How It Started!


Horse racing has long been known as the Sport of Kings. It was a sport with some of the best horses and horsemen, and it was very competitive, but fun to play for horsemen.


The Monroe Race Track was a ½ mile harness racing track. It opened in 1908 in Monroe New York. It had a grand stand that fit 2,200 people in total. The first president of the race track was Max O. Scafefer. He was the general manager for the Monroe Cheese company for a while, and soon the president of the Velveeta Cheese Company.


The track became part of the Orange County Harness Racing Circuit. It also had  Endicott, Middletown, and Monroe until, Monroe was dropped from the racing circuit. it was  dropped from Elmira New York, which had just finished building a 5,000 seat grandstand!