Freehold Raceway, in New Jersey, holds the prestigious honor of being America's oldest racecourse. Stemming from a local tradition of top-quality harness racing, it attracts some of the best trainers, horses, and jockeys, who meet yearly for the venue's top event: the Cane Pace, first leg to the Triple Crown of Harness Racing.

Its history begins as early as the 1830s when local enthusiasts began to host horse races in the locale; by 1854, the Monmouth County Agricultural Society pledged its support to run the first annual harness racing events. The Cane Pace is its most important racing date, welcoming the finest horses from the harness racing circuit and jumpstarting the official Triple Crown season.

A fire caused by an electrical accident saw the main building burned in 1984, but it was quickly rebuilt and it resumed operations by the following year. The owners of the Parx Casino and Racing conglomerate purchased the site in 1998, and in 2005 it became the temporary home of the Yonkers Trot, part of the Trotter's Triple Crown version.

The Freehold Raceway is a half-mile long harness racecourse that features two meets during the year: the first taking place between New Year's eve and May, and a second between the months of September until mid-December.

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Freehold Raceway Facts:

  • Racecourse type: American Harness Racing.
  • Purse: varies.
  • Venue Capacity: N/A
  • Track length: Half-mile long harness track.
  • Important Records: America's oldest horse racing track.