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.
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.