111 Waldemar Avenue, East Boston, Massachusetts
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Suffolk Downs Racetrack is located at 111 Waldemar Avenue (525 McClellan Highway) in East Boston, Massachusetts. The facility has live thoroughbred races on two tracks and country-wide simulcast. The future is a bit uncertain but it looks, as of March2015 that the legendary track that opened in 1935 at the unheard ofcost of $2 million will continue to offer racing fans a venue for their entertainment.
Update 10-1-2015: Live racing is alive and well and Suffolk Downs with $500,000 in ourses being offered each day of the Festival of Racing;September 5th, October 3rd, October 31st.
The property has had six owners to date and has closed twice. We are of the hope that the new 2 year leaseby the New England Horsemens Benevolent and Protective Association will signal a happy and prosperous future for all.
As of March 1, 2015 the facility is open for simulcast racing and betting Thursday through Sunday with a live race schedule coming soon.