Rosecroft to close on July 1
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Officials at Rosecroft Raceway have told its horsemen that the track will close on July 1. In a memo sent by Cloverleaf Enterprises Inc. president Kelley Rogers, it was noted that “our long struggle is finally over and we have come to an end. Unfortunately, despite all of our best efforts we could not escape the unreasonable demands of the Thoroughbred industry and they have succeeded in putting us out of business…their goal finally accomplished.
“There is no doubt the domination of the Thoroughbred interests on the MRC (Maryland Racing Commission) have played a large role in our death. Their conflicts and behavior are disappointing and beyond description but it is how it is.”
Rogers noted the backstretch must be vacated by June 28, with the track’s last day of operation on July 1.