Cindy's Horse Racing Website Index

Race Track Postcard Tour
Part 3

Take a step into the past and visit a few selected tracks, including some no longer in existance. If there was a caption on the back, it is included as well as any comments on postmarks or dates. Please see the Part 1, Part 2, and Part 4 for the rest of the collection or return to the Postcard Index.

Aqueduct - The "Big A" - Long Island
Driving for the finish wire at Aqueduct! A banner crowd thrills to the worlds top Thoroughbreds performing at the "Big A." With facilities to accommodate 80,000 patrons, more than 4 million fans witnessed the Parade of Champions over this strip during the past season.
Arlington Race Track
Each year thousands flock to see "The Sport of Kings" at the Arlington track located near suburban Arlington Heights. It is the most beautiful track in the mid-western area. Many of the horses raced here are of Derby and Preakness fame. (Postmarked 1951)
Belmont Park Race Track, New York
(Postmarked 1912)
Belmont Park Race Track, Long Island, N.Y.
This race track is one of the most beautiful race tracks in the world. It is located in Elmont, Long Island, and the track extends into Floral Park, Long Island -- just over the New York City, Queens County border line. (Postmarked 1949)
Belmont Park, Long Island
Famed scrollwork staircase leading from Belmont's tree shaded paddock to mezzanine of spacious stands of the largest race track in the world. (Postmarked 1950)
Louisville Jockey Club, Louisville, Ky.
(Churchill Downs, postmarked 1906)
Del Mar Turf Club, Bing Crosby, Pres., Del Mar, Near San Diego, California
"Where the Turf Meets the Surf."
Del Mar Turf Clubm, Del Mar, California
"Away They Go!" at Del Mar by the sea. Field of fast Thoroughbreds shown breaking from the gate in front fo the Grandstand. (Postmarked 1956)
Clubhouse and Grand Stand, Empire City Race Track, Yonkers, N.Y.
(Postmarked 1941)
Horses Parading to Post, at Epsom Downs, Houston, Texas
(Postmarked 1936)
Race Track at Fairgrounds, New Orleans, La.
One of the most attractive race courses in New Orleans, where teh winter meet extends from Thanksgiving Day to a week or so after Mardi Gras, a period of more than 100 days, attracting some of the fastest and finest horses in the world.
Golden Gate Field, Albany, Calif.

Club House, Grand Stand and Race Track, Fairgrounds, Hagerstown, Maryland
An outstanding feature of the Great Hagerstown Fair, the fast half-mile track is one of the finest in the East. The modern new club house, built in 1939, wins high praise from the thousands of racing devotees who attend the two meets yearly.
Hagerstown Race Track, Hagerstown, Maryland
Modern Grandstand and Club House built at a cost of $750,000. Seating Capacity of Grand Stand 6500, Dining Deck 500. You may eat and watch the Race without leaving your table. (Postmarked 1955, did this track replace the one from the previous postcard?)
Club House Turn at Monmouth Park
An action scene around the first turn at Monmouth Park, northern New Jersey's beautiful race course, with the handsomely appointed club house and grandstand to the rear.
Oak Lawn Race Track and Fair Grounds, Hot Springs, Ark.
(Postmarked 1909)
"They Are Off," Oak Lawn Race Track, Hot Springs, Ark.

Race Track, Oklahoma State Fair, Oklahoma City, Okla.
(Postmarked 1910)
Race Track, Raceland, near Ashland, Ky.

Rockingham Park, Salem, N.H., Six Miles from Lawrence, Mass.
(Postmarked 1951)
Grand Stand, at Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga, N.Y.
(Postmarked 1907)
Unsaddling, Saratoga Race Track, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
(Postmarked 1924)
Scarborough Downs Scarborough, Maine

Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Washington Park Race Track, Homewood and Chicago Heights, Illinois
(Postmarked 1954)

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