First Post: Saturday, June 29, 2019

No one makes advertisements that foresee closure! Suffolk Downs is closing!

Went there one time, in 1984, not even 17 years old. It was the opening act to a summer spent mainly in Cambridge, Mass. Suffolk Downs, even in the mid-1980s, was like a racetrack you’d find in an old-timey black-and-white movie or the original The Twilight Zone TV programme. The predominant color was a nice drab green, even paler than vintage hospital scrubs. Just a lifeless, weatherbeaten green. It was like the same color of nearby Fenway Park, just barely green. There was a Mach 5 homerun from the A’s Tony Armas at Fenway on the Fourth of July, 1984. Then Jim Rice had a walkoff grand slam in the 10th. Rickey Henderson had a pouch of Red Man in his back pocket before the game, and he threw it to hecklers in front of The Monster during the warmups.


Arlington 1
#5 Willow Ridge ($53.80, BestLine Fair Odds 3.59-1)

Belmont 7
#3 Madame Barbarian (20-1 but paid $18.80 as part of a dead heat, BestLine Fair Odds 5.62-1)

Laurel 1
#1 Little Lion Girl ($28, BestLine Fair Odds 6.63-1)

Pleasanton 7
#4 Love of Art ($22, BestLine Fair Odds 4.10-1)

Prairie 1
#5 Romeo’s Storm ($40.60, BestLine Fair Odds 7.47-1)

Woodbine 7
#7 Silent Tango ($25.50, BestLine Fair Odds 3.93-1)

Assiniboia 2 (Low-Priced Overlay of the Day)
#2 Hillbilly Royalty ($9.10, BestLine Fair Odds 2.57-1)

Two win-overlay wagers in the selected PennNat race. No response, like Suffolk.

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Laurel 3, 9, 10. No more Suffolk.

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