Page 14 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE – Friday, July 5, 2019 Suffolk Downs send-off While betting, Boston resident Manuel Londono said that he’s sad to see it go. Lynn resident Jim Slavin, whose favorite horse is Burns the Boats, said he is being conservative, betting $5 across the board. Slavin, who has been a fan for 50 years, feels terrible that they aren’t putting the casino at Suffolk Downs. Sporting her Kentucky Derby hat and fan, Kimberly Dabney, of Nashua, N.H., bet $200 on the horse Prefer Diamonds. Christine Parker and Jodi Rauso accept the trophy on behalf of Remembering Willie ’19, a former jockey in Maryland, for Charlie Mops, who placed first in the sixth race. Revere residents Shirley Duddy and Phillip Douglas, who own a horse there named Look up Lisa, bet $450 as they cheer on horses Judah and Petrocelli. “It’s a tradition that is lost in all of New England,” Douglas said. “It’s terrible.” Winthrop resident Robert DeCicco, who sports a Suffolk Downs cap, was betting in the $100s at the teller window. As he held up a slew of bets, DeCicco said the “historic site” never should have been closed, and he has been betting on horses since 1967. A Marked Man is shown heading back to the stall after racing on Sunday. The iconic Suffolk Downs finish pole and board are shown as the last race crosses the finish line on Sunday. A trainer takes one of the many thoroughbreds for a warm-up walk. Charlie Mops, far right, is shown winning the sixth race at Suffolk Downs on Sunday.

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