Brandywine was a top tier 5/8 mile Harness track near Wilmington, Delaware that formed a racing circuit with Liberty Bell Track in nearby Philadelphia. This arrangement worked for a while, till they turned on each other and ran conflicting meets which eventually led to both of their demises.
On September 7, 1953 Head Pin wins the first ever race contested at Brandywine Raceway a Class C pace for a purse of $900 before 13,500 fans.
When Brandywine Raceway first opened it was your traditional half mile oval, and drivers were still wearing those floppy soft hats, but in 1970 as part of a four million dollar makeover, the racing surface was expanded to five eights of a mile. When Brandywine ended it's run, it had a grandstand capacity of 12,000 with parking for 10,500 cars. Over the years many top drivers and horses raced over the Brandywine surface, Billy Haughton and Stanley Dancer were regulars and a young Herve Filion started out there.
Today the site of Brandywine Raceway is a housing development named Brandywine Hunt. In the development is a street named Clubhouse Lane bordering the lane is what appears to be the outline of the racing surface at Brandywine.
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