Keyword: Massachusetts Handicap

  • Commentator won the Mass Cap in 2008.

    No MassCap For Suffolk Downs in 2009

    Suffolk Downs will not conduct the Massachusetts Handicap in 2009 due to current economic conditions, track officials announced June 19.

  • Mixed Results For Suffolk Meet

    Suffolk Downs wrapped up its 2008 racing season with declines in live wagering and attendance and an increase in all-sources handle, track officials announced Nov. 13.

  • TVG to Offer Live Coverage of MassCap

    TVG will air exclusive live, on-site coverage of various Breeders' Cup World Championships prep races, including the $500,000 Massachusetts Handicap Sept. 20. The race at Suffolk Downs is a Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" event.

  • The great Cigar won the Mass Cap in 1995 (shown) and 1996.

    Suffolk Fights to Save MassCap

    Why should this year's incarnation of the MassCap be any different than the other 65 events contested beneath the deafening roar of overhead planes from nearby Logan Airport?

  • Two-Time Grade I winner Commentator leads a field of seven for the Massachusetts Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D5274581%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Commentator Odds-On For MassCap

    Commentator, a two-time grade I winner for Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito, leads a field of seven for the $500,000 Massachusetts Handicap Sept. 20 at Suffolk Downs.

  • Brass Hat won the Mass Cap in 2007.

    Suffolk Offers Big Brown, Curlin $5M

    Suffolk Downs has announced that the purse for this year's Massachusetts Handicap will be $5 million if Big Brown wins the Triple Crown and both he and 2007 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Curlin remain unbeaten in 2008 and go on to start in the MassCap against one another. The $5 million would include a $1-million participation bonus for each.

  • Higher Purses, Twlight Racing at Suffolk

    Suffolk Downs will conduct Friday twilight racing in the months of June, July, and August, the track announced as it introduced its complete racing schedule and several other initiatives for the 2008 live racing season, which begins May 3.

  • Suffolk to Offer Twilight Racing in 2008

    Suffolk Downs will conduct Friday twilight racing in the months of June, July and August, the track announced April 23, as it introduced its complete racing schedule and several other initiatives for the 2008 live racing season, which runs May 3 through Nov. 8.

  • Brass Hat shows Fairbanks the way to MassCap win.

    Brass Hat Schools Fairbanks in MassCap Renewal

    Fairbanks may have been the 7-10 favorite, but Fred Bradley's 6-year-old Brass Hat put the youngster in his place when they hooked up in a fierce stretch duel in the Sept. 22 running of the $500,000 Massachusetts Handicap at Suffolk Downs.

  • Richard Fields announces the return of the MassCap.

    MassCap Set to Return This Year

    The storied Massachusetts Handicap, last run in 2004, will be renewed at Suffolk Downs Sept. 22, five weeks prior to the running of the Oct. 26-27 Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Offlee Wild won the last run MassCap in 2004.

    MassCap Back on Track for Fall 2007

    Suffolk Downs will reinstitute the historic Massachusetts Handicap this fall as part of a continued effort to return the East Boston racetrack to a secure financial position.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Offlee Wild, defeating Funny Cide in Saturday's Massachusetts Handicap.

    Offlee Wild Nips Funny Cide in Mass 'Cap

    Funny Cide gave his all, but he could not hold off the stalking Offlee Wild in a tremendous three-way stretch duel in the $500,000 Massachusetts Handicap (gr. II) Saturday at Suffolk Downs.

  • Funny Cide Favored for Saturday's MassCap

    Four grade I winners, including last year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes champion Funny Cide, are among the nine horses entered for Saturday's $500,000 Massachusetts Handicap (gr. II) at Suffolk Downs.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • MassCap Slated for June 1

    Suffolk Downs horses will compete for $1.34 million in stakes purses during the winter/spring meet in a 25-race schedule that will be highlighted by the 63rd running of the $500,000 Massachusetts Handicap (gr. II) on June 1.

  • Jerry Bailey rode Include to victory in the Massachusetts Handicap.

    Suffolk Downs Race Report: Fortuitous Decision by Trainer Delp

    In the 1950s, vocalist Dinah Washington crafted a hit with the song "What a Difference a Day Makes." For trainer Bud Delp and the Robert E. Meyerhoff homebred Include, the $500,000 Massachusetts Handicap (gr. II) at Suffolk Downs on June 2 could be titled "What a difference 50 minutes makes."

  • Include Draws Post 2 for MassCap

    Robert E. Meyerhoff's Include, winner of the May 12 Pimlico Special (gr. I), has been installed the 7-5 morning-line favorite after drawing post two for 62nd running of the Massachusetts Handicap (gr. II) Saturday at Suffolk Downs.

  • Mass 'Cap morning-line favorite Include (left), winning the Pimlico Special.

    Include Morning-Line Choice for MassCap

    Three of the top older horses in the country headline the 62nd running of the grade II, $500,000 Massachusetts Handicap Saturday at Suffolk Downs.

  • MassCap Hopefuls Work

    Include, who is the leading candidate for favorite in Saturday's Massachusetts Handicap (gr. II), breezed a half-mile in :47 flat on Tuesday. The workout, the fastest that day at the distance was at Include's home track of Laurel Park. He was to leave the track for Boston Tuesday evening.

  • MassCap Hopefuls Work

    Include, who is the leading candidate for favorite in Saturday's Massachusetts Handicap (gr. II), breezed a half-mile in :47 flat on Tuesday. The workout, the fastest that day at the distance was at Include's home track of Laurel Park. He was to leave the track for Boston Tuesday evening.

  • Officials Shake Bushes for MassCap Nominees

    It may be early, but the connections of rising star Broken Vow and multiple grade 1 stakes winner Sir Bear have indicated their short-term goals will likely include the grade 2 Massachusetts Handicap at Suffolk Downs June 2. Track officials will visit two racetracks this weekend to line up nominees for New England's marquee event.