The worlds leading harness track in the world, for decades. Attracting top horses from all over the world. It was called the Dream Track. This track hosted some of the biggest horse racing, music and religious events in the U.S. The International Trot was the most recognized and richest trot race in the world for decades. Roosevelt was built in the late 1890's but was redesigned in 1940 by the well known Arthur Froehlich who designed other innovative modern structures. The architectural plans cost $400,000 and the building was proposed at $12,000,000. In the end the new "Dream Track" (as it was nicknamed) cost $20,000,000. (The various tote boards alone cost approximately $800,000.) The new "plant" consisted of five levels with suspended security levels between floors. It boasted a 14-bed hospital with a fully functional operating room, radio and television broadcast rooms and two restaurants run by Harry M. Stevens, Inc. A new synthetic track was constructed and more than 105,000 watts of light lit its homestretch. It unvieled closed circuit television with each race was broadcast throughout the grandstand. It included one of the biggest Long Island disco clubs in the 1970's, on it's third floor. Owners took it over in the mid 80's so they could run it into the ground, so they could sell it for millions(valued at $200,000,000 at the time). SummerSault Concert 1974 with James Brown, Joni Mitchell, Beach Boys, Crosby, Still, Nash, and more. Roosevelt raceway and it's mostly constant weekend horse racing crowd of 30,000-40,000 people. Roosevelt Raceway was used numerous times as the backdrop on LIFE magazine fashion ads in the 1950's. Beauty Contest The clubhouse that held the biggest celebrities of the times during the International Trot races.