East Boston, MA — A total of 204 horses have been entered over two days as Suffolk Downs will host its fourth and final racing and food truck festival weekend of the year this Saturday and Sunday, September 30 and October 1.
The field of eight in Saturday’s featured race on the turf includes Fuerza, a homebred daughter of War Front for Ramona S. Bass who broke her maiden on September 2 at Suffolk Downs for trainer Michael Matz. She will be facing the Bill Mott-trained Tisbury and Larkin, the Godolphin Racing color bearer trained Michael Stidham. In addition to familiar local jockeys David Amiss and Tammi Piermarini, the featured race has also attracted journeymen riders such as Mike Luzzi and Luis Quinones.
On Sunday, the nine-race card will begin with the $50,000 Thomas F. Moran Stakes which is restricted to horses bred in Massachusetts. The seven and a half furlong turf race will feature the defending champion, Danly’s Dream, and multiple stakes winner Dr. Blarney who has won eleven of his fifteen career races.
Post time for the nine race card on both days is at 12:35 p.m. and gates open at 11:00 a.m. In addition to live racing, the track will be hosting a food truck festival, craft beers and family fun activities.
The 2017 live racing season at Suffolk Downs will have consisted of eight days of live racing featuring $4 million in purses including stakes races for Massachusetts-bred horses. The track intends to operate a similar live racing schedule in 2018.
Suffolk Downs remains open for simulcasting year-round.