This is a track diagram of a typical 1 mile (8 furlongs) oval racetrack. This is the most common size and layout of many racetracks located in North America. There are other tracks of various sizes and we will try and list as many as we can with furlong markers.
In North America horse racing and few other parts of the world, tracks and race distances are measured in furlongs. Other tracks and race distances are measured in meters and and kilometers. To learn more about the "furlong", watch our short terminology video "Furlong"
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Arlington Park, Arlington Heights Illinois
Arlington Park International Race Course is a 1-1/8 mile (9 furlong) racetrack with a one mile chute. Arlington Park also has one turf course that is one mile (8 furlongs)
Churchill Downs, Louisville Kentucky
Churchill Downs is a one mile (8 furlongs) race track with a one mile chute. The chute bends slightly but I was not able to to show that in this diagram. Churchill Downs also has a 7/8 mile turf course (7 furlongs)
Belmont Park, Elmont New York
Belmont Race Track is a 1-1/2 mile (12 furlong) race track with a 1-1/8 mile chute. Belmont Park is the largest dirt race track in the world. Belmont also has two turf courses, the "Widener" 1-5/16 (10.5 furlongs) and the "Inner" 1-3/16 (9.5 furlongs)