|BEL AIR RACECOURSE|
The Maryland racetrack of Bel Air was built on a 100 acre site by Ray Bryson and first opened its gates to racing in 1937. It was situated East of the Tollgate Road and just a mile north of Baltimore Park. The track itself was just 6 furlongs in circumference and enjoyed a new grandstand in 1936.
|The track raced successfully until the late 1940s when attempts were made to close the track and, as a consequence, crowds became depleted. Unfortunately Ray Bryson died in 1958 and the track closed just 2 years later in 1960.
There is little evidence today of the site on which the old track stood, the ground being covered by the Harford Mall.
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