Sports Temples of Boston: Sports Temples of Boston: Images of Historic Ballparks, Arenas, and Statiums 1872-1972

Images of Suffolk Downs

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Bill Veeck at Suffolk Downs in the winter

11. Bill Veeck at Suffolk Downs in the winter

Image number: 05_02_010967
East Boston, Massachusetts (1964)

Newspaper caption on verso reads, "Bubbling Bill Veeck, president of Suffolk Downs, ignores piles of snow to tell about spring and summer horse racing plans."

Aerial view of Suffolk Downs Race Track and East Boston

12. Aerial view of Suffolk Downs Race Track and East Boston

Image number: 05_02_010055
East Boston, Massachusetts (ca. 1970)

Stables in the foreground, clubhouse to left. East Boston neighborhood and downtown Boston in background.

A pigeon finishes behind Gay Charmer and Trimground during race at Suffolk Downs

13. A pigeon finishes behind Gay Charmer and Trimground during race at Suffolk Downs

Image number: 05_02_010057
East Boston, Massachusetts (1966)

Newspaper caption on verso reads, "Flying high, but good for only sixth place, in the second race Thursday at Suffolk Downs is stray pigeon finishing behind Gay Charmer (3) and Trimground (4)."

Horses race by the clubhouse on straightaway at Suffolk Downs

14. Horses race by the clubhouse on straightaway at Suffolk Downs

Image number: 05_02_010060
East Boston, Massachusetts (1971)

Crowd along railing in foreground.

Senior citizens rally at Suffolk Downs hears House Speaker David M. Bartley.

15. Senior citizens rally at Suffolk Downs hears House Speaker David M. Bartley.

Image number: 05_02_010071
East Boston, Massachusetts (1971)

"At Suffolk Downs the senior citizens gathering to demonstrate their senior power. Speaker David M. Bartley of the Massachusetts House of Representatives talking to senior citizens" is written in blue ink on back of photo.

Aerial view of the Suffolk Downs Race Track, East Boston

16. Aerial view of the Suffolk Downs Race Track, East Boston

Image number: 05_02_010106
East Boston, Massachusetts (1950)

Aerial photograph showing racing oval and clubhouse and parts of the surrounding neighborhood, including parking lots and tank farm in the background.

Jockeys shooting pool before race, Suffolk Downs

17. Jockeys shooting pool before race, Suffolk Downs

Image number: 05_02_010344
Photographer: Jones, Leslie, 1886-1967
East Boston, Massachusetts (ca. 1940-1949)

Jockeys shooting pool at Suffolk Downs

18. Jockeys shooting pool at Suffolk Downs

Image number: 05_02_010345
Photographer: Jones, Leslie, 1886-1967
East Boston, Massachusetts (ca. 1940-1949)

Jim Braddock with jockey J. Hanford at Suffolk Downs

19. Jim Braddock with jockey J. Hanford at Suffolk Downs

Image number: 05_02_010522
Photographer: Jones, Leslie, 1886-1967
East Boston, Massachusetts (1935)

Boxer Jim Braddock shakes hands with J. Hanford before race at Suffolk Downs, East Boston.

Race at Suffolk Downs

20. Race at Suffolk Downs

Image number: 05_02_010578
Photographer: Jones, Leslie, 1886-1967
East Boston, Massachusetts (1935)

Fans watch as the horses race by at Suffolk Downs, East Boston.

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