NARRAGANSETT PARK, was an American race track for Thoroughbred
horse races. It was built in 1934 and located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Some
of its important races were the Rhode Island Handicap, Governors Handicap, and
the Narragansett Special. In its heyday, the track hosted races in which numerous
Thoroughbred greats competed such as War Admiral, Seabiscuit, and Gun Bow.
Competition for the betting public saw the facility close in 1978. The following year,
the city of Pawtucket bought the site for commercial and residential redevelopment.
All that remains of the grounds today is the grandstand building, which is in use as
an outlet for the discount retailer Building. photos from intothesunstudio.com
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