|Racing is known to have taken place at Samarra
on a number of racecourses hundreds of years ago, and archaelogical evidence confirms
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.
|If you have badges, racecards, pictures of the racecourse or further details about the course, including your memories, then email email@example.com|