Built by 3,000 workers in just 62 days when Massachusetts authorized pari-mutuel wagering in 1935, the historic track has been a showcase for some of the most famous names in Thoroughbred racing history, including Seabiscuit, Whirlaway, John Henry, Cigar and Skip Away.
Suffolk Downs intends to re-open on-site simulcasting operations on July 16th consistent with guidelines issued by the CDC, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Governor Baker, the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission designed to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission among employees and customers.
We intend to initially limit simulcast operations to the first floor of the clubhouse and the clubhouse apron while limiting occupancy to 50% of authorized capacity. Guests will be required to wear masks that cover the nose and mouth while at the facility except while eating or drinking.
We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy and we look forward to seeing you at the East Boston Oval soon.
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