Suffolk Downs to close after casino decision

Suffolk Downs to close after casino decision


JANET WU, WCVB TOIG.
WCVB.
PAM CROSS IS IN REVERE WHERE
THE FATE OF SUFFOLKS DOWNS IS
QUITE CLEAR.
THOUSANDS ABOUT TO HIT THE
UNEMPLOYMENT
LINE, PAM.
WE ARE BY THE STARTING GATES
USED TODAY IN RACES BUT THEY
WON’T GET
MUCH MORE USE BECAUSE
LIVE HORSE RACING ENDS HERE IN
12
DAYS.
WELCOME BACK TO SUFFOLKS
DOWNS.
FOR THIS ALL TO END RIGHT
NOW, IT
IS REALLY TOUGH.
STEVEN KNOWS EVERY INCH OF
SUFFOLK DOWNS.
HE
IS HEAD OF MAINTENANCE.
44 YEARS ON THE JOB.
HIS FATHER AND
GRANDFATHER WORED
HERE AS WELL.
DID EVERYTHING FROM DRIVING
EQUIPMENT TO
FIXING EQUIPMENT TO
MANAGEMENT.
SO I HAVE HAD A LIFETIME HERE.
HE IS NOT SURE ABOUT
HIS
FUTURE.
HE WORRIES MORE ABOUT COWORKERS,
NOW FAMILY.
THEY ARE
HURTING VERY MUCH.
VERY MUCH.
SOME THIS IS HOME TO
THEM.
SOME OF THESE
KIDS THAT RIDE
HERE ARE LOCAL PEOPLE.
PEOPLE LIKE THE
JOCKEYS.
TATAMMY MARINI THE
THIRD-LEADING
JOCKEY IN THE COUNTRY.
I HAVE TO GO WHERE MY
BUSINESS IS.
THIS IS
MY BUSINESS AND MY LIFE
AND WHAT I CHOSE TO DO AT A
YOUNG AGE.
AND I HAVE TO
UPROOT AND TWO.
MANAGEMENT SAYS THERE ARE NO
SECOND CHANCES.
LAST PROFITABLE IN
2006, THE
TRACK HAS LOST $40 MILLION TO
$50 MILLION AND.
1100 JOBS GONE.
$42 MILLION IN SALARIES WIPED
OUT.
LIFTBOYS ON.
IT WILL BE TOUGH — LIFE GOES
ON.
IT
WILL BE TOUGH WITHOUT
SUFFOLKS DOWNS.
AFTER LIVE HORSE RACING
ENDSER WHO SEPTEMBER 29 THEY

4 thoughts on “Suffolk Downs to close after casino decision”

  1. It's June 10, 2018 and I just made my picks for Suffolk Downs races today. What's all this gunk about Suffolk closing in 12 days?

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