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Part 1

Latonia Race Track

Here's where it was.  This entire Covington map is here.
The race track opened on July 9, 1883.

 

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Helios, with Steel aboard,
wins a race at Latonia.  1913.

An Aerial View from 1938

 

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looking southerly looking west looking north
1922 Aerial Views of Latonia, from the Facebook page of Memories of Latonia, via Dutch Johnson

 

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The Grand Stand on
 Derby Day
Winning the
Latonia Derby
Latonia Derby
 Crowd Scene
Caution, Winning
 the Latonia Derby

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The Latonia Race Track was open from 1883 thru 1939.

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The Judges' Stands at the Home Stretch The Judges Stand, from the back The Judges Stand, from the stands
Judges were there because we're in the days before the “photo-finish” was implemented. Most horse tracks didn't have the equipment until the late 1940's, if then.

 

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Club House and Judges Stand The Judges' Stands at the Home Stretch

  

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Club House, original grandstand, and first turn, all c. 1910.

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