This week's 'Rewind' is another edition of 'Picture Parade,' this time with the central theme of displaying photos of various racetracks -- many no longer existent. For those in the reading audience who enjoy submitting an answer or perhaps offering an "educated guess" on the subject shown, please send along your answer with the corresponding number. For those not so inclined, it is hoped that you may find some enjoyment in looking at this diverse old collection of photos. All of these oldies are from North America, none from elsewhere around the world.
1. - Where is this place?
2. - Can you correctly identify this once popular racetrack?
3. - This old Ontario track hasn't seen racing in many years but I believe it still exists.
4. - This oldie is now long gone but it was around for a very long time. It didn't look quite like this to most people still around. Can you name it?
5. - Can you correctly identify the location of this small town track in Ontario where a lot of racing action took place in days gone by? I believe it unfortunately fell victim to an arsonist. It was later replaced with a new structure shown below. (Both photos courtesy of Terry Mullen)
6. - Later demolished and replaced by a new stand this spot was the scene of great Fair racing for countless decades and even had stabling in the bottom part which was rather unique. Can you figure out its location?
7. - As the horses hit the first turn can you figure out the grandstand in the distance and thus the location?
8. - This grandstand was replaced many years ago I am sure as this photo is from 65 years ago. Now a couple of clues. It is in the U.S. and the track is still staging racing. At one time it was home to a lot of Canadian stables. Can you correctly name the location?
9. - A full grandstand was commonplace at this spot. This structure vanished a long time ago but harness racing lives on at this location. Sorry I can't give the Province or it would make it way too easy. Can you get it?
10. - Just in case you found most of these too hard, here is a "softie" to end the Quiz. Can you get it and while you're at it might as well name a person or two seen here?
Can anyone shed any light on where this track picture may have been taken? It was given to me many years ago with absolutely no identification as to location or date. If it looks familiar, be sure to give it a shot and send in your best guess. Wherever it was, looks like it was able to attract a pretty good sized crowd.
Quote For The Week: "Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you." - From Walt Whitman