06/01/2005 11:00PM

Suffolk revives four stakes


Suffolk Downs will bring back four previously canceled open stakes races for the 2005 meet after redistributing $100,000 in Breeders' Cup money that had been slated for the canceled James Moseley Breeders' Cup.

The money will be split four ways, and Suffolk will add another $25,000 to each race, making four $50,000 stakes, starting with the Rudy Baez for 3-year-olds at six furlongs June 11. Only Breeders' Cup nominees will be eligible for the full $50,000 purses.

The other three stakes, all at a mile and 70 yards, are the Old Ironsides on turf June 18, the My Fair Lady Stakes for fillies and mares on turf Aug. 13, and The Topsider for older horses on dirt Aug. 27.

Suffolk had scrapped its 2005 stakes schedule and canceled the Grade 2 Massachusetts Handicap for the second time in the last three years because of poor winter simulcast business.