Taking a trot down memory lane with historic Blackpool races

This week in pictures we focus in on trotting races held in Blackpool in the last century.

Thursday, 13th September 2018, 2:45 pm
Updated Thursday, 13th September 2018, 3:47 pm
Trotting races, July 1984

Harness or trotting racing is a form of horse racing in which the horses race at a specific gait (a trot or a pace).

They usually pull a two-wheeled cart, occupied by a driver.

Some of the races took place in Blackpool at Whitegate Park, with others being held at Common Edge in Marton.

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The finish to one of the races at a charity trotting event organised by Blackpool Marton Rotary Club, at Common Edge Road, in 1986.
Trotting races. July 1984
Marton Rotary Club and Eden Valley Trotting Club were staging their third annual trotting race night at the back of South Shore Cricket Club, in June 1986
Whitegate Park was the venue in Blackpool for a trotting race in 1913
Trotting races