Twenty-seven years ago this month — on July 13, 1985 — Bowie Race Track ceased operations as a racetrack. It continues as a training center, albeit with what most believe is an increasingly short lease on life. Our Monday Movie, produced by Elliott Klayman in 1985, features Bowie’s last days as a racetrack as well as some then-pending changes at Laurel and Pimlico (including the new, now-defunct, Sports Palace). Note the big crowds at the now-defunct oval and other visual markers of a different era! As always, thanks to intrepid filmmaker Jeff Krulik for sleuthing out this great video!
Jul 30 2012