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1867-06-10 The Illustrated London News ‘the European Racecourse at Pekin

surpassing Hongkong and Shanghai, Peking had the largest race-meetings on earth, drawing crowds seldom less than 80,000, spectacular though only with wooden grandstand! 1867-06-10 Peking Races, crowds round the course and on the hillocks.
Peking Races, 1867. An artist’s impression from a verbal description. The crowds round the course and on the hillocks were far larger than this.

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