Third Proposal for Thoroughbred Horse Track in Massachusetts Emerges - NBC10 Boston

Third Proposal for Thoroughbred Horse Track in Massachusetts Emerges

The Massachusetts Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association says it's working with an investment group to build a $60 million track in Rowley

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    Three proposals are jockeying to return thoroughbred horse racing to Massachusetts.

    The Massachusetts Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association says it's working with an investment group to build a $60 million track on 280-acres in Rowley, near the New Hampshire state line.

    John Grossi, who founded the Latitude Sports Club chain, is leading the Rowley Group's proposal. The group is expected to pitch its plan to town officials later this month.

    It's the third proposal to emerge since Suffolk Downs hosted its last live races in June.

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    Sterling Suffolk Racecourse, which operated the historic Boston track, wants to refurbish the Great Barrington Fairgrounds in the Berkshires.

    And the Notos Group, which is headed by developer Tom O'Connell, proposes a horse track, hotel and entertainment complex in Wareham.

    The proposals all require legislative approval.


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