Cindy's Horse Racing Website Index

Race Track Postcard Tour
Part 1

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 Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 for the rest of the collection or return to the Postcard Index.

Agua Caliente Mexico
"The Palace of the Sport of Kings", $2,500,000 Race Course and the Plant of the the Agua Caliente Jockey Club, Agua Caliente, Old Mexico
State Fair Park, Dallas, Texas
Horse racing is enjoyed here. The grand stands sear approximately 25,000. Thundering of hoofs beating in a close finish -- roar of thousands of voices, this is the spectacle at Arlington Downs, developed by the W.T. Waggoner Estate, the cost exceeding $2,000,000.
Derby Day, Churchill Downs
(That is 1924 winner Black Gold pictured in the inset. This was postmarked in 1929.)
Fort Erie Race Track and Grand Stand
Gulfstream Park, at Hallandale, Fla., the "Track by the Sea". One of the nation's most scenic race courses.
Tropical splendor and a flotilla of moth sail boats contribute to this home stretch scene at beautiful Gulfstream Park, Florida's magic race course. (postmarked 1951)
"The Winner" Hialeah Park, Miami, Fla.
"There They Go", Hollywood Turf Club, Inglewood, Cal.
One of America's most beautiful race tracks is situated in Inglewood, Cal., a short distance from Los Angeles. Here the summer visitor to Southern California may experience the double thrill of viewing the "Sport of Kings" and mingle with Movieland's most glamorous personalities.
Jefferson Park Race Track, New Orleans, La.
Paddock at Keeneland Race Course
Keeneland Race Course: America's model, non-porfit track located in the heart of the famous Blue Grass country. Operated solely for the sport racing provides and as a means of improving the Thoroughbred horse.
At the post, Latonia Race Track, Covington, Ky.
(Notice the pre-starting gate barrier.)
Club House and Grand Stand, Miami Jockey Club, America's most beautiful race course.
(also known as Hialeah, postmarked 1935)
Coming down the home stretch, Narragansett Race Track, Pawtucket, R.I.
The Oaklawn Race Track, Hot Springs, Ark.
Grand stand showing crowds, Pimlico Race Track, near Baltimore, Md.
Home stretch, Santa Anita Track, Los Angeles, Calif.(postmarked 1949)
Santa Anita Park Race Track, Arcadia, Ca.The Santa Anita Park Race Track (five hundred acres) cost $3,000,000. The grandstand, almost a quarter of a mile long, affords excellent view of the whole track. The Santa Anita Handicap ($100,000, the world's richest purse) crowds the track to its capacity of over sixty thousand thrilled spectators.
(that is Seabiscuit in the inset, postmarked 1947)
Race Track, Saratoga, N.Y.

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