Important information regarding Suffolk Downs Racing Festival

Suffolk Downs Festival of Racing

September 5th, October 3rd, October 31st
Over $500,000 in purses offered each day
  • Purses – 1st 60%, 2nd 20%, 3rd 10%, 4th 6%, 5th 4%
  • All owners with horses not finishing in the first 5 positions will receive an $800 Runner’s Reward for participating.
  • All trainers will receive a $200 Bonus for each starter.
  • Horses that raced at Suffolk Downs in 2014 will receive preference, provided they meet the preference conditions.
  • Complimentary meals will be offered to all backstretch workers on all days during Suffolk’s Festival of Racing.
  • Dormitories will be made available for overnight stays.
  • Subsidized shipping will be offered from Saratoga, Belmont, Finger Lakes, Monmouth Park, Parx, Delaware, and Laurel.
  • Racing Schedule for October 3rd

  • Tuesday, September 29 - Entries close Wednesday, September 30 at 10:30AM – Scratch time & naming of riders
  • Thursday, October 1 at 8:00AM – The barn area will open
  • Friday morning, October 2 – Track open for training 6:00AM - 10:00AM
  • Sunday, October 4 – Horses must be off the grounds
  • *as a condition of entry, you agree to abide by the terms set forth in the stall application below.


  • Racing Office at Suffolk for entries – (617) 568-3240
  • Racing Secretary – Tom Creel – (617) 480-1962 (Mobile)
  • Suffolk Downs Main (617) 567-3900 for all stake nominations
  • Race Day Changes and Weather

    Saturday, October 31      
    Track Conditions:
    Fast- Good      
    Track Report:
    Routine maintenance. Speed harrows will be used throughout the day.      
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