Keyword: Bob O'Malley

  • Higher Purses as Suffolk Downs Begins Meet

    Suffolk Downs kicks off its 2007 season May 5 with an across-the-board purse increase and a tribute to longtime executive Bob O'Malley, who died in February at the age of 69.

  • Suffolk Downs Executive Bob O'Malley Dead

    Robert M. "Bob" O'Malley, long-time executive at Suffolk Downs, died Feb. 25 at his home in Milton, Mass, after battling cancer for several years.

  • Suffolk Will Revive Massachusetts Handicap

    Suffolk Downs, which opens its 109-day meeting on Saturday, will revive the Massachusetts Handicap (gr. II) with a new date this season and a reduced purse.

  • Suffolk Will Revive Massachusetts Handicap

    Suffolk Downs, which opens its 109-day meeting on Saturday, will revive the Massachusetts Handicap (gr. II) with a new date this season and a reduced purse.

  • Massachusetts Racing Industry Rallies for Hearing

    The Massachusetts horse racing industry is taking a day off Sept. 28 to show its support during a hearing in the state House of Representatives on legislation that could impact the industry.

  • Suffolk Suspends Stakes; No 2005 MassCap

    Suffolk Downs has suspended its open stakes program, including the Massachusetts Handicap (gr. II) and the James B. Moseley Breeders' Cup Handicap, in order to preserve overnight purses for the 117-day meet that begins April 30.

  • Suffolk Suspends Stakes; No 2005 MassCap

    Suffolk Downs has suspended its open stakes program, including the Massachusetts Handicap (gr. II) and the James B. Moseley Breeders' Cup Handicap, in order to preserve overnight purses for the 117-day meet that begins April 30.

  • Mass Cap Moved to June 19

    Suffolk Downs has moved the running of the $500,000 Massachusetts Handicap (gr. II) to June 19. The Mass Cap, which is returning from a one-year hiatus, was originally scheduled to be run on May 29.

  • Rays of Hope Seen in Massachusetts VLT Vote

    Legislation to legalize video lottery terminals at Massachusetts racetracks failed to pass the state House of Representatives April 15, but racing industry officials remain upbeat, according to published reports.

  • Purse Considerations Shelve MassCap for One Year

    An extension of its current meet to compensate for the loss of Thoroughbred racing at Rockingham Park led Suffolk Downs to cancel this year's $500,000 Massachusetts Handicap, its premier event.

  • Account Wagering Goes Into Effect in Massachusetts

    Recent approval from the Massachusetts State Racing Commission of the TVG network and Magna Entertainment's XpressBet system means bettors there soon will be able to sign up for account wagering with either provider.