Devonshire Racetrack

September 28, 2011

The history of the racetrack has been covered many times on this site (here, here, here and here), but here another old postcard view from the early 1920′s that was posted in the original site, many years ago.

Hard to imagine now, but at one time we were home to three horse tracks. Simply amazing.

5 Responses to Devonshire Racetrack

  1. Dave on September 28, 2011 at 8:09 am

    I wish we had thoroughbred racing here.

  2. orlando on September 28, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    its always good to know what we had in windsor in terms of history.i remember my dad telling me that when he came to windsor in 1970,the devonshire mall was just under construction but he remembers seeing parts of the old track still there before it was completely gone.Now the only remants of the old race tracks is in kennilworth estate with the two old square pillars at the intersection of south camroon and howard.hopefully it does not get torn down.

  3. gary on September 29, 2011 at 10:21 am

    as you drive into jackson parkfrom Tecumseh rd there are 2 short concrete pillars with round tops i understand those are all that remain of the horse track in the park from that peroid

  4. alex aitken on January 17, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    I have in my possession a racing form of the Devonshire track for WEDS. jULY 5 ,1922.
    iT LIST THE RACES, HORSES , TIMES ANd JOCKEYS FOR THAT Day.
    It is 92 years old ,now framed and ready for some horse-track museum

  5. Owen Klein on January 22, 2014 at 11:49 am

    A note to Alex Aitken about his Devonshire program–My book on the three racetracks is nearing completion and I’m in the process of lining up visual material. If he could E-mail me- I’d love to photograph the program.

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