General Plan of Belmont Park, 1905

Jun 10th 2011 05:15 pm |

Before the Preakness a few weeks back, I posted an aerial photograph of Pimlico Race Course.  I was hoping to find something similar of Belmont Park for this week but had no such luck.  Instead, I found a plan of Belmont Park that was published during the inaugural season of the historic track in Elmont.  The entire document is available via the Internet Archive and it’s well worth a look.

The layout of the original plan for Belmont Park in 1905

In case you missed it, I published a piece about Colin a few days ago. Also, be sure to take a look at another article about Colin posted by our friend Teresa at Brooklyn Backstretch.

I’m going with Shackeford in the Belmont Stakes and will be including Santiva as my long shot play. Good luck….lets all cash some big tickets on Belmont Day. Thanks for reading!

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2 Responses to “General Plan of Belmont Park, 1905”

  1. helene conway says:

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I will share w you later a plan from the book BP published in 1948, which charmingly lists along w the site plan, all owners w horses stabled there that year.

    Have a lovely day and see you at Saratoga


  2. Colin says:

    In the book Belmont Park: A Century of Champions, a myraid of paintings on famous horses can be found. Prior to these paintings, however, is a sketch of Belmont before its repeated fires. The sketch even has the names and positions of the steeplechase jumps as well as a photo of the stweward’s stand, right at the finish line. It’s worth a look at!