Contender for ‘Capleton’ the riding stables of Lord Backwater
Silver Blaze (dated to 1887 or 1890) is one of 11 Sherlock Holmes short stories in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. It was first published in The Strand Magazine in 1892. Watson and Holmes travel to Dartmoor to investigate the disappearance of a winning racehorse and the murder of its trainer which has taken place before the horse was due to run as favourite in The Wessex Cup. The case involves rival stables, maimed sheep, double identity, ticket touts and an unexpected murderer. It also includes some memorable one liners. When asked by the local police inspector for guidance Holmes refers him to ‘the curious incident of the dog in the night-time’. When the inspector responds that ‘The dog did nothing in the night-time.’, Holmes responds ‘That was the curious incident’.
Contender for King’s Pyland, the stables where Silver Blaze was held and where John Straker lived
Where Silver Blaze wins the Wessex Cup and the murderer is revealed
Where Holmes and Watson alight on their journey from London Paddington