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Miles Park Miles Park started life as Fairgrounds Speedway a harness track back in 1956. After two years the track was converted to thoroughbreds and renamed Miles Park. During it's glory days Miles Park was awarded racing dates after Churchill Down's spring meet. The track was known for running the Junior Derby. 

Miles Park In 1974 the track changed hands and was renamed Commonwealth Race Course. Commonwealth only lasted one meet, in 1975 the Kentucky Racing Commission questioning to values of the new owners denied race dates for a spring meet. Legal battles begin but Commonwealth never got back on track.

 In 1977 new owners ran a short Quarter Horse meet but in 1978 five juvenile arsonists torched the track heavily damaging the grandstand. It doesn't look like it was rebuilt. In 2012 the property is an industrial site and there is no indication that a race track ever existed.

By the time Miles Park or Commonwealth passed into oblivion it had grown many limbs. Starting out in 1956 with one chute, Miles Park ended life with four chutes, one on every turn. I guess it was a unique way of lengthening the track without having room for expansion. Another interesting event that happened during the Commonwealth days, was when the judges misinterpreted a photo finish and made the second place horse the winner.