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Suffolk Downs looks to get back on track

Updated: September 21, 2007, 5:13 PM ET
By Bill Finley | Special to ESPN.com

The governor of Massachusetts, a fellow by the name of Deval Patrick, may not fully understand this, but he can help turn Suffolk Downs into a thriving racetrack with slot machines or he can destroy it. There really aren't any other possibilities, and that's a scary thought. Can we really expect a politician to understand how important this place is, how special it is and how it must stay around forever? Let's hope that the answer is yes.

I understand this is not Saratoga or Keeneland I ...

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