Jeb, photo credit: Chip Bott Photography

EAST BOSTON, MA – Suffolk Downs concluded the third of four scheduled weekend long live racing and food truck festivals on Sunday, September 3 with the $50,000 Massachusetts Stallion Stakes.


Jeb, a five-year-old daughter of Zong bred in Massachusetts by Kenneth Posco, went to post as the favorite and delivered with a 1 ¼ length victory in the six-furlong contest. Ridden by Luis Perez and trained by Dylan Clarke, the chestnut mare contested the early lead before seizing command and drawing off to earn her seventh career victory.


“She is just such a nice filly,” said Dylan Clarke, who also teamed up with Perez to win the first race with Massachusetts-bred Grady. “This weekend has been great. It is so rewarding to get to come back to Suffolk Downs with my family and have this kind of success. I have a great team.”


Jeb returned $4.80, 3.00 and 2.20. Spectacularsociano paid $3.60 and 2.60 while Brokers Prize paid $2.20.


Also on the card, jockey Edwin Gonzalez piloted home three winners on the eleven-race program. Gonzalez kicked off his trifecta in the second race with Golden Story ($7.00) for trainer Michael Stidham. In the third race, he teamed up with Steve Klesaris for a victory with Escape to the Moon ($4.80). He and Stidham paired up again to win the night cap with Sophieshardtocatch ($3.60).


The live racing and food truck festivals will continue with the final weekend scheduled to be held on September 30 and October 1.