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Paquette dons a set of headphones and the show goes on.

Suffolk’s Paquette calls race in tornado, no prob

When a tornado touched down in Revere, Mass. last week Suffolk Downs’ Jessica Paquette wasn’t running for cover. Instead, the intrepid senior director of communications at the track was standing at the highest point of the racetrack, announcing the first race of the day. After track announcer T.D. Thornton got stuck in traffic as trees crashed down and rooftops flew off houses during the surprise weather system, Paquette was asked to wear one more hat, one of the many she dons for her favorite job. In addition to her communications director gig, she is also a handicapper and race analyst […]