|Racing is known to have taken place at Samarra on a number of racecourses hundreds of years ago, and archaelogical evidence confirms this. By the 1950's land in the Mansur area was transformed into a Turf Club with stables and Prince Abdulilah became its patron. The races run at the meeting were Plate races and Handicaps.|
|However, the badges displayed on this page show that
Baghdad had a flourishing Race Club in the 1930's as well as the aforementioned 1950's.
It is known that the racecourse was popular since the end of World War I being opened in 1917.
|On the site of the old racecourse at Mansur Saddam Hussein attempted to build a mosque close to the Rahman mosque.|
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