Tuesday, July 17 2012
SUFFOLK DOWNS CANCELS TUESDAY’S CARD DUE TO EXTREME HEAT AND HUMIDITY
Suffolk Downs officials have canceled the live racing program scheduled for Tuesday, July 17 due to a forecast that calls for extreme heat and humidity.
“The health and safety of our athletes are always of foremost concern,” said Suffolk Downs Chief Operating Officer Chip Tuttle. “After consulting with our veterinarians, horsemen and jockeys, it was clear that canceling Tuesday’s card was the prudent course of action.”
Tuesday, June 05 2012
Suffolk Downs Sets Development Announcement
The owners and management of Suffolk Downs will discuss their plans for a resort development at the site tomorrow, Tuesday, June 5th, on the grounds of the 77-year-old thoroughbred race track at the border between Revere and East Boston.
The event will include an outline of the proposal and a release of architectural renderings of the proposed project.
Monday, June 04 2012
DAVIS WINS FOUR ON OPENING DAY AT SUFFOLK DOWNS
EAST BOSTON, MA - Jockey Jacqueline Davis, second in the standings in 2011, rode four winners on Saturday’s Opening Day program at Suffolk Downs before an enthusiastic crowd of 6,834 as the East Boston oval welcomed back former track announcer and NBC’s current voice of the Triple Crown Larry Collmus.
In the third race, Davis guided Dan’s Commander ($6.60) to a 4 ½ length romp for Michael McKenzie and in the fifth race, she pulled off a minor upset on the rail with Glory’s List ($14.20) for Kenneth Burns. Her success continued in the seventh with a front-running victory aboard Last Laugh Now ($6.60) for Tom McCooey, Jr. and she teamed up with trainer Tim Kirby in the ninth and final race with Gambler’s Honour ($7.00).
Wednesday, May 30 2012
Opening Day of the Live Racing Season Saturday, June 2
Join us this Saturday as we open the gates for our 2012 live racing season.
First post for the nine-race program is 12:45 p.m.
Friday, May 18 2012
Preakness Stakes Day - Saturday, May 19
Join us Saturday, May 19 for the second jewel of racing's Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes!
Watch and wager on the Preakness as I'll Have Another attempts to move one step closer to racing's elusive Triple Crown.
Friday, May 11 2012
SUFFOLK DOWNS’ 2012 LIVE RACING SEASON BEGINS SATURDAY, JUNE 2
EAST BOSTON, MA - Suffolk Downs will open its 2012 live racing season on Saturday, June 2 with a guest appearance by NBC’s voice of the Triple Crown Larry Collmus, who served as track announcer at the East Boston oval from 1992-2008, the track announced today as it introduced its racing schedule and other plans for the upcoming season.
Collmus, who last Saturday called his second Kentucky Derby for NBC, will return to the Suffolk Downs announcer’s booth for the first time since 2008 to call a few races on the Opening Day program. He will also be available for a meet and greet with fans. T.D. Thornton returns for his fifth full year as track announcer after previously splitting time with Collmus.
Monday, February 27 2012
RAMON DOMINGUEZ NAMED SANTA ANITA WOOLF WINNER
ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 26, 2012)—Two-time Eclipse Award winning jockey Ramon Dominguez has been selected by a vote of his fellow jockeys nationwide as the 63rd winner of the prestigious Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award. It is expected Dominguez will fly west to Santa Anita from his Florida base at Gulfstream Park in mid or late March to accept the award.
The Woolf Award honors riders whose careers and personal character earn esteem for the individual and the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing.
Sunday, November 06 2011
Suffolk Downs 2011 Leading Jockey-Trainer-Owner
EAST BOSTON, MA - Perennial powers Tammi Piermarini, John Rigattieri and Monarch Stables took home year-end honors at Suffolk Downs as the track concluded its 2011 live racing season on Saturday before a Breeders’ Cup Day crowd of 6,521.
Piermarini amassed 109 wins to capture her second straight meet title and the third of her career at Suffolk Downs. The 44-year-old mother of three won with 20% of her mounts for earnings of $1,163,099. Jacqueline Davis was second with 82 wins. Piermarini made history on August 22, becoming just the fifth woman in Thoroughbred racing history to reach the 2,000-win mark. She has since moved into fourth place on the all-time win list for female riders. Piermarini will be taking her tack to Turf Paradise.
Saturday, October 29 2011
SANTA ANITA STABLE NOTES (Friday October 28, 2011)
NO TURNING BACK FOR M ONE RIFLE IN CAL CUP SPRINT
The $100,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint is not lacking speed. That said, trainer Bruce Headley makes no bones about strategy for his charge, 2009 Malibu Stakes winner M One Rifle. The Sprint goes as the eighth of nine races.
“It’s perfect,” Headley said of drawing the No. nine post position. “There’s plenty of speed inside us, but he’s got plenty of speed, too. It’s going to be a speed race.”
Monday, October 24 2011
It’s Me Mom Wins $100,000 O’Malley Stakes at Suffolk Downs
EAST BOSTON, MA - It's Me Mom prevailed by a nose over 6-5 favorite Nicole H in the $100,000 Robert M. O'Malley Sprint Stakes on Saturday at Suffolk Downs before an exuberant crowd of 10,103 fans who were also treated to the track’s first-ever Food Truck Festival.
It’s Me Mom, ridden to victory by Willie Martinez for trainer Lynne Scace, broke sharply and rolled through demanding early fractions of :21.17, :43.63 and :55.91 before completing the six furlongs in 1:09.67.
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.
Thursday, October 13 2011
MAJOR FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL ROLLS INTO SUFFOLK DOWNS
What: Where can you get some of the best food in New England - from barbeque and lobster rolls, to grilled cheese and desserts - all in one place and all on wheels? At the SUFFOLK DOWNS FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL on Saturday, October 22nd! The rapidly growing food truck phenomenon is here to stay as Boston’s historic Thoroughbred racetrack hosts its first-ever food truck festival with a full afternoon of live racing, great food, and fun for all ages and appetites!