The racecourse of Gravesend was based in Coney Island in the state of New York and first began racing in 1887. Its owners were the Dwyer family and such was the importance of the course that it hosted the Preakness Stakes until 1908. Other feature races were the Brooklyn Handicap, the Astoria Stakes and the Gazelle Handicap.
  The track inevitably had to close in 1910 when New York State banned betting, and the course was developed into housing in 1920.  




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