JC / Railbird

The King’s Empty Barn

With fewer than 800 horses stabled on the backstretch, there are many empty stalls at Suffolk Downs these days. But I didn’t notice until yesterday morning that legendary New England trainer Carlos Figueroa’s barn is among the unused. Figueroa, who got his start as a conditioner in 1949, made his name on the defunct, colorful Massachusetts fair circuit, and once endured a possibly record-setting losing streak, hasn’t entered a horse since November 13, closing day of the 2010 meet at Suffolk, according to Equibase.


I was just thinking the other day, where’s Carlos? Do you know if everything okay with him?

Posted by Matties Racing Stable on July 10, 2011 @ 11:26 am

I asked a couple of people on Saturday, and neither knew. I hope to hear something solid when I’m there tomorrow. It’s a little weird to think of Suffolk without Figueroa …

Posted by Jessica on July 10, 2011 @ 3:08 pm

The first place I’d look for Carlos is the clubhouse at Rockingham Park. He’s not too tough to find . . .

Posted by CapeCodDoug on July 15, 2011 @ 5:38 pm