Monday, August 22 2011


JOCKEY TAMMI PIERMARINI RECORDS 2,000TH CAREER WIN


EAST BOSTON, MA - Tammi Piermarini recorded the 2,000th win of her career on Monday, August 22 at Suffolk Downs, becoming just the fifth woman in racing history to reach that milestone. Piermarini piloted Sugar Trade in the third race to accomplish her feat.





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Jockey Tammi Piermarini 2 Wins Away from 2,000


ATTEMPTING TO JOIN EXCLUSIVE GROUP OF WOMEN JOCKEYS WHO HAVE REACHED THE 2,000-WIN MILESTONE

Monday, August 22, 2011 (East Boston, MA) - Veteran jockey Tammi Piermarini enters Monday’s racing program at Suffolk Downs with 1,998 career wins. She is named to ride in seven of the nine races on Monday’s card. Piermarini began her riding career in 1985 as Tammi Campbell, amassing 986 wins through 1998. From 1999 to present, she has won 1,012 races as Tammi Piermarini (her husband John Piermarini is also her agent), for a combined total of 1,998 victories.





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Tuesday, August 09 2011


JORGE VARGAS NOTCHES 3,000TH WIN OF CAREER AT SUFFOLK DOWNS


EAST BOSTON, MA - Veteran jockey Jorge Vargas recorded his 3,000th career victory on Monday, August 8 at Suffolk Downs when his mount Want Ad was elevated via disqualification to win the fourth race of the afternoon.

“That wasn’t how I wanted to get it,” said Vargas, a 53-year-old veteran of New England racing. “But, it is been a long career with a lot of injuries and I’m just glad I made it here. It meant a lot to do this here, at home.”





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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





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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.





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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.



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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.



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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.





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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.





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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."





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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.





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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.





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