ATTLEBORO — A city-based thoroughbred horse trainer with a checkered professional record is hoping to open a marijuana growing business in Attleboro.
Marcus J. Vitali has raced horses from Massachusetts to Florida for more than 30 years, but in the last five years has been suspended from his profession twice, once for four months and the second time for a year.
All told, he started horses in 5,635 races and has had 888 first place finishes, garnering a total purse of $14.6 million over his career, according to equibase.com.
Vitali, 59, started his career in 1988, but didn’t gain a lot of success until 2008, which was the first year his horses took home more than $500,000 in prize money, according to…
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