Map: Tour through New York horse racing history

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145th Belmont Stakes – Previews

A general view of horses entering the track for a training session at Belmont Park on June 6, 2013.

With the Belmont Stakes galloping onto Long Island, take a tour of the Empire State’s rich history of horse racing using the map above.

One race track hosted a pope’s mass, another boasts title of oldest in the U.S., and still more have their own comeback stories after state gambling bans and world wars briefly shuttered the courses.

And that history extends beyond recreation to economical.

Monies bet at New York race tracks account for 20 percent of all bets placed on thoroughbred competitions in the U.S., according to the New York Racing Association.

145th Belmont Stakes – Previews

A general view of horses entering the track for a training session at Belmont Park on June 6, 2013.

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