The horse racing that ran at Hoylake from 1846 to 1876 is shown here. Horse racing was the main sport in the Victorian age. When the middle class’s emerged they had a certain amount of money and wished to participate themselves. As horses were too expensive for most people, they turned to Golf which was ideal and became popular, shortly followed by cricket, rugby tennis and Football. In fact so popular was golf that Horse Racing ceased in 1876. The other references we have of the racing times are the two pineapples on the posts near the practice putting green, which marked the entrance to the winner’s enclosure.