The Maryland race track of Havre De Grace held its inaugural meeting in 1912 and developed into one of the most important tracks in the United States. Its principal race was the Havre De Grace Handicap which was quaintly called 'The Graw' by locals. Famous horses have graced the 'Grace track', notably Man O'War who won the Potomac Handicap in 1920. Some 16 years later War Admiral was also triumphant at the course.
  The track could not withstand the competition from nearby Delaware Park and Garden State Park and had to close its doors in 1950, being sold to Alfred G Vanderbilt II in 1951.  
The grounds were sold and became part of the Havre De Grace High School.




If you have badges, racecards, pictures of the racecourse or further details about the course, including your memories, then email johnslusar@fsmail.net