Tori Bedford writing on May 20, 2019, for WGBH News in Boston reports:
Suffolk Downs is retiring horse racing — at least on this historic track, which is slated to be turned into apartments and retail shops.
Suffolk Downs has before faced shutdowns, changes in ownership, and a casino bid that ended in failure. [CEO Chip] Tuttle says this time, it’s for real.
And in the meantime, the races will continue through June, preparing for the final goodbye.
The track opened in 1935 after being built by Joseph A. Tomasello for a cost of $2 million. A number of famous horses raced at the track, including Seabiscuit, Whirlaway, Funny Cide, and Cigar.
Many horses have died at Suffolk Downs. And there are always more than are reported.
• To see a list of racehorses killed at Suffolk Downs and how they died, please see Horse Racing Wrongs here »