A Record Turnout for Open Day at the Bowie Race Track
8, 1958 (55 years ago today): A record 17,971 horse racing fans
descended on the Bowie Race Track for what was the earliest opening day
at the track at that time. Nearly one thousand of the fans traveled by
bus from New York City, and some came by train from Philadelphia. The
track was nearly frozen, and fans had to contend with wind and cold
Pictured here is a race day traffic jam from August, 1973 (photo by Arnie Miles).
Photos of Bowie Maryland 1973 through 1975 by Arnie Miles is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License