Taken from the book Ryde Isle of Wight – Its Sports and Attractions:
Situate in the charming Vale of Ashey within two miles of Ryde, to which frequent special trains run during the meetings. This is a thoroughly sporting two days meeting at which visitors can enjoy themselves without being subjected to the annoyance of the rough element usually found at Race Meetings.
The Residents take advantage of the meeting to turn it practically into a picnic, and unbounded hospitality is the order of the day.
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