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Havre de Grace Race Track, Havre de Grace, Md.

 

(Wikipedia) The Havre de Grace Racetrack was an American horse racing track on Post Road in Havre de Grace, Harford County, Maryland which operated from August 24, 1912 to 1950. Nicknamed “The Graw,” for a time it was owned by the Harford Agricultural and Breeders Association and also by the notorious gambler, Arnold Rothstein.

On September 29, 1920, Man o’ War won the Potomac Handicap at Havre de Grace. His son, U.S. Triple Crown winner, War Admiral, won his first race here on April 25, 1936. The Havre de Grace Handicap was one of the important races in the American northeast for many years whose winners include U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductees Roamer, Crusader, Seabiscuit, Sun Beau, Equipoise, and Challedon. As well, some Hall of Fame horses lost this race. In the 1919 running, Cudgel beat two Hall of Famers in the form of Exterminator and Triple Crown champion,..continue

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