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Marking The Memory: Livingston Enables Springsteel’s Final Journey

Famed Thoroughbred photographer Barbara Livingston has always had a penchant for racing history, and her latest project was one that touched the hearts of a great many racing fans. Her story in the Daily Racing Form relays the final journey of a horse “whose name has been lost to time.” Livingston, like many local fans, […]

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Two-Day Auction At Rockingham Park Scheduled For Sept. 24-25

Rockingham Park has scheduled a two-day auction of track equipment, memorabilia, and stadium equipment for Sept. 24 and 25 on-site in Salem, N.H., reports bloodhorse.com. Beginning at 9 a.m. on the 24th, Rockingham will offer the track’s heavy equipment, vehicles and outdoor equipment. A second session that day will offer  jockey photos, silks, photos, programs, […]

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One Last Look At 110-Year-Old Rockingham Park

A track that first hosted Thoroughbred races in 1906, the 110-year-old Rockingham Park in New Hampshire shuttered its doors for good on Aug. 31 this year. It hadn’t hosted a Thoroughbred race since 2002, though harness racing appeared at the fixture for several years. In her WordPress blog, racing enthusiast Carly Kaiser took one last […]

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Rockingham Park To Shut Down Aug. 31

Rockingham Park, located in Salem, NH, will officially shutter its doors on Aug. 31 of this year, according to bloodhorse.com. The track was the first in New England to have a Thoroughbred race meeting, beginning in 1906. It hadn’t hosted a live Thoroughbred meet since 2002, but did hold harness meetings for several years. “Simulcasting […]

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New Hampshire’s Rockingham Park Listed For Sale

Live horse racing at Rockingham Park was last seen in 2010, but unsuccessful efforts to run a casino at the New Hampshire racetrack have finally forced the owners to place the 109-year-old fixture on the market, according to the Union Leader. Competition from nearby Massachusetts, as well as a local public that opposes casino gambling, […]

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Report: Rockingham Park Casino Bill Tabled

The New Hampshire Senate voted Feb. 18 to table a bill that would allow a casino complex to be located at Rockingham Park. The Eagle Tribune reports that the Senate was set to vote on the bill Thursday, but a motion was made to table the legislation instead. Proponents of the bill have been trying to get expanded […]

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Hope Fading For Revival of Racing At Rockingham Park

The chances of live racing returning to New Hampshire’s Rockingham Park continue to fade as the legislature has yet to approve any proposals for casino gambling in the state. The Blood-Horse reports that Rockingham Park, which last hosted a live Thoroughbred meet in 2002 and a live harness meet in 2009, appears “headed toward the […]

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New England Jockey Jellison, 51, Loses Battle To Breast Cancer

Jill Jellison was four years old when she first came to trainer Bobby Raymond’s farm in North Smithfield, Rhode Island, in 1967. Her parents had bought her a pony named Blackie and Raymond told her, “You’re going to be a jockey.” His prediction would later come true. “She looked at me like I had three […]

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Communities Rally Around Backstretch Cats

Cats are a common solution to unwanted pests on the backstretch, but are often left without a steady source of food once a race meet closes. A recent examination by the blog View From the Racetrack Grandstand found that the communities around Meadowlands Race Track, Rosecroft Raceway, Rockingham Park, and Monticello Raceway have rallied around the […]

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Thoroughbred racing’s return to Rockingham still several years away

Although officials plan to bring racing back to Rockingham Park if expanded gambling becomes legal in New Hampshire, there is still a long way to go before horses step back onto the 107-year-old track. “It is our intent to have live racing,” said William Wortman, co-principal and CEO of Millennium Gaming, which is bidding for […]

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