05/10/2004 12:00AM

Suffolk adds 8 statebred stakes

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Suffolk Downs in East Boston, Mass., added eight statebred stakes to its schedule on Monday, beginning with the Rise Jim Stakes on May 29 and concluding with the Sunset Gun Stakes on Labor Day, Sept. 6.

The statebred stakes will all be $40,000 in value and join a schedule of 11 open stakes that were previously announced. The open stakes are topped by the $500,000 Massachusetts Handicap and $200,000 Moseley Breeders' Cup on June 19, and include nine $40,000 races. The Suffolk Downs meeting opened May 1 and will continue through Nov. 27.