Friday, August 03 2012
Bobby Raymond Saddles Four Winners Wednesday
EAST BOSTON, MA - Trainer Bobby Raymond enjoyed a remarkable day on Wednesday, August 1, saddling four winners on the 10-race card, three of which came with Jill Jellison in the irons.
Raymond and Jellison kicked off their trifecta in the second race with Danny's Whish ($18.20). They were back in the winner's circle after Bruski's Star ($6.20) took the fifth with a front-running maiden victory. The pair capped off their triple with Kathysay'schaseme ($7.40) in the sixth for owner Touchdown Stable.
Tuesday, July 24 2012
Piermarini Becomes Third-Leading Female Rider of All-Time
EAST BOSTON, MA - Jockey Tammi Piermarini, who last year became just the fifth woman ever to reach the 2,000-win milestone, recorded three victories on Monday at Suffolk Downs to surpass Patti Cooksey as the third-leading female rider of all-time with 2,139 career wins.
Piermarini, 45, accomplished the feat with a front-running score aboard Massachusetts-bred Victor Laszlo ($2.80) in the seventh race for owner Patricia Moseley, former chairwoman of Suffolk Downs, and trainer George Saccardo. Piermarini now trails only the retired Julie Krone (3,704) and Rosemary Homeister (2,527), who is currently riding at Arlington Park.
Monday, July 23 2012
MISCOE GRAY WINS THE $50,000 RISE JIM STAKES; PIERMARINI WINS THREE
EAST BOSTON, MA - Miscoe Gray and Jorge Vargas pulled off the front-running upset in the $50,000 Rise Jim Stakes on Saturday, July 21 at Suffolk Downs, completing six furlongs in 1:12 over a field of 11 Massachusetts-bred rivals.
Trained by Tom McCooey, Jr., the Nine Maple Farm homebred son of Cozzene broke well and secured a spot on the rail and led every step of the way, saving enough to hold off Same Day Pleasure.
Tuesday, July 17 2012
DAVID AMISS, MARIO MADRID EACH WIN THREE ON MONDAY AT SUFFOLK DOWNS
EAST BOSTON, MA – David Amiss and Mario Madrid dominated Monday’s nine-race card at Suffolk Downs with three wins each.
Amiss began his triple in the fourth race with a front-running victory aboard Gesu ($4.40) for trainer Jay Bernardini. Amiss took the fifth, guiding Seeking Mischief ($5.60) to a maiden win for Ian Baker before teaming up with Tim Salisbury to take the featured eighth race with Fortheloveof Anna ($13.40).
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.