The event was not the success that had been hoped for as the following Evening Telegrah report shows:
SPORTS AND GALLOWAY RACES AT BURTON LATIMER
Owing to their being a loss on the sports held at Whitsuntide by the Burton Latimer Friendly Societies, the committee decided to
organise a second meeting for the Feast week in order if possible to clear off the deficit. This meeting took place on Monday, but
unfortunately the attendance was again not very large. The field at the bottom of Church Lane had been secured, and on this a
good course was prepared. For the foot racing there were 130 entries and for the three Galloway races 15.
Feast Stakes - For ponies 13 hands 2 inches and under to carry nine stone. First prize, value £8: second to receive £1.10 shillings
out of stakes.
1: Mr Orton’s Polly. 2: Mr T Standley’s Winsome. Also ran: Mr T Hobb’s Kitty. Only three ran out of an entry of five. Polly from the
start took the lead and kept about a length in front of Winsome throughout the race, and gaining further on its competitor won
by two lengths, Kitty being nearly a lap in the rear
Burton St Leger. - For galloways 15 hands and under, to carry 10 stone. 7lb allowed for every inch under.
First prize, value £12: second to receive £2 out of stakes. As in the first race, only two horses took the field, these being
Mrs E Lovegrove’s Maudie and Mr T Pretty’s Black Satin. Maudie led for the first lap, but Black Satin passed her in the
second lap, when Maudlin drew level and passed her, winning by a length and a half.
Latimer Plate For ponies 14 hands 2 inches, to carry 9st. 7lb allowed for each inch under.
First prize, value £7: second to receive £1 10s out of stakes. After about 20 minutes’ waiting the spectators were informed that
this race had been declared “off”, the cause, as our representative was informed, being a misunderstanding between the jockeys and