The Standardbred Retirement Foundation is presenting the last Roosevelt Raceway reunion July 22 at the New Meadowlands in the Skyboxes by Pink Restaurant on the third floor.
Nearly 80 well-known drivers and trainers are scheduled to attend, including Carmine Abbatiello, the Popfingers, Mike LaChance, Billy O’Donnell, Bob Bencal, Butch Dokey, Randy Lee, Benny Webster, Bobbie Rahner, Jon Paton, Fred Hudson, Jimmy Marohn Jr., the Galantes and more.
A cocktail party from 6-7:30 p.m. is open to all for $39 if paid by July 17, or for $49 at the door.
In addition to providing an opportunity for meeting favorite figures in the sport, the party will feature an auction of Roosevelt Raceway memorabilia—some of which dates back to the early 1900s. Items will be available for bidding online at 32auctions/rrr2017 opening July 20, 2017 at 5 p.m. and will close July 24, 2017 at noon.
Dinner reservations may be made by contacting the New Meadowlands directly at 201-460-4079 or online at thebigm.com.
SRF is the largest Standardbred adoption program in the U.S. It cares for more than 220 trotters and pacers, provides lifetime homes for more than 140 retirees and offers lifetime follow-up for every adopted horse, so they are never again at risk.