Monday, November 23 2009


TALAMO WINS FIVE, INCLUDING MOCCASIN ABOARD BICKERSONS


INGLEWOOD, Calif. (Nov. 22, 2009) — Jockey Joe Talamo capped a four-win afternoon with a victory aboard eastern horse Bickersons in the $100,000 Moccasin Stakes on Sunday at Hollywood Park.

Talamo, 19, rode a perfect race, briefly relinquishing the lead on the backstretch when Bickersons was challenged by Neeko, and the Canadian-bred had plenty left when challenged by favorite Crisis of Spirit rounding the far turn.





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Friday, November 13 2009


RESULTS MIXED FOR SUFFOLK DOWNS’ 2009 MEET


EAST BOSTON, MA - Suffolk Downs wrapped up its 2009 racing season with an increase in all-sources handle and a decline in live wagering, track officials announced today.

All-sources handle for the 101-day live meet was up 7% from last year on the strength of 10% growth in transmitted handle. On-track handle was down 22% from last year.





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Wednesday, November 11 2009


Retired Thoroughbreds arrive at Plymouth County Sheriff’s Farm


PLYMOUTH, MA - The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) and Suffolk Downs, through the support of the Fields Family Foundation, have established a home for retired racehorses at the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Farm in Plymouth, MA, where inmates from the Plymouth County Correctional Facility will care for the horses as part of the facility’s extensive vocational program.

On Tuesday, four retired thoroughbreds from Suffolk Downs arrived at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Second Chances at Plymouth County Sheriff’s Farm, where they were brought to their new stalls in a barn renovated by inmates. They will be joined by additional retirees in the future.





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Friday, October 23 2009


Action-packed weekends ahead at Suffolk Downs


This Weekend: Phantom Gourmet Beer & Food Phest

Phantom Gourmet Beer & Food PhestSaturday, October 24, 12-10 PM
Sunday, October 25, 12-7 PM
Live racing on Saturday, 12:45 PM post time

The Phantom Gourmet returns for its second Beer & Food Phest. First held last fall, the Beer & Food Phest is now a 2-day affair with live racing on Saturday. This mostly indoor event will serve up Phantom's favorite beers and foods and include free entertainment, including mechanical bull rides, sumo wrestling, twister, bouncy boxing and a dance floor. The event will feature a live Phantom Gourmet broadcast on Saturday on 96.9 FM WTKK. Also on Saturday, WAAF's Greg Hill will host the Ms. Beer & Food Phest Pageant. On Sunday, watch the pro football game from London on a giant TV.





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Wednesday, October 14 2009


FULL SIBLINGS WIN CONSECUTIVE RACES


EAST BOSTON, MA - Full siblings Mount Wilton and East Coaster won consecutive races at Suffolk Downs on Wednesday. Both horses are by Graeme Hall out of the Our Emblem mare Eastlynne and were bred in Florida by Eugene Melnyk.

In the sixth race, Mount Wilton earned his first local victory with a two-and-three-quarter length triumph. Ridden by Carlos Quinones and trained by John Rigattieri, the five-year-old gelding returned $9.80, 4.80 and 3.80.





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Wednesday, September 23 2009


FORMER BOSTON POLICE COMMISSIONER JOINS SUFFOLK DOWNS AS CONSULTANT ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND COMPLIANCE


EAST BOSTON, MA - Former Boston Police Commissioner Paul Evans has joined Suffolk Downs as a consultant on public safety and compliance policies, the thoroughbred track announced today. Evans, who served as Commissioner of the Boston Police Department from 1993-2003, is advising the East Boston track as it assesses future business development options.

"Over the last few years, we have placed greater emphasis on issues of integrity, public safety and regulatory compliance," said Suffolk Downs Chief Operating Officer Chip Tuttle. "We identified Paul as someone whose vast expertise in these areas will be beneficial as we not only look at our existing operations but as we contemplate possible development and expansion opportunities."





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Tuesday, September 22 2009


3,000 WIN MILESTONE AT SUFFOLK DOWNS


EAST BOSTON, MA - Veteran New England jockey Winston Thompson recorded the 3,000th win of his career, guiding African Angel ($17.20) to victory in Monday's eighth race at Suffolk Downs.

Thompson has been a regular competitor at Suffolk Downs since bringing his tack to the United States from his native Jamaica in 1987, earning most outstanding jockey honors in New England in 2004, 2005 and 2008.





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Saturday, September 12 2009


JOCKEY WINSTON THOMPSON TWO WINS AWAY FROM 3,000


EAST BOSTON, MA – Veteran New England jockey Winston Thompson rode Gorgeous Silk ($15.80) to victory in Saturday’s seventh race at Suffolk Downs, putting him two wins away from career win number 3,000.

After beginning his career in his native Jamaica, Thompson has been riding stateside since 1987. He has been a regular competitor at Suffolk Downs since 1988, earning most outstanding jockey honors in New England in 2004, 2005 and 2008.





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Tuesday, August 25 2009


Kool & The Gang a Strong Favorite at Suffolk Downs


EAST BOSTON, MA - Classic R&B recording artist Kool & The Gang delighted the jubilant crowd at Suffolk Downs on Saturday night with a 90-minute collection of the band’s greatest hits at the track’s “Commitment to Community” concert.

The concert was the culmination of the track’s 2009 “Commitment to Community” program celebrating individuals and organizations that make a positive difference in eight surrounding communities. Over the course of the summer, the track dedicated a Saturday to each community: Everett (June 13), Chelsea (June 20), Salem (July 11), Lynn (July 18), Winthrop (July 25), Revere (August 1), Saugus (August 8) and East Boston (August 22). All ticket sales for the show benefited organizations in the eight cities and towns recognized in the program. Organizations were given tickets to sell for their own fundraising purposes.





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Wednesday, August 19 2009


Kool & The Gang at Suffolk Downs


Classic R&B recording artist Kool & The Gang, whose prolific resume of hits includes party favorites Celebration, Ladies Night and Get Down On It, will be performing live at Suffolk Downs on Saturday, August 22, which is also “East Boston Day,” the eighth of a summer-long series of “Commitment to Community” days recognizing individual cities and towns.

Concert will begin shortly after the conclusion of live racing. Opening act is “The Diversity Band” representing ZUMIX of East Boston. ZUMIX is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) cultural organization dedicated to building community through music and the arts.





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Thursday, July 16 2009


New England Turf Writers Announce 2008 Horse of the Year


DANVERSPORT, MA - Nijinsky Bulllet, a four-time winner at Suffolk Downs last year, was named the recipient of the 2008 James B. Moseley Horse of the Year Award by the New England Turf Writers Association at its 67th Annual Awards Dinner held this evening at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers, MA.

Owned by Aurora Springs Stable and trained by Rafael Ramos, Nijinsky Bullet was the reigning champion older mare from 2007.





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Monday, July 13 2009


There’s A Party Goin’ On At Suffolk Downs


Classic R&B recording artist Kool & The Gang, whose prolific resume of hits includes party favorites Celebration, Ladies Night and Get Down On It, will be performing live at Suffolk Downs at the track’s “Commitment to Community” concert on Saturday, August 22, which is also “East Boston Day.”

The concert is the culmination of the track’s 2009 “Commitment to Community” program which celebrates individuals and organizations that make a positive difference in eight surrounding communities: East Boston, Revere, Winthrop, Chelsea, Everett, Lynn, Saugus and Salem. Each of these cities and towns is being recognized with its own day at the track this summer.





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