2.12.09

LINCOLN DOWNS RACE TRACK

LINCOLN DOWNS RACE TRACK
Opened in 1947, and was located in Lincoln.
Originally a race track for thoroughbred horses. In 1977 the track
switched to Greyhound racing. Both were owned by B.A. Dario.
The location is now home to Twin River Gambling Casino.


18 comments:

  1. "You mentioned that B.A. Dario owned Lincoln Downs. He also owned 2 more locations mentioned. He was the last owner of RKO Albee Theater. He purchased it in 1965 and attempted to operate it as a theater for the performing arts. He also owned Loewes Theater. His wife Sylvia convinced him not to tear it down and was instrumental in creating PPAC. She is 98 years old and has stayed active in supporting PPAC since its inception"

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  2. my dad loved horse racing his stable there was the big D stable what great times those were. i miss him alot rip big D

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  3. back in the days when i would go to either lincoln, green mountain, or berkshire or great barrington with maybe $20.00 in my pocket, i was a kid going with my parents and aunts and uncles!!!i used to love to bet the $6.00 win, place, and show!!! now, for the most part, i go to the $50.00 window usually, and i don't play every race either, when i go to what used to be teletrack in new haven, ct. i'll be betting more than $2.00 on creative concern to win this years kentucky derby in may.

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    1. Do you by chance remember Eugene Kiernan from back in 1968?
      I believe the family owned a bar & grill pretty close to Lincoln Downs (can't remember the name of it) and they lived in Lincoln as well. Trying to locate his son, Eugene F Kiernan Jr (he'd be in his early 70s right now) for a friend of mine.They were Navy buddies and served on the USS Pyro AE-24 together in 1963-1964. I've been searching for some time now and haven't had any luck. Any help you could give would be appreciated. kmariebox@usspyro.com

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  4. We have a large trophy from Lincoln Downs in our living room. It was from the New Haven Handicap from March 7, 1959. The horse was Admiral's Joy. Owner was G.S. Colella. Rider was N. Mercier. Trainer was J. Miele.
    My wife got this trophy from her dad Alfred Colella.
    Thought this might bring back some memories for someone.

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    1. bring it sunday to our Lincoln Downs day

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    2. Yes, brought back memories when I saw Johnny Miele's name. Worked for him at Lincoln as an exercise boy in 1957. Still have a win photo with him and me in the pix. Thanks for the memory. Tom Edwards atlascom@earthlink.net

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    3. Do you by chance remember Eugene Kiernan from back in 1968?
      I believe the family owned a bar & grill pretty close to Lincoln Downs (can't remember the name of it) and they lived in Lincoln as well. Trying to locate his son, Eugene F Kiernan Jr (he'd be in his early 70s right now) for a friend of mine.They were Navy buddies and served on the USS Pyro AE-24 together in 1963-1964. I've been searching for some time now and haven't had any luck. Any help you could give would be appreciated. kmariebox@usspyro.com

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    4. Do you by chance remember Eugene Kiernan from back in 1968?
      I believe the family owned a bar & grill pretty close to Lincoln Downs (can't remember the name of it) and they lived in Lincoln as well. Trying to locate his son, Eugene F Kiernan Jr (he'd be in his early 70s right now) for a friend of mine.They were Navy buddies and served on the USS Pyro AE-24 together in 1963-1964. I've been searching for some time now and haven't had any luck. Any help you could give would be appreciated. kmariebox@usspyro.com

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  5. Grew up in Pawtucket and attended Narragansett in the morning with a owner who boarded at our house. We used to go into the grandstand and pick up Coke bottles so I could cash them in for 2 cents each. I also remember the name of the man who announced the races. His name was Ralph Rubenstein. His opening remarks were, "atop the grandstand at Narragansett Park for the running of the 1st race". I also remember Lincoln Downs, but Gansett was the premier track in R.I. I am now 81 years old, but remember the track like it was yesterday.

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  6. My father, Richard Barnett was a horse trainer at Lincoln Downs. They honored him by celebrating "Barnett Day."

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    1. Do you by chance remember Eugene Kiernan from back in 1968?
      I believe the family owned a bar & grill pretty close to Lincoln Downs (can't remember the name of it) and they lived in Lincoln as well. Trying to locate his son, Eugene F Kiernan Jr (he'd be in his early 70s right now) for a friend of mine.They were Navy buddies and served on the USS Pyro AE-24 together in 1963-1964. I've been searching for some time now and haven't had any luck. Any help you could give would be appreciated. kmariebox@usspyro.com

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  7. I worked for your father R.L. BARRNETT when I was a kid ...he had this horse fort greenhow fast fast fast had my last 20$ on him

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  8. Anyone remember Henry Lipan? I thought he was a part owner of Lincoln Downs in the 1950s-1960s...He was a great uncle of mine and had a cottage at Spring Lake.

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    1. Do you by chance remember Eugene Kiernan from back in 1968?
      I believe the family owned a bar & grill pretty close to Lincoln Downs (can't remember the name of it) and they lived in Lincoln as well. Trying to locate his son, Eugene F Kiernan Jr (he'd be in his early 70s right now) for a friend of mine.They were Navy buddies and served on the USS Pyro AE-24 together in 1963-1964. I've been searching for some time now and haven't had any luck. Any help you could give would be appreciated. kmariebox@usspyro.com

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  9. I just love reading everyone's stories. My great uncle, Tom Trulis, owned the concessions around the late 40's and early 50's at the Lincoln Downs. Working on some family history but unfortunately it is really hard to trace my Greek ancestors. Any memories of him would be greatly appreciated. I hear he was a pretty tough man.

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  10. Do you by chance remember Eugene Kiernan from back in 1968?
    I believe the family owned a bar & grill pretty close to Lincoln Downs (can't remember the name of it) and they lived in Lincoln as well. Trying to locate his son, Eugene F Kiernan Jr (he'd be in his early 70s right now) for a friend of mine.They were Navy buddies and served on the USS Pyro AE-24 together in 1963-1964. I've been searching for some time now and haven't had any luck. Any help you could give would be appreciated. kmariebox@usspyro.com

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  11. we used to go there as kids bunking school and bet on the races. we knew local gangsters who gave us tips on fixed races and we made many huge scores at a very young age. nobody wanted to go to school or work ...... what for ?

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