Keyword: Richard Fields

  • Suffolk Downs

    Somber Mood Hangs Over Suffolk Downs

    Tough decisions lie ahead for the horsemen and workers of the Boston-area track, which is expected to shut down permanently in December.

  • MA High Court: Voters May Decide Casino Law

    The future of live Thoroughbred racing in New England became cloudier June 24 after the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that a referendum to repeal the state's casino law may appear on the November ballot.

  • Suffolk Advances in Casino License Request

    Voters in Revere, Mass., overwhelmingly backed Suffolk Downs and gaming partner Mohegan Sun in their plan to develop a world-class destination resort casino on the grounds of the 79-year-old track.

  • Suffolk Downs

    Suffolk Downs Has Deal With Mohegan Sun

    Suffolk Downs remained in the running for a casino license with the Nov. 27 announcement it has reached an agreement with Mohegan Sun, which operates gaming facilities in Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

  • Artist rendering of the planned upgrade of the clubhouse and grandstand at Suffolk Downs.

    Suffolk Releases Details of Planned Upgrades

    Suffolk Downs Oct. 24 released details of a $40 million "racing improvement plan" tied to its bid for a destination casino license. Officials held a press conference at Indian Rock Stables, a Thoroughbred breeding farm.

  • Is Suffolk Partnership Sign Gaming Will Pass?

    Suffolk Downs has entered into what it terms a "strategic alliance" with Caesars Entertainment to bolster its chances of developing a destination resort casino should Massachusetts approved expanded gambling.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Suffolk Downs Restructures Management Team

    Suffolk Downs, which recently underwent a change in ownership, announced Aug. 15 that Bill Mulrow is the new chairman of the board of directors, and Chip Tuttle and John Rizzo have been named chief operating officer and chief financial officer, respectively.

  • 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.

  • Empire Group Alleges Collusion in N.Y. Bid Process

    Empire Racing Associates has accused two of its competitors of secretly meeting to discuss a possible joint venture involving New York's Thoroughbred franchise, which Empire contends violates state procurement rules involving collusion.

  • Fields Buys Majority Interest in Suffolk Downs

    A company headed by Richard Fields, who co-developed the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel projects in Florida, has purchased a majority interest in the company that owns Suffolk Downs in Massachusetts.