Longacres Mile – Top 10 from the 20th Century

16 Aug

In 1999, the Emerald Downs Media Dept. asked longtime followers of the Longacres Mile to vote for their 10 best.

 The results were posted Mile Week of 1999.

TROOPER SEVEN won both times he appeared in the Longacres Mile!

“They will not catch him, HE’s TROOPER SEVEN,” track announcer Gary Henson pronounced that Sunday afternoon.

Here is the cover of the Seattle Times from 1981:

Here are the charts of three races from that famous day (Aug. 23, 1981) of racing at the Renton oval created by Joe Gottstein:

The career record of



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