Monday, August 08 2011
STEVE SCHWARTZ MEMORIAL RACE AUGUST 13 AT SARATOGA
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – On Saturday, August 13 at Saratoga Race Course, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will name a race in memory of Steve Schwartz, former director of media relations for the company.
Schwartz’s family will take part in a winner’s circle ceremony following race 2 (approximate 1:30 p.m. post time), and encourage his friends to attend an informal gathering at 7 p.m. that evening at Lillian’s Restaurant in downtown Saratoga. Those interesting in attending should contact Steve’s son Eric at
Friday, July 29 2011
SUFFOLK DOWNS MOVES TO 4-DAY RACE WEEK BEGINNING AUGUST 1
EAST BOSTON, MA - Suffolk Downs will expand to a four-day race week beginning August 1. Live racing will be conducted on a Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-Saturday schedule. First post time is 12:45 p.m.
The addition of Tuesdays to the racing schedule has been approved by the Massachusetts State Racing Commission. The number of Tuesdays with live racing will be determined by the status of legislation pertaining to the total number of required racing days for the year.
Sunday, July 24 2011
SUFFOLK DOWNS CANCELS SATURDAY’S CARD DUE TO EXTREME HEAT
Suffolk Downs canceled its live racing card scheduled for Saturday, July 23 due to extreme heat. The track remains open for simulcasting. Live racing is scheduled to resume on Monday. First post time is 12:45 p.m.
Saturday, July 23 2011
Live racing canceled today - Open for simulcasting from Saratoga and Del Mar
Due to the extreme heat, we have canceled our live racing program scheduled for today. We remain open for simulcasting, including opening weekend action from both Saratoga and Del Mar. The air-conditioned Topsider Room located on the third floor of the Clubhouse will be open to the public. Full-service wagering and concessions will be available in the Topsider Room. The first floor of the Clubhouse and Legends will be open as usual. Both of these areas are air-conditioned. For today’s updated simulcasting schedule, call 617-568-3216.
Friday, July 22 2011
LOVETHATDIRTYWATER NAMED NEW ENGLAND HORSE OF THE YEAR FOR 2010
DANVERSPORT, MA - Lovethatdirtywater, New England’s champion three-year-old in 2010, was named the recipient of the 2010 James B. Moseley Horse of the Year Award by the New England Turf Writers Association at its 69h Annual Awards Dinner held last evening at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers, MA.
Owned and trained by John Botty, Lovethatdirtywater had previously earned champion juvenile honors in 2009.
Thursday, May 26 2011
NEW ENGLAND TURF WRITERS ELECT HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2011
EAST BOSTON, MA - The New England Turf Writers Association has elected its Hall of Fame class of 2011, which will be honored along with the 2010 NETWA award winners at the organization’s 69th Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, July 21 at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers, MA.
The class consists of trainer Ron Dandy, jockey Henry Wajda, owner and breeder Francis “Skip” McDonnell, Narragansett Park co-founder James “Judge” Dooley, and reporter and handicapper Bob Waldo.
Tuesday, May 24 2011
SUFFOLK DOWNS POSTPONES WEDNESDAY’S CARD
Suffolk Downs has postponed its card scheduled for Wednesday, May 25 due to insufficient entries. The day will be rescheduled at a date to be determined later in the meet.
"While we have over 600 horses at the facility, the weather of the last few weeks has interrupted training and, in turn, put a strain on entries,” said Suffolk Downs’ Chief Operating Officer Chip Tuttle. “We anticipate that things will pick up over the next several days and we can resume racing as scheduled."
Wednesday, May 18 2011
Suffolk Downs’ 2011 Live Racing Season Begins This Saturday
EAST BOSTON, MA - Opening Day of the 2011 live racing season at Suffolk Downs is this Saturday, May 21, Preakness Stakes Day. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. and first post time for the nine-race program is 1:15 p.m. Parking and admission will be free on Opening Day and for the duration of the live meet.
In addition to live racing, the track will simulcast the 136th running of the Preakness Stakes from Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, MD, where Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom will continue his quest for racing’s elusive Triple Crown. Wagering on the Preakness Stakes will be available both Friday and Saturday.
Thursday, May 05 2011
BOSTON’S BIGGEST AND BEST KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY THIS SATURDAY AT SUFFOLK DOWNS
EAST BOSTON, MA - Suffolk Downs will be hosting its second annual “Boston's Biggest and Best Kentucky Derby Party” this Saturday, May 7.
Patrons will be able to watch and wager on the Kentucky Derby, along with a full simulcasting menu, while enjoying an outdoor party on the Grandstand apron.
Tuesday, April 26 2011
SUFFOLK DOWNS’ 2011 LIVE RACING SEASON BEGINS SATURDAY, MAY 21st
EAST BOSTON, MA - The 2011 live racing season at Suffolk Downs, featuring significantly increased purses from a year ago, will begin Saturday, May 21st and continue through November 5th, the track announced today as it introduced its initial racing schedule and other plans for the upcoming season.
As was the case last year when the track celebrated it’s 75th anniversary, Opening Day coincides with the running of the Preakness Stakes, the second jewel of racing’s Triple Crown. Special first post time on Opening Day is 1:15 p.m. Parking and admission will be free on Opening Day and for the duration of the live meet, the track announced.
Monday, February 07 2011
A Message From Suffolk Downs’ COO Chip Tuttle
We regret that our simulcast menu has been reduced due to the actions of the New England HBPA and other HBPA affiliates around the country. At issue is a purse agreement for the 2011 race meet.
The HBPA's actions show utter contempt for the bettors who have supported its races for years and complete disregard for the hundreds of employees at Suffolk Downs who face dramatically reduced work schedules as a result of the lack of simulcast product. At the same time, it makes it increasingly difficult for us to generate the purse revenue that the HBPA claims is its motivation. We do not know when this situation will improve and we regret any inconvenience this may cause you.
Friday, October 15 2010
MASSACHUSETTS-BRED SUPERSTAR ASK QUEENIE RETIRED
EAST BOSTON, MA - Ask Queenie, one of the most decorated Massachusetts-bred thoroughbreds of all time, has been retired after a brilliant eight-year career that included 20 state-bred stakes wins at Suffolk Downs. In recognition of her outstanding achievements, Suffolk Downs will salute Ask Queenie on Saturday, October 30.
The nine-year-old daughter of Key Contender out of Time to Ask won 27 of her 63 starts, amassing a whopping $780,365 in career earnings, more than any other Mass-bred in history. She hit the board in 56 of her 63 starts, posting a career record of 27 wins, 15 seconds and 14 third-place finishes.