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Fans Give Suffolk Downs ‘A Fitting Sendoff’ In Final Weekend Of Live Racing

Over 21,000 racing fans packed Suffolk Downs for the final weekend of live racing at the historic oval as the track hosted its final weekend of live racing. On Saturday, the track was forced to suspend the live racing card after the seventh race due to severe thunderstorms that rolled through the area. Live racing […]

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Suffolk Downs Readies To Celebrate Final Weekend Of Live Racing

Live racing will return to Suffolk Downs for the final time in the track’s 84 year history this Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30, as the track hosts the final live racing and food truck festival weekend which will feature twelve races each day and over $1 million in purses and incentives. More than 130 horses […]

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Live Racing Returns To Suffolk Downs Saturday And Sunday

Wicked Freud, a seven-year-old gelding who hails from the barn of Jason Servis, the trainer of Maximum Security, the first-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby that was disqualified and placed 17th, is slated to run in Saturday’s feature, a $55,000 allowance/optional claiming race at about 7 ½ furlongs on the turf with a field of […]

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Diaz Hits A Sunday Triple On Closing Card At Suffolk Downs

Suffolk Downs hosted the final of four scheduled live racing and food truck festival weekends of the year and concluded the 2018 season on Sunday with an eleven-race card. Jockey Hector Diaz, Jr. rode three winners on the day and Ruben Silvera swept the $5,000 Jockey Challenge. “We are very happy about the way these […]

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Lapsed Law Shuts Down Racing, Simulcasting In Massachusetts

Simulcasting and live horse racing in Massachusetts have been shut down – temporarily, officials hope – after enabling legislation expired on July 31, according to published reports. A bill that would have renewed legalized wagering on live and simulcast races was never enacted before lawmakers went home Aug. 1. The bill passed the Senate and […]

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Thoroughbred Racing Returns To Suffolk Downs This Weekend

Live Thoroughbred racing will return to Suffolk Downs this weekend with 13 races carded on Saturday and a 12 race card on Sunday.  In addition to live racing, the track will have food trucks, live music, family fun activities and will be simulcasting the Belmont Stakes as Justify tries to sweep the Triple Crown. On Saturday, the average field […]

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Suffolk Downs To Lease, Renovate Historic Great Barrington Fairgrounds For Live Racing

Sterling Suffolk Racecourse, LLC (SSR), the company that operates Thoroughbred racing, wagering and simulcasting at Suffolk Downs, and Fairgrounds Realty LLC and Fair Grounds Community Redevelopment Project Inc., the entities that own the Great Barrington Fairgrounds, have reached an agreement for a long-term lease of the historic race track property in Great Barrington to commence […]

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Suffolk Downs Boosts Purses 15 Percent For Summer Meets

Live racing will return to Suffolk Downs this summer with three two-day racing festivals and the track announced today a purse increase of 15% on overnight purses. The three festival weekends are scheduled to be held June 9-10, July 7-8 and August 4-5. In 2017, the track conducted four weekends of live racing with an average daily purse of […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘Better One Start Early Than One Start Too Late’

This summer as Chip Tuttle watches the last horses race around the Suffolk Downs oval, he will likely be reminded of a gutsy gelding that left the Suffolk Downs backside long ago, and who was and still is a true war horse in every sense of the word. The track, which is scheduled to cease […]

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