An extensive restoration by Minkoff Company transformed Rosecroft Raceway into one of the most contemporary and comfortable horse racing facilities in the Mid-Atlantic region. After a major fire swept through the rear section of the 4,000-seat grandstand in 1991, Minkoff Company was called in to perform emergency services. The “Amtote” room, the nerve center of the pari-mutuel betting computations, required immediate relocation from the grandstand to the clubhouse. The computerized electronic betting machines, a top priority, were back online within days.
Minkoff Company constructed a temporary building which could hold 2,000 fans while reconstruction of the grandstand was underway. Racetrack owners decided to redesign the building and Minkoff Company worked closely with the architects and engineers. After the new steel structure was erected, new mechanical and electrical systems were installed, in addition to new sprinkler and fire alarm systems. The facility has been renamed the “Frederick R. Weisman Pavilion.” The raceway was purchased by Penn National Gaming in 2011.