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Author Topic: Old Chicago Tracks  (Read 1694 times)
wilderness
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« on: December 10, 2007, 09:32:59 PM »

Anybod have any updated info on these?

Ravenswood (1890)
(from The Dean's of Palantine; X-mas 1964 Harness Horse)
Strassheim. had a strong interest in light harness horses, keeping several in training at the old Ravenswood double oval on Chicago's northwest side.
Ravenswood (2005)
Minutes east of the I-90 (Kennedy Expwy.) and I-94 (Edens Expwy.) intersection, Ravenswood lies north of Chicago’s downtown. The neighborhood falls into the area bounded by Clark to Kedzie (3200W) and Montrose (4400N) to Foster (5200N).
http://www.villageprofile.com/illinois/ravenswood/01int/main.html

The Dexter Park section ENDS with the following:
      Dexter track gave way to the Central Park, later known as Garfield Park, and Washington Park.
From John Tinsley;  I remember hearing of a track near the Old Washington Park track
in what is now Homewood, if memory is correct I was told that it was
across Halsted street (Route #1)

The sales pavilion of the Chicago Union Stock yards replaced what was once Dexter
Park, the Windy City's earliest trotting horse track.

Harlem, ILL (1901)
See my local drive for HarlemLoc.jpg
Exterior view of the grandstand at Harlem Race Track (formerly Harlem Jockey Club) located near Roosevelt Road and Hannah Avenue (four blocks west of #43 on #38 [or Roosevelt Road]) in Forest Park (formerly the Village of Harlem), Illinois.
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/cdn:@FIELD(SUBJ+@band(+Harlem+Race+Track++Forest+Park,+Ill+++))

1905 Circa Washington Park
See my local drive for 1905WashingtonParkLoc.jpg
Washington Park Racetrack, located between East 61st and East 63rd Streets, South Cottage Grove Avenue and South King Drive (formerly South Park) in the Woodlawn community area of Chicago, Illinois.

West Side Club in Chicago, Illinois (1905)

Hawthorne (1905)

Garfield Park (1910)
Garfield Park Horse Speedway in the Garfield Park community area of Chicago, Illinois.

Homewood (1926)
Homewood Race Track in or near Chicago, Illinois,

Chicago Driving Park:
Diagrams of, 1936.
http://www.chipublib.org/008subject/012special/wgp.html
West Garfield Park Community Collection
1849-1964


1960's Circa Washington Park
. Located at the junction of the new Tri-State Tollway (Linking Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana) and the Kingery Expressway, which leads to the Indiana Tollway. The track is at 175th and Halsted, Homewood, Ill., 28 miles from Chicago's Loop.


 Hawthorne (2004)

Maywood

Arlington

Sportsman's Park (1949)
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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2007, 09:44:32 AM »

Thanks again Don.All of these old racing sites are within 30 to 40 minutes from where I live,except the old Washington Park.What is amazing is that you found numerous tracks around the Chicagoland area that I never heard of.I thought I was a big fan and knew a few things. Undecided


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