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Rockingham Park being DESTROYED!
Rockingham Park being DESTROYED!
Published: 2017/05/22
Channel: The Toy Store
Author Historian Douglas Seed says goodbye to & from Rockingham Park
Author Historian Douglas Seed says goodbye to & from Rockingham Park
Published: 2016/10/19
Channel: Larry Seaman
Flying over the closed Rockingham Park race track
Flying over the closed Rockingham Park race track
Published: 2016/12/04
Channel: Greg Kelly
Rockingham Park 1984
Rockingham Park 1984
Published: 2013/02/05
Channel: Devi Dawn
Rockingham Park and New Hampshire
Rockingham Park and New Hampshire
Published: 2013/05/08
Channel: NHFixItNow
After 110 years, Rockingham Park closes its doors
After 110 years, Rockingham Park closes its doors
Published: 2016/09/01
Channel: WMUR-TV
Rockingham Park
Rockingham Park
Published: 2014/03/31
Channel: adamhubley
Rockingham  Park  Salem NH
Rockingham Park Salem NH
Published: 2016/11/21
Channel: Angelika Borrelli
Rockin
Rockin' the Gauntlet: The Mall at Rockingham Park (Salem, NH)
Published: 2011/01/19
Channel: georgef551
New England SPL - Rockingham Park Edit: Part 1/2
New England SPL - Rockingham Park Edit: Part 1/2
Published: 2014/09/17
Channel: DieselPunk Cummins
Rockingham Park - Michael MacDonald - Accident
Rockingham Park - Michael MacDonald - Accident
Published: 2006/06/21
Channel: tolarian2006
2008-08-03 R1 Rockingham Park
2008-08-03 R1 Rockingham Park
Published: 2008/08/25
Channel: MildredWilliams2008
Demolition of Rockingham Park begins
Demolition of Rockingham Park begins
Published: 2017/05/05
Channel: WMUR-TV
Rockingham Park up for sale
Rockingham Park up for sale
Published: 2016/03/24
Channel: WMUR-TV
last days at rockingham park
last days at rockingham park
Published: 2016/10/17
Channel: Larry Seaman
Rockingham Park through the years in pictures on Around Town
Rockingham Park through the years in pictures on Around Town
Published: 2016/09/14
Channel: Larry Seaman
Rockingham Park Update 10/5/2017
Rockingham Park Update 10/5/2017
Published: 2017/10/06
Channel: Rockingham County GIS
The Mall at Rockingham Park - Salem, NH
The Mall at Rockingham Park - Salem, NH
Published: 2011/05/05
Channel: MartinS51989
A Look Back at Rockingham Park Salem NH: The Announcers Booth & a race ATSBK clip
A Look Back at Rockingham Park Salem NH: The Announcers Booth & a race ATSBK clip
Published: 2013/05/14
Channel: Larry Seaman
A Tribute To Rockingham Park
A Tribute To Rockingham Park
Published: 2011/05/08
Channel: TheFarmStudios
Rockingham Park Development
Rockingham Park Development
Published: 2017/05/05
Channel: Rockingham County GIS
Salem planning board reviews Rockingham Park redevelopment
Salem planning board reviews Rockingham Park redevelopment
Published: 2017/02/01
Channel: WMUR-TV
Rockingham Park TV studio & 100th Anniversary footage
Rockingham Park TV studio & 100th Anniversary footage
Published: 2016/09/15
Channel: Larry Seaman
Kids Stole from The Mall at Rockingham Park Apple store Salem NH 06/16/2016
Kids Stole from The Mall at Rockingham Park Apple store Salem NH 06/16/2016
Published: 2016/06/17
Channel: Anar Rustamov
Let
Let's Go To Rockingham Park!
Published: 2008/03/31
Channel: TheGeoffMan
Almost demolished, the Main building of the former Racetrack Rockingham Park ,kinda sad
Almost demolished, the Main building of the former Racetrack Rockingham Park ,kinda sad
Published: 2017/06/04
Channel: Angelika Borrelli
Memories of Rockingham Park clip2 Lance & Peter Reynolds
Memories of Rockingham Park clip2 Lance & Peter Reynolds
Published: 2016/09/28
Channel: Larry Seaman
Deer Joins Racers At Rockingham Park
Deer Joins Racers At Rockingham Park
Published: 2007/07/06
Channel: WMUR-TV
Buyer found for Rockingham Park
Buyer found for Rockingham Park
Published: 2016/05/27
Channel: WMUR-TV
Kaitlin vs Kayla fight in east Rockingham park part 1
Kaitlin vs Kayla fight in east Rockingham park part 1
Published: 2016/12/07
Channel: Drastik Measurz
Expanded Gaming and Rockingham Park
Expanded Gaming and Rockingham Park
Published: 2012/06/30
Channel: GreaterSalemChamber
Tuscan Village Walk Thru Rockingham Park Blvd
Tuscan Village Walk Thru Rockingham Park Blvd
Published: 2017/05/22
Channel: Tuscan Village
Memories of Rockingham Park clip3 Jerry Valley on Around Town
Memories of Rockingham Park clip3 Jerry Valley on Around Town
Published: 2016/09/28
Channel: Larry Seaman
Rockingham Park racetrack up for sale
Rockingham Park racetrack up for sale
Published: 2016/03/25
Channel: WMUR-TV
Salem NH Fire Dept & Town History _I93 & The 1980 Rockingham Park Fire ATSBK clip
Salem NH Fire Dept & Town History _I93 & The 1980 Rockingham Park Fire ATSBK clip
Published: 2013/03/22
Channel: Larry Seaman
Renovations for The Mall at Rockingham Park
Renovations for The Mall at Rockingham Park
Published: 2014/04/23
Channel: TheEagleTribune
Commercial Lot Rockingham Park
Commercial Lot Rockingham Park
Published: 2017/04/04
Channel: Rockingham County GIS
New England SPL - Rockingham Park Edit: Part 2 of 2
New England SPL - Rockingham Park Edit: Part 2 of 2
Published: 2014/09/19
Channel: DieselPunk Cummins
Older Version: Salem NH History: Rockingham Park Racetrack Part 1
Older Version: Salem NH History: Rockingham Park Racetrack Part 1
Published: 2009/09/26
Channel: Larry Seaman
Salem NH History: Rockingham Park Racetrack pt2: Ed Callahan
Salem NH History: Rockingham Park Racetrack pt2: Ed Callahan
Published: 2009/09/26
Channel: Larry Seaman
Rockingham Park Trackday - Xenon - Matthew Wishart
Rockingham Park Trackday - Xenon - Matthew Wishart
Published: 2013/11/10
Channel: Rogue Motorsport
Montgomery Elevator @ The Mall at Rockingham Park - Salem, NH
Montgomery Elevator @ The Mall at Rockingham Park - Salem, NH
Published: 2017/01/03
Channel: FanofFans47 Variety Channel
A Look Back at Rockingham Park Salem NH: The Paddock  ATSBK clip
A Look Back at Rockingham Park Salem NH: The Paddock ATSBK clip
Published: 2013/05/16
Channel: Larry Seaman
Race of the Day - Rockingham Park
Race of the Day - Rockingham Park
Published: 2008/05/23
Channel: Rick Needham
Rockingham Park Trackday - Xenon -  Ryan Connolly
Rockingham Park Trackday - Xenon - Ryan Connolly
Published: 2013/11/10
Channel: Rogue Motorsport
2001 Dura Lube 400: Finish
2001 Dura Lube 400: Finish
Published: 2008/01/01
Channel: SKracing
Black Friday! The Drive Up to the Mall at Rockingham Park 4
Black Friday! The Drive Up to the Mall at Rockingham Park 4
Published: 2008/11/29
Channel: WhatTheBrake
Earth and Sky Bar - Rockingham Park Salem, NH
Earth and Sky Bar - Rockingham Park Salem, NH
Published: 2014/04/05
Channel: yellowbook
2008-08-03 R3 Rockingham Park
2008-08-03 R3 Rockingham Park
Published: 2008/08/25
Channel: MildredWilliams2008
Rockingham Park Trackday - Xenon - Keith Messer
Rockingham Park Trackday - Xenon - Keith Messer
Published: 2013/11/10
Channel: Rogue Motorsport
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Coordinates: 42°46′17″N 71°13′36″W / 42.77139°N 71.22667°W / 42.77139; -71.22667 Rockingham Park was a 1-mile (1.6 km) horse racing establishment in Salem, New Hampshire, in the United States. First built in 1906, it was used as an area for many to gamble on the weekends. Seabiscuit raced there in 1935 and 1936,[1]:65-66 and Mom's Command ran in her first race and gained her first victory there in 1984.[1]:334 Rockingham Park also hosted simulcasting and charity gaming. The last live horse racing at the track occurred in 2009.[2] Rockingham Park closed its doors for good on August 31, 2016, and was sold for redevelopment of the property.[3] The racetrack was demolished in the summer of 2017.[4]

The New Hampshire Sweepstakes (now New Hampshire Lottery) was originated in 1964 and raced here from 1964 to 1967. The race was brought back in 1984 (though not connected with sweepstakes tickets) and was the feature event of the summer racing meet.

In 1991, the Mall at Rockingham Park, currently the largest mall in northern New England, was constructed adjacent to the racetrack, and has Sears, J. C. Penney, Macy's (originally Jordan Marsh), and Lord & Taylor for anchors. The mall is owned and managed by Simon Property Group and is not affiliated with the racetrack.

"The Finest Racecourse in the World"[edit]

On June 28, 1906, a tiny outpost near the Salem train depot began a 21-day tenure as host to a Thoroughbred meet. Over 10,000 people from as far away as New York City flocked to the small New Hampshire town. Their rave reviews proclaimed the site "the finest racecourse in the world".[5] Although Alyth, a two-year-old, won the first thoroughbred race at the site, gambling was still illegal at the time in New Hampshire, and betting was shut down after three days. Underground wagering continued throughout the meet, but the track sat idle for five years after the meet's conclusion; however, these humble beginnings would lead to the formation of a staple of New England culture rich with the history of the "sport of kings."

Idle years[edit]

In between its stints as a racecourse, the site served as host to a number of historical occurrences. Before the return of racing, Rockingham Park hosted the first aviation meet in northern New England in 1911, where Lieutenant Milling set a new altitude record of 1,600 feet (490 m) in his biplane.[5]

The track also served as the base for the 14th US Army Corps of Engineers during World War I. The racecourse served as a bivouac for soldiers prior to voyages to France.

The racetrack was idled again when on July 29, 1980 a fire destroyed the grandstand. The track remained closed until May 26, 1984. [5]

Motor racing venue[edit]

The establishment has hosted motorized racing. On July 4, 1925, the track was used for a 100-mile (160 km) race with an average speed of 76.8 miles per hour (123.6 km/h). Motorcycle races were also held. With the success of the events, a 1.25-mile (2.01 km) board track was built, sanctioned by the AAA, the most recognized sanctioning body of the day. A mechanic was killed in practice for the 250-mile (400 km) Autumn Classic car race, which was staged on October 31, 1925.[6] On August 21, 1926, M. L. "Curly" Fredericks, on an Altoona, set the record for the fastest speed (120.3 miles per hour [193.6 km/h]) that a motorcycle would attain on an oval board track.[5] In 1928, the track held the final motorcycle national championships to be competed on a board track. With the rotten wood removed, the 1929 Labor Day and Columbus Day auto races held at the restored dirt track drew 45,000 and 52,000 spectators respectively.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Daily Racing Form staff (2005). Champions: The Lives, Times, and Past Performances of America's Greatest Thoroughbreds, Revised Edition. New York, NY: Daily Racing Form Press
  2. ^ Loder, Amanda (May 24, 2013). "Remembering Rockingham Park: A Story of Prestige and Decline". NHPR. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ Mackin, Jean (September 1, 2016). "After 110 years, Rockingham Park closes its doors". WMUR. Retrieved November 7, 2016. 
  4. ^ Proulx, Melissa (May 14, 2017). "Demolition of Rockingham Park paves way for 'village'". New Hampshire Union Leader. Retrieved September 25, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Snierson, Lynne (Sep 2007). "Chronology of Rockingham Park". Rockingham Park.com. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  6. ^ "Mechanic killed and driver hurt in Salem spill". Altoona Tribune. Associated Press. October 13, 1925. Archived from the original on December 8, 2015. 

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