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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Still Time to Head to Historic Track

A field getting away at Historic Track

I am a little bit late this year, but the Grand Circuit is visiting Goshen Historic Track in New York this coming weekend starting June 29 thru July 2.  Hall of Fame Day is Sunday, July 1.  If you have never attended the races at Historic Track, you really need to make an effort to go. 

You may think how good can the horses be at Goshen, but you would be surprised.  There have been some really good horses that have graced the historic oval as trainers like Ray Schnittker make their Historic Track as their base of operation.  Tomorrow's champion may be racing in front of your eyes.

The schedule this year is as follows:
  • Friday, June 29 - Landmark Stakes for 2 and 3yos (both sexes and gaits)
  • Saturday, June 30 - New York Excelsior/State Fair Stakes - 3yo pacers; CKG Billings Amateur Driving Series; Catskill Amateur Drivers Pace
  • Sunday, July 1 - Hall of Fame Day; New York Excelsior/State Fair Stakes - 3yo trotters; Hall of Fame Pace (Invitational); Ladies Invitational
  • Monday, July 2 - New York County Fair Races - 2 and 3yos (both gaits)
A field heading into the final turn at Historic Track.

Post Time each day is 1:00pm.  Admission for adults is $5.00.  One of the neat things about Historic Track is you can roam all around the track and backstretch during each day's racing plus you never know who you are going to run into, and not just on Hall of Fame Day.  True there is no wagering, but quite honestly, you won't miss it.

 If you want to see pari-mutuel racing in the evening, the Meadowlands races Thursday-Saturday while Yonkers Raceway races each evening except Sunday during the Goshen meet.  Monticello Raceway races Monday and Tuesday at 12:50pm and if you are around for July 4, they will be racing their only night card of the year starting at 5:30pm which culminates in their renowned fireworks display.

If you are looking for sightseeing, you are not far away from West Point and Bear Mountain State Park (fireworks on Friday night).  Of course, don't forget the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame next door!

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