Covington in Kenton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Latonia Race Track
Extended west from Winston Ave. with main entrance at head of Latonia Ave. Generous purses attracted such equine greats as Epinard, Clyde Van Dusen, Zev, Black Gold, and Equipoise. After amassing substantial debts in the 1930s, Latonia Race Track closed after its last race on July 29, 1939.
Erected 1989 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1853.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Parks & Recreational Areas • Sports. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
Location. 39° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3801 Winston Avenue, Latonia KY 41015, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ritte's Corner (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Holy Cross Parish (approx. 0.2 miles away); Holmes High School / Homesdale Estate (approx. one mile away); St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (approx. one mile away); Fort Wright (approx. 1.8 miles away); Veteran's Monument (approx. 2 miles away); Sons of Union Veterans Monument (approx. 2 miles away); Spanish-American War Monument (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
Also see . . .
1. Latonia Race Track. From the Kentucky Historical Society's ExploreKYHistory series. (Submitted on June 4, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
2. Old Latonia: America's Most Beautiful Race Course (YouTube). A 26-minute documentary film by Cam Miller on Old Latonia Race Track. This film is told through the eyes of former employee James Robertson as he takes us through the glory days and eventual demise of Old Latonia. (Submitted on June 4, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 4, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.