‘The Indian’ stands again at Riverhead Raceway

TIM GANNON PHOTO | The Riverhead Raceway indian statue is once again intact after being cut in two during Superstorm Sandy Oct. 29.

Two months after being cut off at the waist by strong winds from Superstorm Sandy, the indian statue at Riverhead Raceway is once again fully intact.

Raceway owners Jim and Barbara Cromarty had vowed at a Chamber of Commerce dinner earlier this month that “The Indian” would be back on his feet by Christmas. They were right.

The iconic statue, which was brought to Riverhead in 1980 from the old Danbury Fair in Connecticut, was split in two in the late afternoon of Oct. 29. “The Indian” once appeared in an episode of HBO’s hit television drama “The Sopranos.”