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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.

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