Narragansett Race Track

Narragansett Race Track

Narragansett Park was an American race track for Thoroughbred horse racing in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. On May 18, 1934 a special Rhode Island election was held, where by a 4-1 margin, parimutuel wagering was made legal. Walter E. O'Hara formed the Narragansett Racing Association and was named president and manager. James Dooley (judge) was named Racing Secretary, while being acknowledged as the controlling interest. Previously, the Association had purchased the What Cheer Airport after the State of Rhode Island had picked a Warwick, Rhode Island location for the new official state airport. The former landing strip was on a tract of land just south of historic Slater Park and on an elevated plain west of the Ten Mile River. At the time, the river had been dammed downstream to form a reservoir for the East Providence, Rhode Island water supply. Horse racing was about to return to Rhode Island.

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... As of 2013, Suffolk Downs is the only thoroughbred track operating in New England ... All that remains of the Narragansett racing plant today is the grandstand building ... Narragansett Park Drive loops through the old barn area, skirts the railroad tracks, and turns west towards where the finish line used to be ...

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