THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, July 5, 2019 Page 11 Saugus-bred horse leaves Suffolk Downs with perfection of Successful Appeal, won its fourth consecutive race in four starts in the one-mile race as Suffolk Downs closed after 84 years. Zizza, friends and family members got to join Successful Saint in the winner’s circle after his victory. Track officials say 12,311 fans attended during the last day. Prior to the race, Paquette LET’S CELEBRATE! Anthony Zizza of Saugus, with sunglasses attached to his shirt, joins friends and family in the winner’s circle with his horse – Successful Saint – who won the John Kirby Stakes non-wagering event during the final day of racing at Suffolk Downs last Sunday (June 30). It was the fourth win in four starts for the Saugus-bred, three-year-old gelded son of Successful Appeal. (Courtesy Photo to The Saugus Advocate by Suffolk Downs/Chip Bott Photography) A nthony Zizza of Saugus had a perfect way to leave Suffolk Downs on Sunday during the legendary racetrack’s final day of racing. Zizza’s threeyear-old horse, Successful Saint, won his fourth race in four starts. “Successful Saint is one of the nicest horses to come through the state-bred breeding program in years,” Suffolk Downs Senior Vice President of Marketing Jessica Paquette told The Saugus Advocate. “I am excited to watch him continue to develop and think he is something special,” she said. Ridden by Jose Baez and trained by Dylan Clarke, Successful Saint, the gelded son WE WORK FOR YOU! * Have your car repaired by Real Manufacturer Certiified Technicians * An I-CAR GOLD CLASS SHOP Highest Certificate in the Repair Industry * Premier Insurance Co. Collision Repair Shop for Geico, Liberty Mutual, Metlife, Progressive and more! * Over 30 Years of putting families back on the Road Safe & Fast! * ATLAS Stands Behind All Repairs with a Limited Lifetime Warranty 1605 North Shore Road, Revere * 781-284-1200 Visit us at: www.AtlasAutobody.com or call (781) 284-1200 to schedule your appointment today! gave a glowing review of the horse, picking him to win. “Successful Saint has turned into a legitimate state-bred star and is just getting better, stronger and more professional with each race,” she said. “Bred in Saugus, Massachusetts, you would never guess that this big, strapping gelding had a tough start to his life and was briefly hospitalized as a foal. He is three for three and has been one of the more exciting state-bred horses to come onto the scene in recent years. Fan fact – he is known as ‘Brady’ around the barn,” she said. Successful Saint has earned $116,680 during his young career. Built by 3,000 workers in just 62 days when Massachusetts authorized pari-mutuel wagering in 1935, Suffolk Downs has been a showcase for some of the most famous names in Thoroughbred racing history, including Seabiscuit, Whirlaway, John Henry, Cigar and Skip Away.

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