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Suffolk Downs Cancels May 25 Live Racing

Track cites insufficient entries for decision to cancel third day of meet.

Citing an insufficient number of entries, Suffolk Downs has canceled the Wednesday, May 25 live racing card. The day will be restored at a date to be determined later in the meet.

“While we have over 600 horses at the facility, the weather of the last few weeks has interrupted training and, in turn, put a strain on entries,” said Suffolk Downs’ chief operating officer Chip Tuttle.  “We anticipate that things will pick up over the next several days and we can resume racing as scheduled.”

The Wednesday session would have been the third day of racing for the meet that is scheduled to go 80 days. Last winter, the track had been involved with a long and bitter dispute with horsemen over the amount of purses to be paid, the split of simulcasting revenue, and the number of days in the meet. State statute requires 100 days of live racing and the parties agreed on 80 days, with the caveat the state statute must be revised.