Here is an excerpt from the 2008 documentary “Narragansett Special: The Story of Narragansett Park”.
Founded during the Great Depression in 1934, the Pawtucket, Rhode Island oval was once considered among the premiere racetracks in America. The sport’s royalty graced the track’s sandy loam surface. Seabiscuit, War Admiral, Whirlaway, along with Mickey Rooney and Cab Calloway are just a few of Gansett’s famous faces. Relive the great Match Race between Whirlaway and Alsab. This documentary is loaded with rare behind-the-scenes footage and a look into racing’s glorious and majestic past. So take a trip down memory lane through an era when the Sport of Kings truly ruled the land.

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