Wednesday, October 23 2013
Suffolk Downs to Unveil Racing Improvement Plan
New study shows economic impact of Thoroughbred industry in Massachusetts will increase 57% with a Resort at Suffolk Downs
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 (East Boston, MA) – Clubhouse and grandstand renovations, enhancements to outdoor viewing areas, state-of-the-art technology, construction of new dormitories and additional upgrades to the barn area, and new racing surfaces are all part of Suffolk Downs’ $40 million racing improvement plan, which will be unveiled Thursday at Indian Rock Stables, a Thoroughbred breeding farm located in Saugus, MA. The racing improvement plan is part of Suffolk Downs’ overall proposal to develop a $1 billion world-class resort at the historic 78-year-old racetrack.
Tuesday, October 08 2013
SUFFOLK DOWNS EARNS RE-ACCREDITATION
Numerous Best Practices Identified at Boston-Area Track
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that Suffolk Downs in East Boston, Mass., has earned re-accreditation from the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance. The re-accreditation followed a complete review of all racing operations at the facility. Suffolk Downs received its initial Alliance accreditation in 2011. All accreditations and re-accreditations carry an effective period of two years.
Wednesday, August 28 2013
Caesars Resort at Suffolk Downs
Historic Host Community Agreement
Outlines Local Benefits of
Caesars Resort at Suffolk Downs
Boston Agreement, City-Integrated Model
Provide Significant Economic Development Opportunity
Agreement Paves Way to World-Class Development
Tuesday, May 21 2013
SUFFOLK DOWNS’ 2013 LIVE RACING SEASON BEGINS SATURDAY, JUNE 1
All patrons making a $10 donation to The One Fund Boston on Opening Day to receive a specially designed “Boston Strong” t-shirt or hat and track program
EAST BOSTON, MA - The 2013 live racing season at Suffolk Downs will begin Saturday, June 1 and continue through November 2, the track announced today as it introduced its initial racing schedule and other plans for the upcoming season.
Friday, March 22 2013
SUFFOLK DOWNS FEATURED IN “BOSTON SPORTS TEMPLES”
EXHIBITION AT BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
East Boston, MA – Suffolk Downs is one of four historic sports venues featured in Boston Public Library’s current “Boston Sports Temples” exhibition, which showcases these beloved venues and their unique roles in the daily lives and hearts of generations of New Englanders.
Monday, November 05 2012
PIERMARINI, RIGATTIERI, MONARCH STABLES TOP STANDINGS AT SUFFOLK DOWNS
EAST BOSTON, MA - Familiar names topped the 2012 standings as jockey Tammi Piermarini, trainer John Rigattieri and owner Monarch Stables once again took home year-end honors at Suffolk Downs as the track concluded its live racing season on Saturday, November 3.
Monday, October 29 2012
SUFFOLK DOWNS POSTPONES MONDAY’S CARD DUE TO STORM
Suffolk Downs has postponed its live racing card scheduled for Monday, October 29 due to the approaching storm. The track will also be closed for simulcasting.
Live racing and simulcasting are scheduled to resume on Wednesday. The final day of the 2012 live racing season will now be Saturday, November 3 in conjunction with the Breeders’ Cup. Simulcasting of all 15 Breeders’ Cup races will be available Friday and Saturday.
Thursday, October 18 2012
APPRENTICE JOCKEY JORGE VARGAS, JR. FIRST CAREER WIN AT SUFFOLK DOWNS
EAST BOSTON, MA - Apprentice jockey Jorge Vargas, Jr. recorded the first victory of his career when his mount Rockstar Cowboy won the fifth race at Suffolk Downs on Wednesday, October 17.
Trained by Robert Monahan II, the three-year-old son of Rockport Harbor broke sharply and contested the early lead before seizing command and holding on by half a length to break his maiden in the six furlong sprint. Rockstar Cowboy returned $18.20, 6.60 and 3.60.
Saturday, September 22 2012
Jockey David Amiss Records 1,000th Career Victory in African Prince Stakes at Suffolk Downs
EAST BOSTON, MA - Jockey David Amiss recorded the 1,000th victory of his career on Saturday, September 22 at Suffolk Downs, guiding Adahai to the wire first in the $50,000 African Prince Stakes before an exuberant crowd of 9,212 on hand for the 2nd Annual Suffolk Downs Food Truck Festival.
Adahai, a three-year-old son of Yonaguska trained by Wayne Marcoux, rated off the front running Danly's Dream and drew clear in mid stretch, saving enough to hold off a late charging Fonzy and complete six furlongs in 1:12 4/5. Adahai is now undefeated from two starts. Adahai returned $5.00, 3.00 and 2.60.
Thursday, September 20 2012
JOCKEY DYLAN DAVIS BREAKS HIS MAIDEN ON WEDNESDAY AT SUFFOLK DOWNS
EAST BOSTON, MA - Apprentice jockey Dylan Davis recorded the first win of his career in the seventh race at Suffolk Downs on Wednesday, September 19 aboard Soldier Sam ($8.40) for trainer Colin Sherwood.
Soldier Sam sat off the pace and made a bold last-to-first move after weaving through traffic and angling to the middle of the track under Davis, catching Big Cash and prevailing by a lengths and a half.
Saturday, August 11 2012
Suffolk Downs Takes Next Step to Earn Gaming License
(EAST BOSTON - August 10, 2012) - After rolling out development plans for a $1 billion destination resort in June and conducting several local community meetings since then, Suffolk Downs has formally declared its intent to compete for one of Massachusetts’ commercial gaming licenses by filing the state’s form and submitting the required non-refundable $400,000 fee with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, track official announced today
“We begin this formal part of earning a license to develop a world-class destination resort at our 77-year-old racetrack with great enthusiasm and with the understanding that our project must set the standard for gaming development in Massachusetts,” said Richard Fields, Suffolk Downs principal owner. “With our partners, Caesars Entertainment, we are committed to a proposal that will create more jobs, tourism benefits and local economic development than any other project in the state.”
Sunday, August 05 2012
AN ENCORE FROM ‘EMMA’ GIVES JERKENS, 83, PRIORESS VICTORY
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Hall of Fame Trainer Allen Jerkens, 83, has won 3,833 races in his career, but none stands out as much as when he saddled Onion to an upset victory over Secretariat in the 1973 Whitney Handicap.
On Whitney Day in 2012, Jerkens added to his legacy by sending out Emma’s Encore to a nose victory in the Grade 1, $300,000 Prioress, a six-furlong race for 3-year-old fillies.