Goshen in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Good Time Park
In 1930, after intense lobbying by Cane (whose trotter Walter Dear had won the Hambletonian Stake, the sport’s premier race, the previous year in Lexington, KY), the Stake was awarded to Good Time Park. The Erie Railroad was a stone's throw away, facilitating the arrival and departure of the trotters and pacers, race officials, horsemen, the national media and the more than 35,000 fans who, between 1930 and 1956 (in 1943 it was held at Yonkers), came to Goshen
When Cane died in 1956 Good Time Park was sold to Yonkers Raceway. The Park remained a training center for several decades after the Hambletonian Stake moved to DuQuoin, IL in 1957, but racing was no longer held on the site. The Hambletonian Stake is currently held each August at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ.
Location. 41° 23.647′ N, 74° 19.375′ W. Marker is in Goshen, New York, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from South Street 0.1 miles north of North Connector Road (New York State Route 17M), on the left when traveling north. Marker is located near the southeast corner of Good Time Park, along the Orange Heritage Trail, just west of South Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Goshen NY 10924, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Goshen, Orange Co., N.Y. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Goshen Emergency Hospital (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charles J. Everett Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Church Park Historic District (approx. 0.6 miles away); Anna Elizabeth Dickinson (approx. 0.6 miles away); Horace Pippin (approx. 0.6 miles away); Historic Track (approx. 0.6 miles away); Noah Webster (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goshen.
Also see . . . Good Time Park (Wikipedia). Good Time Park remained open after the Hambletonian moved away, hosting other, lesser horse races. The last races were held at Good Time in the 1970s, and the grandstand was finally taken down by the early 1980s. Although it has gone back to woods and fields, Good Time Park's unusual triangular shape is still visible from the air, with New York State Route 17M now cutting through the southern part of the track. The footings of the grandstand can still be found as well as the rail on the inner circumference of the track. A single reviewing stand remains as well, visible from the nearby Orange Heritage Trail. (Submitted on January 9, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 9, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.