Ak-Sar-Ben RaceTrack
Omaha, Nebraska

(Nebraska spelled backwards)
Opened 1919 – Closed 1995

AksarbenA Record 31,969 attended on July 10th, 1982
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Aksarben Starting GateThere was parking in the infield… you can see
where the cars would drive under the track to park.

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ak-sar-ben-field-earlier timesThe complex was built in the 1920’s
and the coliseum in 1929
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Ak-Sar-Ben Coliseum 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.
Capacity 7,200
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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.
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The Top Jockey
JL Lively 1972John L. Lively
Winner of ten riding titles at Ak-Sar-Ben!
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and…
Trainer Jack Van Berg


Jack Van Berg
For nineteen straight years between 1959 and 1977,
Jack Van Berg was the leading trainer at Ak-Sar-Ben
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For more information about Aksarben Racetrack
go to their website for a complete racetrack experience!

Aksarben website

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The Welcome Sign at the Street

A couple of the Ak-Sar-Ben
track announcers
Ak-Sar-Ben Omaha

TerryWallace Announcer

Terry Wallace

Chris Kotulak

Chris Kotulak

 

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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!

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The Track Philosopher
When He Frequented Ak-Sar-Ben in the ’70s
Bob MesekeRobert “Bob” Meseke

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“Christmas Waltz”-Frank Sinatra

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