Lynne Snierson

  • Suffolk Downs

    Suffolk Downs to Add Two Racing Days This Year

    Suffolk Downs will add an additional pair of days to the 2017 live racing calendar after track management and the New England affiliate of the HBPA hammered out a deal to fund the purses with money from uncashed parimutuel tickets.

  • Diane Nelson at in the winner's circle Belmont Park

    Jockey Diane Nelson Dies

    Diane J. Nelson, a multiple graded stakes-winning rider, who made her mark in the saddle and in front of the camera, died this month and was memorialized in a service in her native New York July 10. She was 54.

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    Massachusetts Legislators Keep Racing Fund Intact

    Massachusetts horsemen achieved a major victory when lawmakers reached compromise on the $40 billion 2018 budget bill that eliminates $400 million in spending yet leaves intact a significant portion of the money in the Race Horse Development Fund.

  • Horses break from the gate at Suffolk Downs

    Monmouth Park Bans Shipping to Suffolk Downs

    As Suffolk Downs readies to open for its six days of racing this year, track officials were hard hit with the news that horses stabled at Monmouth Park will not be allowed to return to the stable area there if they are shipped to compete in Boston.

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    New England Horsemen Fight for Funding

    With the Race Horse Development Fund, which was created to give the struggling Massachusetts horse racing and breeding industry a lifeline, now in serious peril, Thoroughbred horsemen traveled to the state capitol in Boston to lobby lawmakers June 7.

  • Racing at Suffolk Downs will remain as scheduled for 2017

    Suffolk Downs Sale Approved by Gaming Commission

    The sale of Suffolk Downs to a major Boston real estate development company was green-lighted by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission at a public hearing March 30, but the deal will not adversely affect the six-day live meet planned for this summer.

  • Ontario Group Forms Advisory Committee

    The members of the newly formed Horse People's Alliance of Ontario, which represents Thoroughbred, Standardbred, and Quarter Horse stakeholders throughout the Canadian province, have taken another step forward by forming an advisory committee.

  • Regulator's Simulcast Decision Awards Suffolk

    The Massachusetts Gaming Commission settled a long and acrimonious dispute over simulcasting revenues between the management teams of Suffolk Downs and Raynham Greyhound Park Oct. 13 by ruling in favor of the Thoroughbred track.

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    New England HBPA Seeks Unity in Development

    The New England HBPA called for unity among owners and trainers, inviting members of rival Massachusetts Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association to discuss plans for the development of a non-profit equine center.

  • Suffolk Downs in Massachusetts

    NJ Horses Ship to Suffolk Despite Penalty

    The financial penalty recently imposed by the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association on Monmouth Park-stabled trainers who run at Suffolk Downs and then try to return did not keep anyone away from the starting gate in Massachusetts Aug. 6.

  • Funding Issue Latest Delay for Brockton Meet

    The potential return of live racing to the Brockton Fairgrounds was delayed once again July 21, when the Massachusetts Gaming Commission tabled the track's request for funds to cover the administrative and operational expenses of running a live meet.

  • Action on Brockton Meet Delayed Again

    The possible return of live racing to the Brockton Fairgrounds has been pushed back on the calendar after the owners requested their petition for funding from the Race Horse Development Fund be pulled from the agenda for a public hearing June 23.

  • Suffolk Downs

    New England HBPA Files Federal Lawsuit

    The New England HBPA alleges a rival horsemen's group violated the Interstate Horseracing Act when it signed a purse contract with the Brockton Fairgrounds without its consent as the authorized horsemen’s group in Massachusetts.

  • Suffolk Downs was awarded six racing days this year

    MA Breeds at Odds Over Cut of Purse Revenue

    A subcommittee of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission March 29 opted to delay a vote and instead solicit input on the percentage of revenue Thoroughbred and Standardbred purses and breeding funds get from casino gaming.

  • NH Senate Tables Rockingham Casino Bill

    The New Hampshire Senate voted Feb. 18 to table a bill authorizing one casino to be located at Rockingham Park, dealing yet another blow to hopes for the revitalization of the track and the return of live Thoroughbred racing.

  • Suffolk Downs

    Massachusetts Racing Appears at Crossroads

    The horsemen of New England agree that live racing and breeding is in serious peril in the region, but the rival factions of owners, trainers, and breeders remain deeply divided on the optimum way to revitalize the industry.

  • Suffolk, Brockton Fair Apply for 2016 Dates

    The ownership groups of Suffolk Downs and the Brockton Fairgrounds, which has not hosted Thoroughbred racing since 2001, have filed applications with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission for live racing dates in 2016.

  • Horsemen Celebrate Suffolk Homecoming

    The sunny disposition of those on track was the polar opposite of the one seen last Oct. 4 for the 2014 meet's closing day, when the dismal crowd figured they were witnessing the bitter end of live racing.

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    Suffolk to Reopen for First of Three Programs

    One year after the ownership group of Suffolk Downs announced it would no longer host live racing and subsequently shuttered the barn area, the track will reopen its doors Sept. 5 for the first of three racing programs.