We only have three or so big breeding farms at the moment, the rest are mostly private owned horse people branching out.
A few things. First is that racing will end Wednesday, October 1. This year's meet from the beginning was to only be 60 days. There is a rumor I heard that they already committed to 60 days next year, but I am unsure if they will hold to that. I know it is not common knowledge.
Second is that regardless of how much 75% of the designated money is, the track cannot compete with a casino in the neighboring town.
Third, having attended many of the meetings at Suffolk and personally talked to Chip Tuttle, Suffolk's Executive Director, quite a few times in scheduled meetings and during the weekends, I realized all the dangers Suffolk faced. Still, I feel that a casino would only ruin the atmosphere of Suffolk and East Boston. I know many of the people who will be in search of new jobs and it is almost unimaginable that they can be suffering any more than I can on this decision, but I maintain my stance.
Now it is on to fight against Wynn in Everett. He is a known fixer and there is a reason Suffolk decided not to work with him.
I am disappointed in you, Buck, that would find now a good time to call me out and think I was not up to date on what this decision meant.
I doubt many of you can imagine how much this hurts. Even those who lost Hollywood still have Santa Anita and Del Mar. At one time there were 17 race tracks, and although I never had the chance to see many of them, I have heard countless stories that define how I live and perceive the world. I sincerely hope none of you ever have to go through this.
Things didn't quite go as planned, but Trade Storm finally came through after I gave up on him.
Daredevil clearly one of the best after his performance today. Looking forward to a Divine Glory shocker tomorrow.
Even if it isn't, Divine Glory has a ML of 12/1 over at Monmouth later in the day. He sold for $6500, and might prefer the main track, but I think he'll have his running MOCCASINS on.
Almost got it... 5 1/2 at America's longest downs this weekend. No tag.... yet. Also in the realm of juveniles is Isabella Sings who is coming to the land of t_v for the Natalma. I wrote the weakend (error intended) off as unsuitable for watching due to the absence of the 'red terror' this year, but maybe Toddie's filly can be something.
Back in his native land, don't over look Daredevil at Belmont after the feature. HINT: Johnny V didn't pass up a trip to see the polar bears for a ride on Went the Day Well. Only question is how low can you go? Not making the trip to Eastie for the Jim Kirby, but I'd take 2/5.
I was never a fan of that fragile Broadway's Alibi, but her little brother sure knows how to burn it up and keep it quiet. Toasting Master's running earlier on the card at the High Takeout Twinspires a few hours before the next Verrazano.
Checked the Keeneland Catalog and noticed there wasn't a Stage Stop foal for sale. The horse in question, a chestnut filly by Curlin, was retained by oil magnate Rutherford, and I don't think he's just trying to fill the void Socialbug left.
Dropped by the old suffering downs last weekend and was told that as long as the casino vote is delayed, Suffolk's open, and knowing Massachusetts politics, they won't fire until they see the whites of their eyes. ;)
Doublicious no match for La Madrina... Debt Ceiling's back at it, though. Where's Mylute?
Fascinating is also lighting it up... maybe there is some hope?
fired another bullet at Los Al... how long before the dirt begins?
Coming to the Suffolk Showcase this Sunday?
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