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Photos: The Last Hurrah At Suffolk Downs

Photo finish. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Photo finish. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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Suffolk Downs held its final day of live races Saturday. The thoroughbred track has been losing money for decades and recently lost the casino license sweepstakes. WBUR's photographer spent the day at the track.

The horses out of the starting gate. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The horses out of the starting gate. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Coming down the stretch. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Coming down the stretch. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Horses coming around the final turn toward the finish line. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Horses coming around the final turn toward the finish line. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Jockey Pierre Tomas has a face full of mud. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Jockey Pierre Tomas has a face full of mud. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
In a photo finish, Justforgetaboutit wins by a nose. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
In a photo finish, Justforgetaboutit wins by a nose. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Jockey David Amiss gives his horse, Justforgetaboutit, a well-deserved congratulatory pat for the win. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Jockey David Amiss gives his horse, Justforgetaboutit, a well-deserved congratulatory pat for the win. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Jockey Dyn Panell and his horse, Pete, are covered in mud after the second race. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Jockey Dyn Panell and his horse, Pete, are covered in mud after the second race. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Jockey Randy Wilson being weighed immediately after the race. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Jockey Randy Wilson being weighed immediately after the race. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Spectators milling through the program before placing their bets. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Spectators milling through the program before placing their bets. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Jockey Tammi Piermarini speaking to the press after a race. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Jockey Tammi Piermarini speaking to the press after a race. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A bird's-eye view of the fourth race as Dance for Zack runs ahead of the pack. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A bird's-eye view of the fourth race as Dance for Zack runs ahead of the pack. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Hundreds of wagerers line up at the bettors booths. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Hundreds of wagerers line up at the bettors booths. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Spectators get a closer look at the horses as they are paraded around the paddock prior to race time. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Spectators get a closer look at the horses as they are paraded around the paddock prior to race time. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Roman Synnott of Winthrop gets up close and pets Mr. Meso. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Roman Synnott of Winthrop gets up close and pets Mr. Meso. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Richard Garrick plays "Call to the Post" on his Herald trumpet prior to the running of each race. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Richard Garrick plays "Call to the Post" on his Herald trumpet prior to the running of each race. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Get Back Jack and Tammi Piermarini crossing the finish line. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Get Back Jack and Tammi Piermarini crossing the finish line. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Jesse Costa Twitter Photographer, Multimedia Producer
Jesse Costa is the multimedia producer for WBUR.

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