The tracks behind the track survive, but perhaps for not much longer since
both redevelopment and revival are being studied for the site. Bowie Race
Track has been closed since 1985, and its horse training center ceased
operation during 2015.
During 2018 The Stronach Group, the dominant player in Maryland horseracing,
announced plans to shift activity away from Pimilco in Baltimore, to both Laurel
The train yard was/is to the north of the race oval. There were/are 8 train
tracks, each 600 to 1010 feet in length, where past racegoers disembarked then
later, richer or poorer, climbed back aboard. During peak popularity, 10 trains
would arrive per race day. The trains departed after certain races of that day,
such as the seventh or ninth, had been completed.
similar view 1992,