TRING STEEPLE CHASE
Stewards: Sir John Dashwood, Bart.; Baron M. de Rothschild; William Metcalfe, Esq.
The Birmingham Railway, as all travellers, of course, are aware, brings one in about an hour and three-quarters to the Tring Station. The little town of Tring, beautifully situated on the borders of Hertfordshire, is distant from the station about a mile and a half. An excellent hotel is immediately adjoining the station, the Harcourt Arms [later the Royal Hotel], under the management of Mr. Brown, a gentleman well known to all the sporting men of the neighbourhood as one of the most active and zealous among them in supporting all measures connected with the pleasures of the chase. The Harcourt Arms was on Wednesday last the general place of rendezvous. As this, however, is the first steeple-chase that has ever taken place at Tring, it will be necessary for us to enter a little more minutely into details than on ordinary occasions it would be requisite for us to do. ...
Mr Anderson - owner of Carlow
Mr Barker of Tring
Mr Barnett - owner of Box-keeper
Mr [John] Brown - owner of Harcourt Arms - owner of Premier
Mr Clarke - owner of Little Robert
Sir John Dashwood, Bart. - Steward
Mr Dixon - owner of Ragihan??
Mr Robert Ekins - owner of Fourty Two
Mr W. Ekins - owner of Duenna?
Mr Elmore - owner of Lottery
Mr Fowler of Aylesbury
Mr B. H. - owner of Student
Mr Hunter - owner of Creeper
Mr Land - owner of Needwood
Mr Langham - owner of Tom Tag
Mr Mead - owner of Paddy
William Metcalfe, Esq. - steward
Mr Oldacre - judge
Mr Powell - owner of Roulette
Baron M. de Rothschild - Steward - owner of Squib
Mr Woodman, farmer of Tring
Brook [The stream in Brook Street]
Grand Junction Canal
Gunnel [Gamnel] Farm
Harcourt Arms (later Royal Hotel)
Icknield (Roman Road)
Long Marston Road
Marchcroft [Marshcroft] Lane
Park Hill Farm
See another Account in Bell's London
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