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Maywood Park

Racing information plus notable races at Maywood Park

Maywood Park > Harness Betting

RaceTrack Info:
Live Racing Calendar:
January - December

Course Type:

Main Track:
1/2 mile, oval

Last Turn to Finish Line:
594 feet

Turf course:

Built in 1946 in Melrose Park, Illinois (About 17 miles from Chicago), Maywood Park can trace its racing history back to the 1940's. Originally the home of Cook County Fairgrounds, Maywood has held race meets since 1946, the longest in the state's standardbred racing history.

In 1984, Maywood Park became the first track in Chicago, and only the second ever - to host a Breeders' Crown event. On Oct. 19, 1984, the Two-Year-Old Filly Pace Final carried a $550,000 prize - still the largest purse offered at a Chicagoland standardbred track - and was won in a thrilling three-horse photo finish by Amneris in 1:57.1, a tick off the world record, with Hall of Fame driver John Campbell in the sulky.

Notable Races on Maywood Park:
Notable Races
Windy City Pace
Abe Lincoln
Maywood Filly Pace