MADISON DOWNS RACECOURSE

The Nebraska racecourse at Madison Downs was a 4 furlong oval course situated at the Madison County Fairgrounds. It had an open air grandstand and, at its height, the grandstand could cater for 2500 punters.
However, by 1966 the state passed a Bill which was to prove fatal for this racecourse and many others. In the past, racecourses that were 4 furlongs in length, were exempt from paying Tax on their first $1 million of takings. Once that law was changed the racecourse was no longer financial viable and had closed within a few years.

Today no evidence remains of the racecourse.
If you have badges, racecards, pictures of the racecourse or further details about the course, including your memories, then email johnslusar@fsmail.net