You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Sports

ON SECOND THOUGHT

Plenty of horse sense behind sale at Suffolk Downs

Don’t even think about it. Lir Jet isn’t for sale, not even when his racing days are done here at Suffolk Downs. For the time being, he still has enough gallop to race at least a few more times next summer, and his trainer, Jay Bernardini, already has decided that the handsome 8-year-old will stay with him in retirement as a horse-of-all-trades, handyman and entertainer, a bit of a barnyard bon vivant.

Need a companion for other horses? Lir Jet’s on it. Keep visitors to the barn engaged and smiling? Oh, Lir’s the guy, full of charm, composure, and poise. Lost for a late-night comic to provide 10 minutes of four-legged standup at Giggles Comedy Club on Route 1? Saddle up, Lir, it’s time to make ’em laugh.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week