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News 12 The Bronx visits Morris Park Racecourse, explores history in honor of borough's centennial

The Morris Park Racecourse was the premier horse

The Morris Park Racecourse was the premier horse racing track in the country when it opened its gates in 1889. (July 10, 2014 5:38 PM)

News 12 The Bronx took a trip to Morris Park in honor of the borough's centennial.

The Morris Park Racecourse was the premier horse racing track in the country when it opened its gates in 1889. Businessman and lottery king John A. Morris transformed the open farmland into a hotspot for high-rollers and thoroughbreds.

At its peak in the late 1800s, the track hosted the Belmont Stakes,...

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