Batavia Downs announces Holiday late-closer series
Batavia, NY — Batavia Downs has announced today that a new late-closer series for horses that have raced at the track this year will be offered in December.
“The Dash for Holiday Cash” is for horses that are non-winners of $20,000 in 2018 as of Tuesday (Nov. 27) with at least 10 starts at Batavia Downs and five of those starts must have been for a purse of $5,200 or less since Wednesday (July 25). There is no entry fee for this series.
Eliminations will be held on Saturday (Dec. 8) for a purse of $6,000. The final will be on Saturday (Dec. 15) and will offer a purse of $20,000. There will also be a consolation on Saturday (Dec. 15) and they will vie for $8,000.
The eliminations will go with six or more horses with no more than two horses per owner or trainer. The finals will go with eight horses with no more than two horses per owner or trainer.
There will be one also-eligible drawn for the final.
Horses will advance from the eliminations to the finals based on the horses placement in the eliminations, fastest time in the eliminations and most money made in 2018.
The series will be on the regular condition sheet for the respective Saturdays and regular entry rules will apply.
For any inquiries about this series please contact Race Secretary Joe Zambito at 585-344-6304.
By Tim Bojarski, for Batavia Downs