by Fred Hudson
The Roosevelt Raceway documentary is in production and the trailer has been released.
There will be a short 10 minute version released and shown at the 2017 Roosevelt Raceway reunion (date and place to be announced soon). The full version will be released in the fall of 2017.
The goal is to have the documentary aired on PBS or the History Channel.
The Roosevelt Raceway story is being produced by Trade Martin Productions with assistance from Billy Haughton, Mike Lizzi and myself. Trade, a Grammy winner and multiple Clio Award nominee, also wrote the Roosevelt Raceway song and is currently working on other songs that will be added to the documentary.
Jimmy Jay, known as the DJ of the stars and radio show host out of Boston, will be doing the voice overs. Jimmy’s prime time radio show has close to a million listeners and he has done voice overs for many movies and commercials.
The story will tell how modern harness racing came into being and how this once great racetrack came to its tragic end.
Included in the documentary are some great photos, videos, and interviews with some of the people that were there. We have also added some special effects which include photos over videos (as seen in the trailer). There are other special effects that will be included in the final video.
The preview/trailer with an introduction can be viewed at www.rrtrotting.com/documentary.