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  • 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.

  • 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.

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    Suffolk to Offer Three Two-Day Festivals

    Thoroughbred racing will return to Suffolk Downs for three two-day racing festivals, officials at the Massachusetts track said May 5. The mini-meets will be held in July, August, and September.

  • 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.

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    Suffolk Downs Gets OK for Three Racing Days

    Live racing will return to Suffolk Downs this fall now that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission has given formal approval to the application by the racetrack for a three-day meet in 2015.

  • Suffolk: Stronach Group Not in the Running

    On the eve of a hearing to approve or deny the application of Suffolk Downs to hold three days of live racing this fall, track management shot down the persistent rumor that The Stronach Group plans to lease the track.

  • Second Massachusetts Horsemen's Group Forms

    The sizable faction of horsemen dissatisfied with leadership of the New England affiliate of the Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association has splintered to form the new Massachusetts Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association.

  • Action on Suffolk Racing Dates Delayed Again

    Though Suffolk Downs had published a condition sheet for races Aug. 8, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission July 23 delayed action on the track's application for three live racing dates this year.

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    Horsemen Still Split Over 3-Day Suffolk Meet

    A day after the Massachusetts Gaming Commission took no action June 11 on the supplemental application by Suffolk Downs for three days of live racing in 2015, local horsemen remained deeply divided on the plan.

  • Group Opposes Format of Suffolk Race Plan

    Group expresses strong opposition to the supplemental application of Suffolk Downs to conduct three days of live racing in 2015 at Massachusetts Gaming Commission hearing.

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    Suffolk Requests Three Days of Live Racing

    The management of Suffolk Downs, which announced last September that live racing had come to an end, intends to bring back the Thoroughbreds for three racing programs beginning in July this year.

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    Suffolk Plan: Three Racing Days, Big Purses

    New England horsemen have asked Suffolk Downs to request three days of live racing this summer, and with $1.5 million available for purses, pots would average $500,000 per program.

  • New Hampshire Senate Passes Casino Bill

    The New Hampshire Senate narrowly passed a bill 13-11 late in the evening March 12 that would allow the development of two casinos in the state.

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    Suffolk Downs, Horsemen Have Deal for Meets

    There will be a live race meet at Suffolk Downs in 2015 and 2016 now that track ownership and the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have come to terms.

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    Horsemen Close to Reopening Suffolk Downs

    A deal that would allow horsemen to lease Suffolk Downs and operate a live race meet in 2015 and 2016 appears to be close at hand, representatives said at a hearing of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission Feb. 19.

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    Negotiations Continue on Suffolk Downs Meet

    Negotiations that could lead to reopening of Suffolk Downs are continuing after track owners proposed the possibility of using money generated from the state's casino industry to help underwrite the cost of a meet.

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    MA House Passes Suffolk Simulcast Legislation

    The Massachusetts House of Representatives Dec. 31 passed an amended bill that extended the simulcast rights of Suffolk Downs for 90 days to give track ownership and horsemen time to work on a plan to restore live racing.

  • Social Media's Role in Racing News Discussed

    A panel at an industry gathering on Tuesday, Dec. 9, largely agreed that track publicists could use social media to fill some of the news void created as papers and other sports publications reduce racing coverage.

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    NEHBPA Files Application to Operate Suffolk

    The New England affiliate of the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association took one more important step toward the restoration of live racing at Suffolk Downs in 2015 by filing a supplemental application Nov. 24.

  • Suffolk Eyes Simulcast License for Next Year

    Suffolk Downs, which ended live racing for good earlier in the fall and laid off the majority of the track's remaining employees on Nov. 20 is now investigating ways to remain open as a simulcast-only facility in 2015.

  • Election Result Could Pave Way for Suffolk

    The Massachusetts horsemen and breeders now live to fight another day after the referendum to repeal the bill authorizing three resort casinos and one slots parlor in the state was resoundingly rejected at the polls.

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    Commission Considers Suffolk License Appeal

    A request by Suffolk Downs that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission reconsider its decision to award its Boston area casino license to Wynn Resorts didn't get out of the starting gate at a public hearing Oct. 9.

  • Racing on closing day at Suffolk Downs.

    Bittersweet Finale for Closing Suffolks Downs

    Carl Gambardella, the all-time leading rider in New England, hadn't been back to Suffolk Downs in four years but wanted to be on hand for the last day of the meet, as it is slated to be the 79-year-old track's last.

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    Options Dwindle for Massachusetts Racing

    As live racing at Suffolk Downs winds down for the season, and likely forever, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking options for the continuation of Thoroughbred racing in the state.

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    Suffolk Downs Adds Race Day for Tribute

    As live racing draws to a close at Suffolk Downs, track officials are extending the meet by one day so that the 79-year-old track where Hall of Famers Seabiscuit, Whirlaway, John Henry, Skip Away and Cigar once raced.

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    Suffolk Open to Any Viable Plans for Racing

    A Suffolk Downs executive told horsemen Sept. 20 the track would listen to any viable plans formulated by the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association to continue racing.

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    MGC Offers Help for Displaced Suffolk Workers

    The Massachusetts Gaming Commission said Sept. 18 it will offer help for soon to be unemployed Suffolk Downs workers and racing industry stakeholders, but the words rang hollow for the track's chief operating officer.

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    Somber Mood Hangs Over Suffolk Downs

    Tough decisions lie ahead for the horsemen and workers of the Boston-area track, which is expected to shut down permanently in December.

  • The proposed Mohegan Sun Casino at Suffolk Downs will not be built.

    No Dice for Massachusetts Racing, Breeding

    The Massachusetts Gaming Commission said no dice to the state's Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry when it cast a preliminary 3-1 vote Sept. 16 in favor of awarding the sole Boston area casino license to Wynn Resorts.

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    Suffolk Downs Loses Casino Bid on 3-1 Vote

    The Massachusetts Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry was dealt a devastating blow when the Massachusetts Gaming Commission decided to award the sole Boston-area casino license to Wynn Resorts.