How do you define a legendary horseracing track? It might not be easy to answer whether the world-class events held there and the rich history of the place makes it legendary or the perfect track and the prestigious ground that has added to its fame. However, the track is the king for horseracing and the way it has influenced the equestrian world there must not be any doubt about its contribution in making the venues find a place among legends.
Throughout the year, about twenty-five horse races take place in the USA at different venues, which figure among the historical and greatest racecourses of the country. Although you can catch up with the TVG Horse Races that include these events, for the ultimate experience in horseracing, you must visit these venues. There is nothing more spellbinding than to witness how horses spit fire with their hooves and set the racecourses on fire.
Pimlico Racecourse – Baltimore, Maryland
The second oldest racecourse in the USA, the Pimlico Racecourse is famous for the Preakness Stakes held every year. You can enjoy horseracing while dining at the Terrace Dining Room or even opt to spend time at the Sports Palace watching live racing and simulcast racing. The place well known for Thoroughbred horseracing since the 1870s has remained the premier horseracing destination in Baltimore. The place acquired the nickname ‘Old Hilltop’ for the small hillock at the center of the infield, which a gathering place for spectators and trainers before the races.
Arlington Park – Arlington, Illinois
Dubbed as the most beautiful racing track in the USA today, The Arlington Park racecourse in suburban Chicago had to be rebuilt in 1985 after a devastating fire had destroyed it. The six-story grandstand and incredible landscaping provide the perfect setting for enjoying the high voltage excitement of Thoroughbred racing. The Arlington Million event held every year attracts large crowds of visitors from faraway places too. The one-mile chute on the dirt track and a good turf course make racing very interesting.
Del Mar Race Track– Del Mar, California
The racing tracks of turf and dirt are so closely located to the Pacific Ocean that people often describe the place as a racecourse where turf meets surf. Thanks to the lines of Bill Cosby that plays out every day before start of the race. The course is known for scheduling races on all six days of the week that provides the most fulfilling racing experience for spectators who fill the stands. The attraction of the opening day is the dressed up Southern Californian women who turn up at their best to show off to the boys.
Hialeah Park – Florida
Another old racing track in America, The Hialeah Park racecourse finds a place on the US National Register of Historic Places and until 2001; the track hosted some of the most memorable racing events. The flamingo sanctuary on the ground is an added attraction. The park retains the tag of one of the most significant racing tracks of the country, although it now holds only quarter races.