Roosevelt Raceway (harness Racing)

Roosevelt Raceway (harness Racing)

Roosevelt Raceway was a ½-mile harness racing dirt then later synthetic (1957) track located in Westbury, New York, which operated from September 2, 1940 until July 15, 1988. It was the original home of the Messenger Stakes, part of the Triple Crown of Harness Racing for Pacers. The raceway hosted the event until it closed. It was also the first track to use the now universal "mobile starting gate". The operation was sold in 1984 on the condition it was to remain an operating racetrack, but the facilities deteriorated, attendance dropped off and the plant was no longer profitable. Roosevelt Raceway's closure was (and still is) controversial.

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... Little remains of RooseveltRaceway,other than the name,which still graces a shopping center and movie theater located on the former parking lot ... The actual race track was at coordinates 404423N 733550W/40.739722N 73.597112W/40.739722 73.597112Coordinates 404423N 7335 ... for years is now the home to a luxury condominium complex,Meadow Brook Commons,which began operation in 2006 ...

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