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Even with no casino, Revere focuses on new uses for old racetracks

Sunday GlobeNorth Story By Kathy McCabe GLOBE STAFF NOVEMBER 30, 2014     photo by: DAVID L. RYAN/GLOBE STAFF/FILE 2013      “We’re going to figure out the best solution for these properties,” Richard Fields, a principal owner of the city’s two closed racetracks, told members of a recent economic summit in Revere. REVERE — The Massachusetts Gaming Commission might have awarded the Greater Boston casino license to Steve Wynn in Everett, but the developer who sought to bring a billion-dollar gambling resort to Revere remains optimistic.

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Suffolk Downs marks its final day of live races

By PHIL MARCELO  Boston.com / Associated Press   BOSTON (AP) — Suffolk Downs, New England’s last thoroughbred horse track, celebrated its storied past with a series of tributes Saturday on its final day of live races. The once-grand Boston track recognized some of the most famous horses, jockeys, announcers and performers during its nearly 80-year history with live and video presentations. Among those highlighted were ‘‘Eddie Wrack,’’ the horse that won the track’s inaugural race in 1935, and ‘‘Seabiscuit,’’ the legendary Depression-era thoroughbred that won a major race held there in 1937. The track, which will continue to offer simulcast betting until December, also cleared out its promotional inventory, selling vintage souvenirs and other memorabilia. Sale proceeds will benefit CANTER New England and the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, which help horses transition to life after racing. Chip Tuttle, Suffolk Downs’ chief operating officer, hopes the tributes offer an ‘‘appropriate appreciation’’ for …

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