Longacres 1983.JPG (21028 bytes) LONGACRES RACECOURSE  
It is known that racing first took place at Longacres in 1933 on a track developed by Joseph Gottstein and William Edris.

 

  The pricipal races at the meeting were the Washington Championship and the Longacres Mile, run for the first time in 1941 and won by Campus Fusser. In 1963 the administration of the track passed to Morris Alhadeff, the son-in-law of Joseph Gottstein. He became the president some 8 years later on the death of Gottstein.

 

 
From 1990 to its close the races were run by Emerald Racing Association whence the track was known as Longacres Park.

 

  The shutters came down on the racecourse on 21st September 1992, with the final race being won by Native Rustler, ridden by Gary Stevens and trained by Richard Wright. It was witnessed by a massive crowd numbering 23,258. As a sign of the sadness of its passing the final race is said to have been run without commentary.

 

 
If you have badges, racecards, pictures of the racecourse or further details about the course, including your memories, then email johnslusar@fsmail.net