|They're Off, at Latonia||Running at Latonia||“Latonia Race Track,
from a Facebook post by Dale Ashcraft
|Two views of the rear of the grandstand|
are common in early postcards,
but are rarely this sad.
Map of Latonia from 1951 showing location of the race track.
At The Post
|To Mr. H. W. Funk, Chief Electrical Engineer, Norfolk & Western Railway Co, Roanoke, Virginia: “Bo, You ought to bring Red Mary out here. Bet on “Squeeler” yesterday at 2-10 odds. Last they heard of her, she is due in this morning at 8:00, Earl”|
Dr. James Claypool wrote about the history of the Latonia track at this site.
A member of Jessie James' gang, Dick
Liddell, died in Latonia on July 7, 1901. In later
years, he had become an accomplished owner and trainer of thoroughbreds.
Latonia Race Track, Florence Kentucky, 1962
This Florence reincarnation opened August 27, 1959. The name was later changed to Turfway Park