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Kansas City was the home of The Woodlands racetrack which first opened its gates to racing, albeit greyhound racing organised by the National Greyhound Association, in 1989. The track took advantage of the relaxed gambling laws in Kansas to make use of a pair-mutuel system, and on 24th May 1990 it held its first horse race meeting. The extensive 8 furlong oval track, with separate 6 furlong chute, had a 314 metre home straight, offered a programme of thoroughbred and quarter horse racing. The highlight of the racing year was the Kansas (Woodlands) Derby, although other feature races included the Kansas Futurity, the Kansas Jackpot Derby (last winner in 2007 was Ritzy Dash), the Kansas Jackpot Futurity (last winner in 2007 was DMNV Mountable), and the Woodlands Championship (last winner in 2007 was Tres Cute), but by 2007 the venue had run out of steam. The final meeting took place on 27th October 2007, although principal race winners are shown below.

Local Patrons The Woodlands Race Club
Principal Races Kansas Derby, Kansas Futurity, Woodlands Championship

Kansas (Woodlands) Derby winners in the new millennium
2001 The Kansas Derby was won by Fairly Slick
2002 The Kansas Derby was won by Straw For Cash
2003 The Kansas Derby was won by Let My Light Shine
2004 The Kansas Derby was won by Best Advice
2005 The Kansas Derby was won by You Betcha Can
2006 The Kansas Derby was won by Realistically
2007 The Kansas Derby was won by A Silver Goblin

Kansas Futurity winners in the new millennium
2001 The Kansas Futurity was won by Mimi Scooter
2002 The Kansas Futurity was won by Meter Me Darlin
2003 The Kansas Futurity was won by Lett Herr Zoom
2004 The Kansas Futurity was won by Corona On Tap
2005 The Kansas Futurity was won by Eyesa First
2006 The Kansas Futurity was won by Okey Dokey Annie
2007 The Kansas Futurity was won by Jessthelouisianagirl

Course today The racecourse closed on 27th October 2007
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

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774 former courses

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400 former courses

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180 pages

140 former courses

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264 pages

235 former courses

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