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‘A True Friend With A True Heart’: Tampa Bay Downs Community Mourns A Way-Too-Soon Loss

Jeff Lopez, who shoes horses at Oaklawn Park and on the Kentucky circuit, makes the drive from Hot Springs, Ark., to Louisville in about 8 hours. All that keeps him from getting lost are memories of his late fiancée Catherine Dimino, who died in his arms on Jan. 31 after a valiant three-year fight with […]

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‘King Of Suffolk Downs’: Former Trainer Vinnie Blengs Dies At 90

 Retired trainer Vincent ‘Vinnie’ Blengs, the renowned New England horseman who stabled in Maryland during the 1990s, passed away Oct. 5 in South Florida at the age of 90. According to Equibase statistics, Blengs, known as the ‘King of Suffolk Downs’ during his heyday, won 1,981 races and more than $24 million in purses during […]

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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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Severe Weather Forces Late Card Cancellations At Suffolk Downs, Delaware Park

A power outage caused by a severe electrical storm forced the cancellation of the final five races at Suffolk Downs on Saturday, including the a trio of listed stakes races. Racing resumes on Sunday for the final live racing card at the historic racetrack. The seventh and eighth live races were also cancelled due to […]

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Suffolk Downs Returns With 11-Race Cards This Saturday And Sunday

Live racing will return to Suffolk Downs with an eleven-race card in conjunction with the Belmont Stakes this Saturday and Sunday as the track hosts the second of three scheduled live racing and food truck festival weekends for the final season of horse racing at the historic property. The eleven race card features robust field […]

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Apprentice Jenn Miller Returns From Brain Injury, Scores Comeback Win At Suffolk Downs

Live racing returned to Suffolk Downs on Saturday, May 18 as the track kicked off the first of three scheduled weekend-long racing and food truck festivals. An enthusiastic crowd of 9,127 was on hand as Tammi Piermarini swept the state-bred stakes races on the card, the $50,000 Rise Jim Stakes and the $50,000 Isadorable Stakes. […]

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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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Suffolk Downs Schedules Six Racing Dates For Final Season

Suffolk Downs will run six live dates in 2019 after the Massachusetts Gaming Commission approved the track’s schedule and its corresponding request for purse funding of $3.8 million for those dates from the state’s Racehorse Development Fund, the track announced today. The three festival weekends scheduled for May 18-19, June 8-9 and June 29-30 will […]

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Suffolk Downs Operators Seek $3 Billion In Lawsuit Over Casino License

The operator of Suffolk Downs in East Boston, Mass., is seeking $3 billion in a lawsuit filed against casino executive Steve Wynn and others claiming that Wynn Resorts engaged in criminal activity to secure a casino license. The suit was filed on Sept. 17 by Sterling Suffolk Racecourse LLC in United States District Court of […]

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