Horses leaving from the paddock in a race


Official Name

Sterling Suffolk Racecourse, LLC


Suffolk Downs
525 McClellan Highway
East Boston, MA 02128


Suffolk Downs, on the Blue Line

Main Telephone


Email Us

[email protected]

Information Hotline






Admission and Parking fees may be charged for certain special events

Hours of Operation

Open daily at 11 a.m. (Closed Monday and Tuesday)
Pari-mutuel windows open 30 minutes prior to first simulcast race.
Closing time ranges from 5:30-11:30 p.m.
For additional details and exceptions, see our simulcast schedule.


John Hall, II

Chief Operation Officer

Michael Buckley

Building and Barn Superintendent

Ernie Sampson

Director of Money Room Operations

Anthony Corrado


ATM's are located in the clubhouse entrance of the track.


Ramps and elevators make Suffolk Downs accessible for all. For more information, please call (617) 568-3200.

Code of Conduct for our guests

Suffolk Downs is committed to providing guests with a safe and enjoyable experience. In consideration of all of our guests, please observe the following guidelines:

  • Refrain from disruptive behavior, including obscene language and gestures.
  • If you choose to consume alcoholic beverages, please do so in a responsible manner.
  • Suffolk Downs reserves the right to deny admission to any intoxicated persons.
  • Anyone who engages in fighting, throwing objects or attempting to disrupt racing will be immediately ejected.

Here are some helpful things to know so that your day at Suffolk Downs is as enjoyable as possible:

  • Gates open at 11 a.m.
  • Minors (anyone under the age of 18) are only permitted on the premises during live racing hours and must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Adults are responsible for the behavior of their minors. Minors are not permitted on the premises outside of live racing hours (certain special events excluded).
  • Must be 18 years of age or older to wager.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages.
  • Proper identification for proof of age required.
  • All bags, backpacks and personal belongings are subject to inspection by Suffolk Downs security.
  • Lawn chairs and umbrellas are permitted.
  • Recreational photo and video recording are permitted at management's discretion.
  • Alcohol, glass containers, coolers, grills and tents are not permitted.
  • Offensive items or clothing are not permitted.
  • Smoking is permitted only in outdoor areas.

Suffolk Downs appreciates your cooperation. Suffolk Downs reserves the right to eject anyone who does not abide by these guidelines. If you have a customer service issue, please call (617) 568-3288 or send us an email.

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