07/19/2004 11:00PM

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Suffolk Downs, Rockingham Park, and the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association are discussing the possibility of Rockingham running three turf races on Sept. 5. The Salem, N.H., track's grass course has gone unused since the track switched to harness racing last year. . . . Robert Fitzgerald Jr., a onetime jockey who trained horses in the mid-Atlantic region for more than 40 years, died on July 12 in Lancaster, Pa., at age 78. Fitzgerald retired from training in 1997.