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Jerome Park Racecourse was built in the late 1880's and was situated in Westchester County. It hosted its first meeting in 1888.
  Its last meeting was held in 1894. In that same year the Jockey Club was formed under the leadership of August Belmont II. With the demise of Jerome Park the Westchester Jockey Club formed the Westchester Racing Association and administered meetings at Morris Park, which had opened in 1889 in the Bronx area of New York.


By 1890 Morris Park Racecourse was hosting such prestigious races as the Belmont Stakes and the Preakness Stakes. The owner of Morris Park was the businessman John Morris and just before he died in May 1895 he leased the course to the Westchester Racing Association.
  The final horserace meeting at Morris Park took place in 1902 when crowd sizes had slipped to a financially unsound level. Motor racing continued at the track until 1910.


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