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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Suffolk Downs to close

After 79 years of operation, Suffolk Downs, the last thoroughbred racetrack in Massachusetts, will close. The track had tied its future to a successful bid by Mohegan Sun to bring gambling (and a resort) to the Revere property; that was derailed when the state gaming commission decided today to give the gaming license to   Wynn […]

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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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Suffolk Downs Holds its Annual Showcase on Sunday

As racing begins to wind down for the season at Suffolk Downs, the number of horses that will need non-racing careers is beginning to rise. Given the uncertainty facing the economy, there will be more horses than ever who need a soft landing. If you are looking for a “prospect” or just a horse to […]

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A Big Thumbs Up for Suffolk Downs on Anti-Slaughter Policy

On June 27th, Suffolk Downs announced a zero-tolerance policy against selling horses for slaughter by holding trainers responsible for their horses. Trainers who are found to have shipped horses to slaughter will have their stalls revoked and will be denied stall space in the future. The track management should be commended for taking this stand […]

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