Rosecroft Raceway Harness Racing

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Rosecroft Raceway

Rosecroft Raceway is one of Maryland's leading harness racing facilities. It is one of the premier attractions of the charming town of Ft. Washington, which is located right outside of the nation's capital.

First opened in 1949, it has hosted countless races and has brought excitement to multitudes of fans and enthusiasts.

Rosecroft Raceway Track Facts

Considered one of the East Coast’s finest harness racing facilities, Rosecroft boasts an ultra-modern track with 90 feet wide stretches and a 520-foot long homestretch. The track can accommodate 9 starters behind the gate and has a speed rating of 1:591. It also features an attractive grandstand and clubhouse.

Special Racing Events

Major greyhound racing events held at Rosecroft Raceway include:

  • Maryland Sire Stakes
  • Wayne Smullin Memorial Finals
  • Miss Rosecroft Finals
  • Events for the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund

Rosecroft Raceway Records

The largest handle ever recorded at Rosecroft Raceway was $1,195,681. This was achieved on September 8, 1990. The largest attendance ever recorded was on June 17, 1965 when 13,158 fans were in attendance.

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