Plymouth inhabitants nix horse race proposal Hardwick votes in January

Plymouth residents have presently experienced their say about a proposal by a Boston developer to create a thoroughbred racetrack in their local community.

Hardwick inhabitants will get to decide on a thoroughbred racing proposal in their Central Massachusetts town in early January.

Even though the two had the likely of bringing thoroughbred racing again to the state (Suffolk Downs shut in 2019), the proposals differ in scope and function.

The venture that would have seen the development of a racing oval on a 110-acre tract in Plymouth, the County Woodlot, would have been a $500 million investment decision in a blended-use professional growth, marrying a racetrack, an amusement location and retail retailers.

The Hardwick observe would merge breeding, teaching and retraining/retirement endeavors with a track used sporadically to make the cash needed to aid the facility.