On this day in 1973

It’s fair to say that racing on Monday January 8th 1973 was far more interesting than today’s fodder. Some names that will crop up in the future, news of an enforced holiday for an esteemed member of the NH fraternity, and a card from a long lost racecourse. Enjoy…


On this day in 1991

Remember the dreaded all-weather jumps? They were happening at Southwell on this day in 1991. Ironically, proper jumping also took place at Wolverhampton, which is now a dog track for horses. How time changes things. Not always for the better!


Mad November offer. Save £££s…

NOSTALGIA fans can take advantage of my “Mad November” offer for racecard and historical racing search services. Until November 30th I am charging ONLY for performing the actual search of the databases and for the actual time taken to find the file you require. The files themselves are FREE OF CHARGE!

If you are an ex-jockey, trainer, owner or just a fan who’d like high quality PDF files of the racing pages from old newspapers then now is your golden opportunity to grab a bargain.

Please get in touch via the contact form or email crazylurcher@gmail.com with your requirements and we can discuss. I can also be found on the internet on the Horse Racing Nostalgia Group, Turf Tales. Please feel free to PM me.



Red Rum Ultimate Collection 

He’s the horse that made me fall in love with National Hunt Racing. When I was a kid I would’ve given my right, and left, arms to have what I’m offering today! What is it?

Over 700 pages from the Daily Mirror and Daily Express from 1967-78 spanning Rummy’s entire career. It includes race cards, articles and news snippets of all types.

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