- Foxboro Raceway
Foxboro Raceway , known for much of its existence as Bay State Raceway, was a
harness racingtrack located in Foxborough, Massachusettsthat operated from 1947until 1997. It stood next to Foxboro Stadiumand the site of Gillette Stadium.
The track was built by E. M. Loew, who owned a chain of movie theaters. Loew owned the Raceway until his death in
1984. He sold the land for Foxboro Stadium to New England Patriotsowner Billy Sullivan for US$1, after a bid for the Boston Red Soxfailed.
The raceway was sold to Westwood Group after Loew's death and operated until
1997, when a dispute between Westwood and Patriots' owner Robert Kraftended with a lawsuitthat shut down the raceway. [ [http://sec.edgar-online.com/2003/04/15/0000950135-03-002388/Section5.asp WESTWOOD GROUP INC Annual Report (10-K) ITEM 3. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS] . Edgar Online. Retrieved on 2008-02-14.]
*cite news |title=Bay State Raceway Opens Slate Sentember 1 |work=
Hartford Courant|date= Aug 17 1947|pages=C3
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