JC / Railbird

Suffolk Weekend

A food truck festival, a $100,000 stakes race, and the CANTER Showcase made this past weekend a big one for Suffolk Downs …

The crowd on the Suffolk apron, early Saturday afternoon. That mass of people stretching along the back? In line for the grilled cheese truck.

The biggest race of the year was also the best race of the year, with #2 It’s Me Mom (inside) out-bobbing favored #11 Nicole H at the wire in the six-furlong $100,000 Robert O’Malley Stakes. The final time was a swift 1:09.67 after an opening quarter in :21.17 and a half in :43.63.

It’s Me Mom, Willie Martinez up, entering the winner’s circle.

Leading rider Tammi Piermarini after finishing fourth on #9 D’Wild Ride in the Robert O’Malley Stakes.

Mr. Meso, local favorite, recently retired champion, and new racetrack pony, taking a break after the Saturday feature.

Fall colors and a beautiful sunset at Suffolk Downs on Saturday.

CANTER New England held its sixth annual Showcase on Sunday morning. Dozens of people turned out to see more than 70 horses available for sale. Here’s Krabby Patties, making a great impression with her rider.

After taking his turn through Showcase, O’Malley met a potential buyer.

Kappy charms the Showcase crowd. (He sold.)


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Posted by Jessica Chapel / Railbird – Suffolk Weekend « Retired Racehorse on October 24, 2011 @ 1:21 pm

The management of Suffolk Downs did a great job on Saturday.
My friends and I were thrilled to be part of it!

Posted by The Headless Horseman on October 25, 2011 @ 4:50 pm