Horse Racing: Sport of Governors


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...

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