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Horse Racing To-night

Updated: Aug 21

Horse Racing To-night, "Six Events With All the Thrills of the Real Course" Pepys Series and M.J.C.


First Published: Circa 1946, Pepys Series & M.J.C.

Illustrator or Designer: M.J.C.



Contents: 1 Board, 6 Plastic Horses (with wooden or integrated stands), 3 cardboard Fences with wooden or brass stands, 2 Shakers and 4 dice (in various combinations of aluminium and wooden dice, spotted and/or coloured), 1 Rules Booklet or Sheet.


The four sets I have used to illustrate this entry each have slightly different contents. Two different boxes and boards have been found and these can consistently be distinguished by whether or not they have a copyright notice.



Horse Racing To-night - Box Top (No Copyright Notice)

Horse Racing To-night - Box Top (No Copyright Notice)



Horse Racing To-night - Closed Board, 2 different designs, both with No Copyright Notices on the playing sides.



Horse Racing To-night -  Board (No Copyright Notice)

Horse Racing To-night - Board (No Copyright Notice)


​​Horse Racing To-night - Box Top (With Copyright Notice)

​​Horse Racing To-night - Box Top (With Copyright Notice)


Horse Racing To-night - Board Closed (With Copyright Notice)

​​Horse Racing To-night - Board Closed (With Copyright Notice)


Horse Racing To-night - Board (With Copyright Notice)

​​Horse Racing To-night - Board (With Copyright Notice)


​​Horse Racing To-night - Cardboard fences, front and back views, common to all editions.

Horse Racing To-night - Plastic Horses in wooden stands, found in some boxes without copyright notices.

​​Horse Racing To-night - Plastic Horses in wooden stands, found in some boxes without copyright notices.


Horse Racing To-night - Wooden dice and shakers, found in some boxes without copyright notices.

Horse Racing To-night - Wooden dice and shakers, found in some boxes without copyright notices.

Horse Racing To-night - Rules found only in boxes without copyright notices.

Horse Racing To-night - Two versions of the wooden stands found only in boxes without copyright notices.

Horse Racing To-night - Small note re the stands, found only in boxes without copyright notices.

Horse Racing To-night - Small note re the stands, found only in boxes without copyright notices.


Horse Racing To-night - Plastic Horses with integrated stands found in boxes with and without copyright notices.

Horse Racing To-night - Plastic Horses with integrated stands found in boxes with and without copyright notices.


Horse Racing To-night - Dice and shakers found in boxes with and without copyright notices.


Horse Racing To-night - Brass Fence stands found only in boxes with copyright notices.

Horse Racing To-night - Brass Fence stands found only in boxes with copyright notices.


Horse Racing To-night - Rules sheet found in boxes with & without copyright notices.

Horse Racing To-night - Rules sheet found in boxes with & without copyright notices.


In several sets I have found copies of a brochure by the former POW designers, M.J.C. - The Marine Jockey Commission. The origins of Horse Racing To-Night are covered in the inventor's own words and photos. To read the full brochure follow this link.


No address is given on the box or the rules and Castell Brothers are not mentioned.


Game & Version Details


​Horse Racing To-night Box Contents (No Copyright Notice)

​Horse Racing To-night Box Contents (No Copyright Notice)


​​Horse Racing To-night Box Contents (No Copyright Notice)

​​Horse Racing To-night Box Contents (No Copyright Notice)


​​​Horse Racing To-night Box Contents (No Copyright Notice)

​​​Horse Racing To-night Box Contents (No Copyright Notice)

​​Horse Racing To-night Box Contents (With Copyright Notice)

​​Horse Racing To-night Box Contents (With Copyright Notice)


​Horse Racing Tonight Shaker - Supplied with the all wooden spot dice pairs

​Horse Racing Tonight Shaker - Supplied with the all wooden spot dice pairs


​Horse Racing Tonight Shaker - Supplied with coloured & small wood dice

​Horse Racing Tonight Shaker - Supplied with coloured & small wood dice


Horse Racing Tonight Shaker - Supplied with coloured & small wood & two aluminium dice pairs

​​Horse Racing Tonight Shaker - Supplied with coloured & small wood & two aluminium dice pairs








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