Historic Markers Across Tennessee

The Nashville Race Course

Marker ID: NHC 8
Location: at the intersection of Vantage Way and Great Circle Rd., Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 11.585    W 086° 47.448
  36.19308333    -86.7908
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM26ZT


The Nashville Race Course, the "Burns Island Track", 1828-1884, was .6 of a mile north. Here Oct. 10, 1843, was run the then riches race in the world, the $34,000 Peyon Stakes, 4 mile heats, promoted by Bailie Peyton. The winner owned by Thomas Kirkman, was renamed "Peytona." Ten Broeck and Thora also raced here

The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County.