Suffolk Downs
Route 1A 111 Waldemar Ave.
East Boston, Massachusetts,


Date: September 20, 08
Purse: $500,000
Grade: Ungraded
Type: Thoroughbred
Distance: 9 Furlongs
Age: Three Year Olds and Up
Turf: Dirt

The Massachusetts Handicap is an American thoroughbred horse-racing event that is run at a distance of nine furlongs on the left-handed dirt tracks of Suffolk Downs racetrack. At present, it is considered that the race is part of the Breedersâ Cup Challenge series and the winner of the 2008 Massachusetts Handicap will automatically be included in the Breedersâ Cup Classic. If we go back to history, we find the Massachusetts Handicap to start itâs journey on October 16, 1935. In the middle â between 1990 and 1994 and again in 2003, 2005 and 2006, the race did not take place. The race was run in 2004 as a grade II horse-racing event for 2005 and 2006. At present, this racing event carries a purse of $500,000.

Massachusetts Handicap Winners
Year Winner Age Trainer Jockey Owner Time
2008 Commentator 7 Nick Zito John Velazquez Tracy Farmer 1:48.97
2007 Brass Hat 6 William B. Bradley Willie Martinez Fred F. Bradley 1:49.72
2006 No race
2005 No race
2004 Offlee Wild 4 Richard E. Dutrow, Jr. Edgar Prado AZ Azalea Stables LLC 1:49.14
2002 Macho Uno 4 Joe Orseno Gary L. Stevens Stronach Stables 1:50.52