Keyword: MassCap

  • 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?

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Sir Bear Works Toward Lone Star Park Handicap

    Barbara Smollin's Sir Bear worked five furlongs at Calder Monday morning and is likely to contest the $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. III) on May 27. The 9-year-old gelding breezed five furlongs in 1:02 2/5.

  • 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.

  • Behrens Scratched From MassCap

    Trainer H. James Bond confirmed Thursday morning that Behrens missed his scheduled workout over the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga and will be scratched from Saturday's Massachusetts Handicap (gr. II).<br>