The Sheepshead Bay racecourse was based on the outskirts of the town of the same name in the state of New York. Two prominent New Yorkers, August Belmont and Leonard Jerome, financed and built the course which opened in 1884.
  Its principal races were the Futurity Stakes and the Suburban Handicap, which are still contested today albeit at Belmont Park. The inevitable happened in 1910 when New York State banned gambling.  
The track later became a motor racing circuit before being sold to developers.




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