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Bowling Alleys
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Meadowbrook Bowl
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New Dreamland Arena
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Newark Recreation Center6 Elizabeth Avenue
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Playgrounds
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Prudential Arena
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School's StadiumBloomfield & Roseville Avenues
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Stadium MotordromeSouth Orange Avenue near Munn Avenue
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Weequahic Park
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Bright Spot374 viewsBright Spot (Cliff Hennion) wins first heat Class C Trot from Hollyrood Jasper (Joe Dodge) Newark, N. J. Matinee.

Photo from the June 1930 issue of Harness Horse
Photo courtesy of Don Daniels
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Bankrupt84 viewsFrom Gonzalo Alberto
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Lafayette Street at Liberty Street, looking towards Columbia Street107 viewsPhoto from Dan Silva.
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Happy The Great247 viewsHappy the Great 2:041/4, also recruited to the stable, made a highly creditable showing, even though he was meeting the sensational Hollyrood Dick 2:001/4 almost every week. Happy raced all through the Bay State and Orange County meetings, also made a side journey to Trenton, N. J., winning four races, six second places, and in excess of $6,385. One of the highlights in his campaign was the winning of the third heat in the $10,000 trot at Avon, Conn., in 2:06, a new track record for trotters. In three starts in the Orange County he was twice second and once first. He also won a handicap race at Goshen's mile track Grand Circuit meeting, trotting in 2:101/2, 2:09, with a 120-foot handicap. He took another handicap at Reading, Pa., in 2:113/4, 2:113/4, 2:12, and at Trenton, over the very sandy track at the InterState Fair grounds, won a sparkling race in 2:083/4, 2:08, 2:09.

Very shortly afterwards he (Happy the Great) was returned to the Weequahic Park, Newark, track to begin a series of remarkable races and exhibitions in the matinees. He won the free-for-all trots on both Oct. 4 and 11, and must be credited with a great performance when he first won the same class on Newark's Gala Day, Oct. 18, and an hour later was driven by Mr. Smith in the double team exhibition with the three-year-old filly Laurel Leaf (mat. 2:101/2), the pair lowering the halfmile track double-team record from 2:121/4 to 2:101/4 in one of the finest exhibitions seen in many years.. They were carefully rated to the quarter in :34, trotted the next quarter in :311/4, to the half in 1:051/4, stepping the last half in 1:05, for a magnificent mile in 2:101/4. The owner, a 220-pound amateur, received hearty congratulations from many friends fortunate in seeing his splendid work in driving and rating the mile. This exhibition mile made Happy the Great's twentieth appearance of the year, a tribute to good handling, with a full measure of credit to the game gelding.

Image from the Dec 10, 1930 Horse Review
Courtesy of Don Daniels
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Stateline163 viewsLooks like the backstretch near the clubhouse turn.
Photo from Mary Lou Dondarski

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Opening 1925-10-1763 viewsApr 21, 2017
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Music Lovers at Concert in Schools Stadium67 viewsPhoto from Newark City of Opportunity Municipal Yearbook 1945-46Apr 14, 2017
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Public School Athletic Field Will be One of Finest in the Country81 viewsMay 16, 1909Jan 03, 2017
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Bankrupt84 viewsFrom Gonzalo AlbertoDec 02, 2016
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Building Newark Stadium94 viewsFrom Gonzalo AlbertoDec 02, 2016
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September 9, 191276 viewsSix Killed By Motor Cyclist Jumping Track

New York Times
Nov 29, 2016
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November 24, 191284 viewsTo Sell Motordrome TomorrowNov 29, 2016
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April 14, 191283 viewsWon't Sanction Motor TrackNov 29, 2016