TV Guide (August 27, 1955)

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TV Stretches A Finish Line Closed-Circuit System Gives Every Fan A Choice Seat At New York Race Track The hottest bet in racing circles today is Fini- scope, a 20-by-30-foot screen at the head of the home stretch at Roosevelt Raceway, Westbury, L.I. On it, via closed-circuit TV, flash the trotters at the finish line, bringing to fans seated at the homestretch turn a clear picture of what’s happening to their $2 bet. A TV camera, left, high above the clubhouse, feeds the picture to a projector, also left, thence to screen. Rooting them home; fans, seated at the turn of Roosevelt Raceway's home stretch, excitedly watch finish on Finiscope. Without it, they'd have only tail-end view.