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Lingfield Park and the struggle for modern economic prosperity

This is the second in a series of articles on the history of British racecourses and their struggle for modern economic prosperity. It focuses on one of Arena Leisure’s premier dual surface courses. Lingfield Park, a 450 acre estate set in a ‘lovely’ stretch of open land bordering on the Surrey/Sussex border, was opened as a racecourse in 1890. Originally created as a jumps only course, permission for flat racing was granted as early as 1894. Racing has been held there continuously ever... Read More >

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