Suffolk Downs Reopens St. Patrick's Day

Racing makes a big return to Suffolk Downs Saturday when the track hosts a 14-race doubleheader card beginning at 11:30 a.m. Two $25,000 events for Massachusetts-breds, the Isadorable Stakes and the Mystery Jet Stakes, will be run on the St. Patrick's Day card.

Because of a series of winter weather problems that led to unfit track conditions, Suffolk has been dark since March 4. To make up for days lost to cancellations, the track has added five Tuesday cards to its live schedule March 27 through April 24. General admission will be free on the live Tuesdays, as well as on Mondays and Wedensdays for the remainder of March as a show of fan appreciation.