I had been looking forward to visiting this historic track for some time. And I admit that it is charming. The track itself is well-maintained and you get closer to the action than at any track I'd ever been to. And instead of a wire fence neck-high, there is a brick 2 foot high fence separating the crowd from the track in some areas. It's difficult not to love. In addition, there is a guy that runs the gift shop out of the clubhouse entry that is the best I've ever seen at a harness track. All kinds of shirts in sizes from infant to 6X. Mugs, hats, etc. A great place to shop for a harness racing fan.
That said, there were issues. The clubhouse wasn't open for live racing, which is sad. And while there is an area to order food and sit down while watching simulcasting, it's poorly maintained, with TV's not working at some tables. My wife called several times in advance trying to coordinate a winner's circle photo for our one-time visiting the track, and never got a call back.
There are definitely facility management issues keeping this from being a top-notch racetrack.
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