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Pompano Park

Pompano Park race track is a 5/8 mile harness track in Pompano Beach, Florida that features live racing year round. Pompano Park features world class standardbred horse racing with top-ranked trotters and pacers, award-winning drivers and trainers and some of the best racing action in North America.

The track is centrally located just one mile west of Interstate 95, one mile east of the Florida Turnpike and one block south of the corner of Atlantic Blvd and Powerline Road. It is only a 15-minute drive from the ocean, 20 minutes from the Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood International Airport and less than an hour from Miami Beach.

The entire Pompano Park race track facility is a complete entertainment destination. It can accommodate up to 20,000 spectators and 12,000 cars. It houses approximately 1,000 horses.

Pompano Park Race Track Facts

  Track Size and Surface
  • 5/8-mile track composed of Marl (combination of Florida type clay, concrete sand and rice rock-similar to limestone chips or crushed coral).
Homestretch Length
  • 608 feet from top of the stretch to finish
Track Width
  • 80 feet
Track Features
  • No hubrail
  • No passing lane
  • Pylons for safety
Grandstand Capacity
  • 7,500

Pompano Park Milestones

  • In 1953, a New York ad executive turned horse breeder named Frederick Van Lennen purchased a failed Depression-era thoroughbred racing track and vowed to build the "Taj Mahal" of harness racing. He faced formidable legal opposition from various parties with interests in the pari-mutuel business.
  • On February 4, 1964, the $5.5 million Pompano Park race track first opened its gates to the public. Pompano Park race track's inaugural season was a 46-night harness racing meet.
  • Throughout its 40-year history, Pompano Park race track has hosted many of harness racing's greatest horses, drivers and trainers. Each year, it also hosts several charitable fund raising events. It is the home of the Broward County Fair. It has also been designated a hurricane shelter for horses for Florida

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