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Suffolk Downs Racing and Food Truck Festival

Suffolk Downs

Sunday • July 10

Clock Icon 11:00 AM
Money Icon Free
Location Icon Suffolk Downs
111 Waldemar Ave
East Boston, MA 02128

Event Details

For three weekends only live racing is back at Suffolk Downs; Saturday and Sunday, July 9th-10th, Saturday and Sunday, August 6th-7th, and Saturday and Sunday, September 3rd-4th, 2016. The track is pulling out the stops and inviting horse lovers and food lovers alike to come and celebrate live racing, great food from a dozen food trucks, craft beer, live music and entertainment for the whole family. Doors open at 11am for these six Family Fun Days.

There will be 12 to 14 races on each of the three dates. It will be full card of live races including events run on both dirt and grass, in addition to Steeplechase races being contested over hurdles offering purse money in excess of a half-million dollars each day.  Steeplechase racing has not taken place at Suffolk Downs since 1997. Some of the East Coast’s top jockeys and horses will
compete during these three dates. The purse structure for the festivals will be the second- highest among the East Coast tracks, trailing only Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course.

In addition to the racing, Suffolk Downs will be abuzz with excitement. Activities, all of which take place in front of the Grandstand from 11am – 5pm, include:

  • Sample of New England’s most popular food trucks
  • Craft Beer 
  • Live Music
  • Bounce Houses
  • Face Painters
  • Playground
  • Picnic area

"These will be six days of celebration,” says track manager Lou Raffeto. “We are inviting everyone who loves horses, loves Suffolk Downs, loves food trucks and craft beer and just wants to spend the day with us having family fun.  We really see it as one big party…during six great days!"

Admission and parking for all Family Fun Days is FREE. For more information please visit www.suffolkdowns.com.

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