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The Sport of Kings in Queens

Celebrating 350 Years of Thoroughbred Horse Racing


October 8, 2017 – June 30, 2018
Queens Historical Society &  Flushing Town Hall


Queens has been a major center of thoroughbred horse racing since 1667 when King Charles II of England established here the first race course in his North American Possessions.

This exhibition details the history of this amazing sport in Queens from those early days 350 years ago to the present and its concomitant cultural, social and economic dimensions and impact. It relates stories of the sport’s legends–horses, jockeys, trainers, and iconic races.


Sport of Kings in Queens Exhibition Press Release

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