Cindy's Horse Racing Website Index

Race Track Postcard Tour
Part 2

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 3, and Part 4 for the rest of the collection or return to the Postcard Index.

Thoroughbred Trials Aiken, South Carolina
Aiken, The Sport Center of the South
Atlantic City Race Course
Racing on the Turf - One of the most modern race tracks in the country, located on the Black Horse Pike, where America's finest horses, ridden by foremost jockeys, run during the racing meet. The track itself, with a background of forestry, is most picturesque. (dated 1962)
Charles Town Race Track, Charles Town, W. Va.
This now popular three-quarter mile track, with its beautiful surroundings, is the home of the Charles Town Jockey Club and is located directly along U.S. 340 on the outskirts of the town. Two well attended meetings (May and December) are held each year. (postmarked 1945)
Churchill Downs
Dated April 30, 1936 on the back.
Race Course, Doncaster
This is just one side of the paddock. People pay anything from 5 to 25 shillings a day on here. The opposite side of the race track is free and thousands flock over there. Nearly all the bookmakers are there and stalls, etc. (handwritten on the back)
Garden State Park
Garden State Park Racetrack - Scene along the racing strip at Garden State Park, one of the country's most beautiful racetracks. Located at Cherry Hill, New Jersey, just a short distance from Philadelphia and Camden. (postmarked 1968)
Hawthorne Race Track
A view of Historic Hawthorne's famed mile oval from the Club House. Hawthorne Race Course, one of the outstanding Tracks in the Chicagoland area is located at Cicero, Illinois. (has a 2 cent stamp on it but was never mailed)
Keeneland Race Course, Lexington, Ky.
Latonia Race Course, Covington, Ky.
(postmarked 1924)
Saddling Paddock, Monmouth Park Race Course, Oceanport, N.J.

Rounding the First Turn, Narragansett Race Track, Pawtucket, R. I.
(stamped Nov. 11, 1944)
Pimlico Race Track, Baltimore, Md.
The Pimlico Race Track is an 80 acre racing plant located at Belvedere and Park Heights Aves. Meets are held each spring and autumn, run by the Maryland Jockey Club, which was founded in 1830 and numbered Andrew Jackson among its members. (postmarked 1945)
Pimlico Race Track, Baltimore, Md.
(postmarked 1935)
Rio de Janeiro Jokey Club
(Jockey is misspelled on the card.)
Ruidoso Downs Home of the World's Richest Horse Race the All American Futurity $600,000 (Est.) Ruidoso Downs is one of the world's truly unique race tracks. Its story has often been called one of the greatest success stories in the world of sports. Cradled in the rich Ruidoso Valley, 6500' high in New Mexico's beautiful Sacremento Mountains, Ruidoso Downs is a magnetic mountain playground to the Great Southwest. (1968)
Satatoga Race Track showing the finish of a race, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Turf Paradise - Phoenix, Arizona
One of the world's newest and most modern thoroughbred racing plants - Winter Season (from the early 1960's or possibly late 1950's (opened in 1956), picture was taken before the turf course was built)
Woodbine Race Track, Toronto
(1 cent canadian postage, maybe 1930's? This is the "old" Woodbine, which was renamed Greenwood Racetrack when the "new" Woodbine was built in 1956. Greenwood Racetrack was closed in 1994 and is slated for demolition, so the entire meet is now held at "new" Woodbine)
Hydraulic Lift Gives Stewards Clear View, Wheeling Downs, Wheeling, W. Va.
(part of a postcard folder postmarked 1958)
Round the Club House Turn, Wheeling Downs, Wheeling, W. Va.
(part of a postcard folder postmarked 1958)

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