MIRACLE STRIP: THE STORY OF LONGACRES RACE TRACK
Local newspapers called him, "one of the most influential men in Seattle's modern history." Gottstein made a fortune in real estate but gambled it all on his passion for horse racing. With an iron fist and a soft heart, Gottstein brought professional racing back to the Northwest over the course of 60 years and his gamble created a giant industry.
Tucked away in the Northwest corner of America and considering its size and distance from the national circuit, Longacres should have gone unnoticed but throughout its history, "The Miracle Strip" produced world records, champion Thoroughbreds and launched the careers of some of the greatest jockeys and horsemen the, "Sport of Kings", has ever seen; legends such as CHARLIE WHITTINGHAM, JOHNNY LONGDEN, GARY STEVENS and RUSSELL BAZE.
With rare photographs, recordings and film footage, this feature-length documentary captures nearly 60 years of images, memories and stories of a Northwest institution. This 1993 National Eclipse Award winning documentary speaks volumes about Longacres and is sure to enthrall its viewers!
|Format(s) Available:||DVD And VHS|
|Category:||U.S. & Canadian Flat Racing|