|RANDALL PARK RACECOURSE|
|The racecourse of Randall Park was situated on the South Eastern side of the city of Cleveland in the state of Ohio and served the racing enthusiasts from the village of North Randall. It held its first meeting in 1939 and at one stage was hosting 50 race meetings annually. The track was a direct replacement for the North Randall Race Track which opened in 1908 and ran for 30 years before closing in 1938. The principal race at the new Randall Park track was the Buckeye Handicap which, at one time, was the richest in the state.|
|I am very grateful to Derek Kimotauk for the rare images of the racectrack which is missed by so many.|
|Derek Kimotauk has managed to save a photo of a 6 furlong race run on 30th July 1951, signed by owner, trainer and jockey, and has kindly allowed it to be shown below.|
|The land on which the track was built was originally a part of Forest City Farm, a horse breeding farm established by Christopher Emery in 1883.|
The final races were run in 1968 whence the principal races were transferred to the neighbouring track of Thistledown. The Randall Park shopping Mall was built over the track in 1976 but has recently closed. The course was not only used for thoroughbred racing but, as Derek Kimotauk's photos shown above indicate, there was also trotting. I am grateful to our Anerican Racing Correspondent Richard Gauthier for the badge scans shown below.
The photo below was provided by Derek Kimotauk and shows inside the Stewards Box.
|If you have badges, racecards, pictures of the racecourse or further details about the course, including your memories, then email firstname.lastname@example.org|