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Suffolk horses charm new buyers

In just a few short hours during the annual CANTER New England Suffolk Showcase yesterday, roughly 10 ex-racehorses found new homes, while others moved into strong contention for purchase over the coming days. Yet, approximately 70 Thoroughbreds still need new homes, and now it’s crunch time. With the Suffolk Downs racing season ending next month, trainers moving on to warmer-weather tracks cannot afford to take horses who are either underperforming, or cannot run well on other tracks, says Ellen O’Brien, executive of CANTER New England. She explains: “It costs about $700 to transport a horse to Florida. And many tracks […]