Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The First Tring Steeple Chase in 1844

The coming of the railway to Tring in 1837 made it possible for people of a sporting inclination to travel from London for the day. In 1844 this led to the first Tring steeple chase to be held and a very lengthy report appeared in the Sunday Times. This includes a detailed description of the difficult cross country course, the horses involved and how they tackled the main obstacles, followed by the result.

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