Horse Racing: Sport of Governors

HORSE RACING

The Roosevelt Raceway management did all it could to make the customers comfortable. Crews worked around the clock to clear 7 in. of snow from the track and the 250-acre parking lot (at a cost of $10,000); 146 infra-red heaters burned above the seats, and low-pressure blowers swirled lukewarm air around the feet of the standees in back.

The heaters hardly took the edge off the bitter 26° cold. But nothing could deter the horseplayers from their appointed rounds last week. And out they came for the opening of New York's 1964 harness-racing season — 35,000 strong, only 1,000 less than...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!