Based in the Massachusetts town of East Boston, Suffolk Downs racecourse first opened in 1935. Its first President was Bayard Tuckerman but later that year he was replaced by Charles Adams. Most recently Richard Fields is at the helm.
  In 1935 the course was run by the Eastern Racing Association and the course continued to operate throughout the World War period.


Its principal race is the Massachusetts Handicap, shortened to the 'Mass Cap', which was first contested over 9 furlongs in 1935. That first race was won by the George Woolf ridden Top Row. In 1944 and again in 1945 First Fiddle achieved back to back wins, as did Smart in 1964 and 1965.
  The brilliant Cigar, ridden by Jerry Bailey and trained by William Mott won the race in both 1995 and 1996. The most recent running in 2008 was won by Commentator.


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