Foxboro Raceway

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Foxboro Raceway, known for much of its existence as Bay State Raceway, was a harness racing track located in Foxborough, Massachusetts that operated from 1947 until 1997. It stood next to Foxboro Stadium and 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 Patriots owner Billy Sullivan for US$1, after a bid for the Boston Red Sox failed.

The raceway was sold to Westwood Group after Loew's death and operated until 1997, when a dispute between Westwood and Patriots' owner Robert Kraft ended with a lawsuit that shut down the raceway.[1]


  • "Bay State Raceway Opens Slate September 1". Hartford Courant. August 17, 1947. pp. C3. 

Coordinates: 42°5′37.25″N 71°15′45.29″W / 42.0936806°N 71.2625806°W / 42.0936806; -71.2625806