Site of Arlington Downs Racetrack

Site of Arlington Downs Racetrack (HM1RG5)

Location: Arlington, TX 76011 Tarrant County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 44.884', W 97° 4.173'

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Wealthy rancher and oilman W.T. Waggoner (1852-1934) developed a stable of fine Thoroughbreds and quarter horses at his ranch here in the 1920s. At this site he built Arlington Downs, a one-and-one quarter mile race track with a 6,000-seat grandstand. Racing days drew thousands of spectators including numerous celebrities. Waggoner and his sons Guy (1883-1950) and Paul (1889-1967) campaigned for parimutuel betting, which was legalized in Texas from 1934 to 1937. The racetrack was used for rodeos and other events before the buildings were razed in 1958.
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HM NumberHM1RG5
Marker Number4724
Year Placed1978
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 4th, 2016 at 9:04am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 680859 N 3625006
Decimal Degrees32.74806667, -97.06955000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 44.884', W 97° 4.173'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 44' 53.04" N, 97° 4' 10.38" W
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Area Code(s)817, 214, 682
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2225 E Randol Mill Rd, Arlington TX 76011, US
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