Batavia Downs offers guaranteed $2,500 Pick-5 Saturday October 21, 2017

Batavia, NY— On Saturday night (Oct. 20) Batavia Downs will offer a $2,500 guaranteed pool for the early Pick-5 wager. The Pick-5 is a 50-cent base wager that begins in race one and runs through race five. There is no consolation payoff and you must pick all five winners to collect. Post time for the first race Saturday is 6 p.m. By Tim Bojarski, for … Continue reading Batavia Downs offers guaranteed $2,500 Pick-5 Saturday »

BZ Glide dominates in Batavia Downs feature October 21, 2017

Batavia, NY— Getting a favorable draw after having post seven last week, BZ Glide looked like his old self as he handily won the $10,500 Open Handicap trot at Batavia Downs on Friday night (Oct. 20). Leaving from post four driver Mike Caprio hustled BZ Glide to the front and proceeded from there comfortably in :28.1 and :58.4. At the second station Northern Matador (Jim … Continue reading BZ Glide dominates in Batavia Downs feature »

Exotic Beach wins easily in Batavia Downs feature October 20, 2017

Batavia, NY — Without even a moment of doubt in the mile, Exotic Beach overpowered her five rivals to jog home with authority in the $9,500 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap pace at Batavia Downs on Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 18). Exotic Beach (Larry Stalbaum) tucked in third off the gate while Squeeze This (Billy Davis Jr.) settled on the lead. But that was just a … Continue reading Exotic Beach wins easily in Batavia Downs feature »

In Runaway Bay an upset winner in Batavia Downs Open October 15, 2017

Batavia, NY—Racing against Foiled Again last week must have had a positive effect on In Runaway Bay as he put a circle around the best local pacers in the $10,000 Open Handicap Pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (Oct. 14). In Runaway Bay (Kevin Cummings) fired off the gate and crossed over like a flash of light. Cruising unchallenged from there until the half, … Continue reading In Runaway Bay an upset winner in Batavia Downs Open »

Kahoku Goes Coast to Coast at Batavia Downs October 14, 2017

Batavia, NY—With little challenge at the start of the mile, Kahoku set pedestrian early fractions and hung on late to win the $10,500 Open Handicap trot at Batavia Downs on Friday night (Oct. 13). The car released the field and surprisingly nobody left; giving the pylon-sitting Kahoku (Kevin Cummings) the command spot by default. Feeling right at home in that position, Kahoku slowed the fractions … Continue reading Kahoku Goes Coast to Coast at Batavia Downs »

John Mungillo scores 1,000th training win at Batavia Downs October 13, 2017

Batavia, NY—Western New York veteran trainer John Mungillo reached a major milestone at Batavia Downs on Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 11) and he did it in a very convincing manner. Mungillo sent out his 3-year-old pacing filly Roll With Faith that he co-owns with Lawrence Willer and FinishLine Investors and watched her go wire to wire at 1-9 over a very sloppy race track in 1:57.3 … Continue reading John Mungillo scores 1,000th training win at Batavia Downs »

Foiled Again, DW’s NY Yank win at Batavia Downs October 8, 2017

Batavia, NY — The Nation’s leading trainer Ron Burke shipped two of his millionaires into Batavia Downs on Saturday night (Oct. 7) and won the two biggest overnight races of the season at the oldest lighted harness track in America with Foiled Again and DW’S NY Yank. Burke, The Burke Brigade and driver Kevin Cummings had a very good night. The pacing feature was the … Continue reading Foiled Again, DW’s NY Yank win at Batavia Downs »

Miss Irish Rose A dominates; Stalbaum wins eight at Batavia Downs October 5, 2017

Batavia, NY—The wind and rain blew into Genesee County prior to post time on Wednesday (Oct. 4) but the sun did come out for the first race. That combination may have helped Miss Irish Rose A bloom for a second straight week as she easily won the $9,500 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap Pace at Batavia Downs in impressive style. Larry Stalbaum fired Miss Irish … Continue reading Miss Irish Rose A dominates; Stalbaum wins eight at Batavia Downs »

Batavia Downs draws Wednesday for Memorial trot and pace October 2, 2017

Batavia, NY — Horsemen be advised that Batavia Downs will draw Wednesday (Oct. 4) for the two biggest overnight races of the year; the $15,000 Brian Schroeder Memorial Trot and the $15,000 George “Duke” Dranichak Memorial Pace, which will both take place on Saturday (Oct. 7). The Brian Schroeder Memorial Trot has been held annually for 10 years to commemorate one of the most successful … Continue reading Batavia Downs draws Wednesday for Memorial trot and pace »

Don’tcallmefrancis was frank winning at Batavia Downs October 1, 2017

Batavia, NY — Don’tcallmefrancis competed against Racing Hill in the $500,000 Messenger at Yonkers Raceway last year and beat Boston Red Rocks in the $150,000 Abbatiello Classic at the Meadowlands as well. On Saturday evening (Sept. 30) he took on the best resident pacers in the $10,000 Open Handicap Pace at Batavia Downs and showed that back class in victory. Leaving from post one, Don’tcallmefrancis … Continue reading Don’tcallmefrancis was frank winning at Batavia Downs »