(Nebraska spelled backwards)
Opened 1919 – Closed 1995
A Record 31,969 attended on July 10th, 1982
There was parking in the infield… you can see
where the cars would drive under the track to park.
The complex was built in the 1920’s
and the coliseum in 1929
The adjoining coliseum was a great place to
get out of the Nebraska heat and watch the races
on the giant movie screen located on the stage.
When handicapping races from the
60’s to 90’s with the Daily Racing Form
these 2 names were sure to get the big circle.
The Top Jockey
John L. Lively
Winner of ten riding titles at Ak-Sar-Ben!
Trainer Jack Van Berg
For nineteen straight years between 1959 and 1977,
Jack Van Berg was the leading trainer at Ak-Sar-Ben
For more information about Aksarben Racetrack
go to their website for a complete racetrack experience!
The Welcome Sign at the Street
A couple of the Ak-Sar-Ben
Some 1983 – 84 video from the Omaha TV station
featuring the great races at Ak-Sar-Ben
Each video runs about 30 minutes but
definitely will take you back in time!