|AGUA CALIENTE RACECOURSE|
|Records show that racing has taken place in Mexico since the Mexican Jockey Club was established in 1881. The Agua Caliente racecourse was situated in Tijuana. It began racing in December 1929 on a course designed by Wayne McAllister.|
|The principal race was the Caliente Handicap which was
initially worth $140000 and the inaugural running was won by Victoria. In 1932 Phar Lap
was successful in the Handicap.
|In March 1938 the great Seabiscuit won the handicap watched by an enormous crowd. At its height the racecourse could seat a crowd in excess of 11000.|
|In 1971 tragedy struck the course when the grandstand was
gutted by fire, but it was rapidly rebuilt. The track continued for a further 21 years
before finally closing its gates in 1992.
|If you have badges, racecards, pictures of the racecourse or further details about the course, including your memories, then email firstname.lastname@example.org|