and throughout 1929 but the 66 acre course was put up for sale in April 1930.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "OS County Series 1932 (partial)". old-maps.co.uk.
  2. ^ a b "Abbotsham Racecourse". Abbotsham Village.
  3. ^ a b "Shebbertown Racecourse". Westward Ho History.
  4. ^ "Shebbertown Racecourse". Greyhound.com.
  5. ^ "Dog Racing, 2 September 1927". Exeter and Plymouth Gazette. 1927.