Massachusetts Horseracing

Massachusetts Horseracing in started in 1935 with the establishment of Suffolk Downs Horse Racing Track in East Boston. At the time when pari-mutuel wagering has just been legalized.

Since then, the track has evolved over the years with its share of noteworthy horses rumbling past the finish line.

Plainridge Racecourse opened on March 17, 1999 as a harness horse racing track in Plainville, offering both live and simulcast racing. Another popular venue for racing activity is the Northampton County Fair which hosts an excellent program of thoroughbred horse racing as part of the county fair in September each year.

The Massachusetts State Racing Commission oversees thoroughbred and harness racing, ensuring that rules are adhered to, for the welfare of the horses, as well as to protect the integrity of the horse racing industry.

Massachusetts Horseracing Tracks

Horseracing Tracks