Cindy's Horse Racing Website Index

Race Track Postcard Tour
Part 4

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 3 for the rest of the collection or return to the Postcard Index.

Arlington Park Race Track
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Arlington Park is the most modern track in the United States. A city within a city, it covers 550 acres, has 50 acres of paved parking and seats over 30,000 people. All interiors in clubhouse and grandstand are air-conditioned, with escalators to every floor.
Grandstand and Clubhouse, Atlantic City Race Track, N.J.

Belmont Park - Elmont, Long Island
New Belmont Park's walking ring is one of its most attractive features. Fashioned after the ring at France's Longchamps, it offers racing fans an amphitheater-like terrace a closeup of the horses being saddled, walked, and mounted for a race under an umbrella of tall shade trees. On the left is the beginning of the walkway which leads through the grandstand to the track.
Blue Bonnets Race Track - Montreal - Champ de courses de Blue Bonnets

Horses Leaving Paddock, Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky

Del Mar Turf Club - Del Mar, California
Picturesque Paddock at Del Mar, with main Clubhouse Entrance and colorful Paddock Terrace balcony in background.
Del Mar, California
Thoroughbred racing in Southern California
At The Finish, Douglas Park, Louisville, Ky.
(Postmarked 1919)
Race Track at Fairgrounds, New Orleans, La.
One of the most attractive race courses in New Orleans, where the winter meet extends from Thanksgiving Day to January 1st, attracting some of the fastest and finest horses in the world, to say nothing of tourists by the thousands.
New Orleans Fair Grounds
Over seventy five years old. Attracts the top stables having a seventy day season, opening Thanksgiving Day and closing Mid-March. Located at 1751 Gentilly Road. (Postmarked 1959)
Paddock and Walking Ring Garden State Park
Garden State Park - New Jersey's Pioneer Track - Delaware Township, N.J.

Miami Jockey CLub, Hialeah Park, Miami, Florida

Hialeah Park was completely re-built in 1931 by Joseph E. Widener and associates, who formed The Miami Jockey Club. The accent on beauty has given impetus to Mr. Widener's designation of "a park where racing is conducted." Essentially a park, it is one of the true beauty spots of this country. To its exquistely landscaped 200 acres come hundreds of thousands of visitors annually, to see the beauties of the Park, and during the winter season, to enjoy the Sport of Kings where horse-racing is conducted in the most sportsmanlike manner. (This is just the first paragraph of an 8 paragraph dissertation on the back of the photo. The postcard is 3 feet long and 6.5 inches high. It rolls up in a protective tube mailer. The postmark is from 1943.)
Beautiful Hialeah Race Course, Hialeah, Fla.
A rear view of Hialeah Race Course Grandstand, a familiar sight to thousands of tourists.
Flamingos Feeding at Hialeah Race Course

Race Track, Hollywood Park, Inglewood, Calif.

Grandstand, Track, and Judge's Stand
Miami Jockey Club Hialeah, Florida
Grand Stand, Oaklawn Race Track, Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas
(Postmarked 1940)
Oaklawn Race Track, Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas
The Hot Springs at Hot Springs National Park, Ark., are owned and controlled by the U.S. Government and endorsed to its people. All Physicians, Bath Houses, and Attendants are under Government Supervision. Write Chamber of Commerce for booklet. (Postmarked 1941)
"They are off," Oak Lawn Race Track, Hot Springs, Ark.
"We Bathe the World" (I think they meant the springs and not the track. :)
Santa Anita Race Track, Arcadia, California
Club House and Grand Stand, Los Angeles Turf Club
Santa Anita Park, a Two Million-Dollar Race Track in Southern California, is located on the well known and beautiful Lucky Baldwin "Santa Anita Rancho" in Arcadia, some fourteen miles from downtown Los Angeles and is well established as the winter horse racing center of the world.
In the Grand Stand and Club House may be seen daily during the racing season a fashion show of society folk and filmland celebrities. (Postmarked 1941)
Greetings from Saratoga.
Race Course (Postmarked 1903)
Saratoga Race Track
Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Copyright 1906, postmarked 1907)
At The Races, Saratoga, N.Y.

Thistle Down Race Track near Cleveland, Ohio
Thistle-Down, Cleveland's beautiful race track (Postmarked 1944)
Winter Racing at Tropical Park, Miami, Fla.
(Postmarked 1937)

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