Plans Underway To Bring Horse Racing Back To Great Barrington

Suffolk Downs Horse Racing

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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (WBZ-AM) — A plan to bring back horse racing to the Great Barrington Fairgrounds is underway.

Sterling Suffolk Race Course, LLC — the parent company of race track Suffolk Downs — is waiting on the state legislature to change racing laws so the company can extend its license and bring live horse racing to Great Barrington.

Sterling Suffolk’s chief operating officer Chip Tuttle said the company sought legislative changes in May 2018, but was not able to get it done by the time the session expired in July.

Tuttle said he plans to bring it up again in the future.

The company has a long-term lease with the non-profit Great Barrington Fairgrounds.

WBZ NewsRadio1030's Charlie Sherman reports

 

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