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The Nebraska racetrack of Lincoln began as a racecourse at the State Fairgrounds in Lincoln and first started racing on 9th September 1947. It had an open air grandstand which had the capacity to hold almost 5400 punters and, in the early days, was known as State Fair Park. The 5 furlong oval racetrack, complete with 4 ½ furlong chute, had a 201 metre home straight.  Its principal race was the Capitol City Futurity. The final year of racing at the State Fair Park racetrack was in 2012, because the ground was actually leased from the University of Nebraska and they wished to utilise the ground for students. For the 2013 season the track was renamed Lincoln Racecourse and it was to be predominantly a simulcast facility. However, the state laws prevented a simulcast facility to operate unless there was at least one actual live race meeting held annually. To overcome this law on 8th January 2013 three horses lined up for a single race card to satisfy the law.

Local Patrons Lincoln Race Club
Principal Races Capitol City Futurity

Although it is likely that the State Fair Park will never again witness live racing, a new course was planned just a few miles away in Lincoln. Once again it aimed to offer a simulcast facility and, once again, it was necessary to satisfy the state law. So on 4th September 2015 a single one furlong race took place.

Course today The racecourse ceased racing in 2015.
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

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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