Suffolk Downs Open House Sept. 27

It’s official: with the “no” on the casino from the Gaming Commission, Suffolk Downs officials have announced that the track will close for good at the end of this meet on October 4th. CANTER New England has stepped up to help trainers find good placements for the 100-plus horses on the backside that trainers can’t […]

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It’s time for the Annual Suffolk Downs Showcase

If you are thinking about picking up a project horse for the winter, don’t miss CANTER New England’s 7th Annual Suffolk Showcase on Sunday, October 14, 8:30 AM – Noon at Suffolk Downs racecourse. The Suffolk Showcase presents a unique opportunity for those interested in buying a horse to view approximately 80 horses all in […]

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Don’t miss CANTER New England’s Showcase on October 23rd

If you don’t already know about CANTER (The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses), you should. In a landscape of “horse rescue” organizations with dubious pedigrees and murky financials, this is one of the good ones. There are affiliates now in 11 locations (Arizona, California, Colorado, Gulf South, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Pennsylvania […]

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7-Days until CANTER New England’s Showcase

    If you have room in your barn now’s the time to bring your shopping cart (i.e., trailer) down to Suffolk Downs. CANTER New England is hosting it’s annual Showcase next Sunday, October 24th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Showcase is an opportunity for trainers to present horses nearing their retirement from […]

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Equine Affaire Bustling in Massachusetts

I spent Thursday at the Equine Affaire exhibition in West Springfield, Mass. It’s the third year I’ve gone and the third year that I haven’t had the chance to see any of the demonstrations! I spent most of my time at the CANTER New England booth and was pleased by the amount of interest people […]

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Trainer Rides to the Rescue

Please read this inspiring story about Lorita Lindeman, a trainer known at the track as the Angel of Suffolk Downs. It appeared in the Boston Globe on September 7th. Lindemann has been a force to be reckoned with when it comes from saving thoroughbreds from the Killer. She was one of the leaders in the […]

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