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The Harrah's Chester/Harrah's Philadelphia racetrack is located on the Chester Pennsylvannia waterfront, and offers an extensive programme of racing for 150 days annually from April to mid-December. At one time the region was served by Brandywine Racetrack and Liberty Bell Racecourse, so Harrah's Chester already had a ready-made audience. The 5 furlong limestones track, with 132 metre home straight, was built on the site where the Sun Shipbuilding company once stood, holding its inaugural harness meeting on 10th September 2006. Its principal race is the Battle of Brandywine, relaunching a race popular at the old Brandywine Racetrack. Within 4 months of its first meeting the track had also opened a casino, operating firstly on 22nd January 2007. When the track first opened it was named Harra'hs Chester and made use of its floodlights, but since the May 2012 meeting it has been known as Harrah's Philadelphia and has not staged any evening meetings. However, it has taken over the running of the E.H. Harriman Cup, Acorn Stakes, Goshen Cup and Debutante Stakes.

Local Patrons Harrah's Philadelphia Race Club
Principal Races Battle of Brandywine, E.H. Harriman Cup, Acorn Stakes, Goshen Cup, Debutante Stakes.
Course today The racecourse continues to operate very successfully.
If you have photos, postcards, racecards. badges, newspaper cuttings or book references about the old course, or can provide a photo of how the ground on which the old racecourse stood looks today, then email johnwslusar@gmail.com

ISBN 978-0-9957632-0-3

652 pages

774 former courses

ISBN 978-0-9957632-1-0

352 pages

400 former courses

ISBN 978-0-9957632-2-7

180 pages

140 former courses

ISBN 978-0-9957632-3-4

264 pages

235 former courses

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