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Suffolk Downs

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It's a decent location, could use some upgrades

It's your usual run down kind of racetrack, but then again, the decline of these is happening most... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2016
Bernardo F
New York City, New York
Wonderful Piece of Living History

we attended the family event on 10/3/15, they hold a few of these from time to time. While the... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2015
Manny S
Newton, Massachusetts
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“Suffolk Down Racetrack”
22 May 2016
“It's a decent location, could use some upgrades”
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525 William F McClellan Hwy, Boston, MA 02128-2280
+1 617-567-3900
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this old building. The history is so long ago, you can't help but be in the zone. Floors are uneven, so just don't sprint to the mutual box. But fun and lively.

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Reviewed 22 May 2016

It's your usual run down kind of racetrack, but then again, the decline of these is happening most everywhere. Surprising that they haven't yet turned this into a big casino. The place is marginally clean, but you go for the racing.

Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 3 October 2015

Went to Suffolk Downs today. When you walk into the place be warned! The floors have dips and bumps from years of use and are an extreme fall hazard. Ordered a diet coke from the bar in the club house. Bartender scooped the ice out...More

Thank toofhelper
Reviewed 3 October 2015

we attended the family event on 10/3/15, they hold a few of these from time to time. While the kids attractions and food trucks are subpar, it's a unique experience nonetheless to see the pageantry before the race and the race itself.

Thank Manny S
Reviewed 4 September 2014

Forty years ago, there were six Thoroughbred race tracks in New England, now Suffolk is the only one left.As a fan of horse racing for the past three years, I finally decided to attend a live meet.The best part of Suffolk Downs is that there...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 2 September 2014

I have lived in the Boston area for almost 3 years now and finally went to Suffolk Downs race track. From the outside it looks okay, but the condition of cement, walkways, and just overall the place is in bad shape. I understand live racing...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 12 August 2014

we stayed in the rode way inn a short distance away its thoroughbred racing about 20 minitutes apart from each race 12-45 starting time we chose to sit and eat in theterrace on the finish line they have a monitot at each table the rode...More

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Matthew G
29 June 2018|
Response from jlb018 |
Yes, it is temperature controlled inside.
Bonnie N
16 December 2015|
Response from Sally M |
Cirque has its own big top on the grounds at Suffolk Downs. It is a well placed tent formation with bleacher like seats. Wear comfortable shoes and I do not recommend high heels. Careful when you put down your bag as there... More