Wednesday, October 19, 2011
FULL FIELD OF 12 ENTERED FOR SATURDAY’S $100,000 ROBERT M. O’MALLEY SPRINT STAKES AT SUFFOLK DOW
EAST BOSTON, MA - A full field of 12 fillies and mares has been entered for the $100,000 Robert M. O’Malley Sprint Stakes to be run at six furlongs over the main track at Suffolk Downs on Saturday.
Headlining the field is graded stakes winner Nicole H, who will be making her first start since a front-running victory in the Distaff Handicap (G2) at Aqueduct on April 16. The four-year-old daughter of Mr. Greeley is trained by Michael Hushion and veteran New England jockey Taylor Hole has been named to ride.
The O’Malley Stakes is the eighth race on the special 10-race program being conducted in conjunction with the first-ever Suffolk Downs Food Truck Festival. The event will feature more than a dozen local gourmet food trucks and will run from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. First post time is 12:45 p.m.
Also on the card is the $50,000 John Kirby Stakes for Massachusetts-bred three-year-olds to be run at a mile and seventy yards which drew a field of eight. The Kirby Stakes is the fourth race on the card. Silk Spinner, part of an entry for trainer Adel Salim along with stablemate Silks Solotude, will try to earn his second consecutive stakes victory after a three-length triumph in the African Prince Stakes on September 24.
Live racing is being conducted on a Monday-Wednesday-Saturday schedule through the conclusion of the meet on Saturday, November 5. There will be a special live card on Friday, November 4 in conjunction with Day 1 of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.
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