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.
#5 Willow Ridge ($53.80, BestLine Fair Odds 3.59-1)
#3 Madame Barbarian (20-1 but paid $18.80 as part of a dead heat, BestLine Fair Odds 5.62-1)
#1 Little Lion Girl ($28, BestLine Fair Odds 6.63-1)
#4 Love of Art ($22, BestLine Fair Odds 4.10-1)
#5 Romeo’s Storm ($40.60, BestLine Fair Odds 7.47-1)
#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.