On September 26, 1925, the racetrack was opened, located at Collinsville, Illinois. It is envisioned as a mini Churchill Downs and is a horse racing track in Collinsville, Illinois, part of the St. Louis metropolitan area, that hosts Thoroughbred flat racing and featured Standardbred harness racing; however, it ceased to continue in 1999. It is also one of three remaining horse racing tracks currently active in Illinois and the only one outside the Chicago, Illinois metro area. In 1969, Ogden Corporation purchased the track but sold it to Bill Stiritz in 2000. He is the chairman of Ralston Purina Co. and the principal owner of St. Louis Park Ltd. In liability, he owned 95 percent, while the remaining 5 percent was purchased by Brian Zander, Fairmount’s current vice-president, and general manager. Fairmount discontinued harness racing in favor of a 151-day, Jan. 29-Dec. 31 meeting, as Zander said, the track plans to conduct only thoroughbred racing in the future.
The main track is a one-mile oval, with a stretch 1,050 ft. in length and a chute of six furlongs and one mile and one quarter. The racing type is thoroughbred and standardbred. It can capacitate an estimate of 20,000 seats. Other amenities are an onsite restaurant, Space (Outdoor), Space (Private), has accessible wheelchairs, alcohol is also available, and catering.