Hazel Park Announces Closure After Almost 70 Years Of Racing

The morning after Hazel Park horsemen arrived on ship-in day to find the gates closed at the Detroit-area racecourse, the track has announced its closure after almost seven decades.

According to a report from the Detroit Free Press, the track’s ownership announced it has entered into an agreement to sell is assets for an undisclosed sum in several weeks. Employees were told they would be provided assistance in their search for new positions.

Hazel Park opened in 1949 and ran both Thoroughbred and Standardbred contests for several decades before switching to all harness racing in 1985. Following the closure of Mt. Pleasant Meadows in Central Michigan, Hazel converted back to Thoroughbred use.

 

An employee with tears in her eyes just put this sign up at Hazel Park Raceway. @Local4News pic.twitter.com/niVup6GjEV

— Jamie Edmonds (@Jamie_Edmonds) April 5, 2018

 

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