Category Archives: horse racing

Racing Myopia

It’s been two months since live racing ended in Massachusetts, and a lot is still in flux when discussing the future of the sport in New England. The New England HBPA is in talks with Suffolk Downs to negotiate a … Continue reading

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Goodbye Suffolk Downs

Suffolk Downs (at least this version of it) is closing tomorrow. There’s still some hope that another version of it will come along in the future. But for now, it’s closing, and the future is uncertain. It’s still hard to … Continue reading

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All the feelings…but stop picking on my friend.

So, the closing of Suffolk Downs really fills me with ALL THE FEELINGS, most of which I’m not really sure I can put into words just quite yet. But, in the fallout over the decision there are a few things … Continue reading

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The Day After

Well, I was right. The Breeder’s Cup was great.  It was historic. Zenyatta gave us a performance like the champion she is.  It just didn’t end the way any of us wanted. It was horse racing. And it was pretty … Continue reading

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Watch the Breeder’s Cup. Seriously.

I have a public service announcement for my non-horsey friends.  Watch the Breeder’s Cup this Saturday.  It’ll be great.  It’ll be historic. Trust me. Why? Well, I could go on about how the Breeder’s Cup is billed as racing’s Championship … Continue reading

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Showcase Recap

Well, another Suffolk Showcase has come and gone.  I am totally, utterly exhausted. But it is totally, utterly worth every second of work we’ve put into it over the past few weeks. We had a good turnout, despite the overcast … Continue reading

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Know Which One You Are

“It’s a business of sadists and masochists and you know which one you are.” -Ida Blankenship to Peggy Olson, Mad Men I loved that quote the minute I heard it this season. It’s so on-the-nose; and Ms. Blankenship could have … Continue reading

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Rachel Retires

I debated all night about commenting on Rachel Alexandra’s retirement, there’s certainly already a slew of folks who’ve already met that call—Glenn Craven and The Paper Tyger sum up my feelings the best—and I’m not sure I have much to … Continue reading

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Please hold all tickets…

This weekend was my first trip to the track after the most recent disappointment in the great never-ending expanded gaming debate here in Massachusetts (read an excellent recap at Railbird here). To say that the mood has changed from cautiously … Continue reading

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