Horse Racing UK – Why Are Horse Race Tracks Called Downs, Like Church Hills Downs?


why are horse race tracks called "Downs"? Like Church Hills Downs?

why are horse race tracks called "Downs"? Like Church Hills Downs? … why are horse race tracks called "Downs"? Like Church Hills Downs?

It all stems back from the early days of racing in Ireland and England. In the UK a "downs" is a large area of grass, which is where they typically raced back then. Most of the tracks nowaday's that have "downs" in their title, also have a turf (grass) track along with either a dirt or synthetic main track. If you'll notice most all of the well known UK tracks have the word downs in their title. Also, the word "downs" means "livery" such as a …livery stable.

…Billy Ray

Cause the race is down to wire.

AFTER LOSING YOUR MONEY AT THE RACES,YOU ARE DOWN WITH YOUR LUCK.

they are named from people of years ago when they were built ,,or cities and states

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