Oakes pacers favored in $117,400 NYSS at Batavia Downs Sunday August 4, 2019

Batavia, NY — It will be a homecoming of sorts for Akron, New York native Chris Oakes when he brings two powerful members of his stable to Batavia Downs on Sunday (Aug. 4) to compete in a pair of divisions of the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for purses totaling $117,400. In the first $58,700 division (carded as race one) Oakes will start Shake That … Continue reading Oakes pacers favored in $117,400 NYSS at Batavia Downs Sunday »

Hudson Phil convincing in Batavia Open pace August 4, 2019

Batavia, NY — Saratoga Raceway regular Hudson Phil traveled four hours west on the 90 for his first-ever start at Batavia Downs and the trip was worth his while. He won the $12,500 Open Handicap pace in gate to wire fashion at the Downs on Saturday night (Aug. 3). Hudson Phil (Jim Morrill Jr.) flew off the wings and took command with Lucan Hanover (Billy … Continue reading Hudson Phil convincing in Batavia Open pace »

Akron native Oakes trainees favored in $117,400 NYSS at Batavia Downs Sunday August 2, 2019

Batavia, NY — It will be a homecoming of sorts for Akron, New York native Chris Oakes when he brings two powerful members of his now Wilkes-Barre, PA based stable to Batavia Downs on Sunday (Aug. 4) to compete in two divisions of the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for purses totaling $117,400. In the first $58,700 division (carded as race one) Oakes will start … Continue reading Akron native Oakes trainees favored in $117,400 NYSS at Batavia Downs Sunday »

Batavia Downs partners with DRF for the NYSS NOC August 1, 2019

Batavia, NY — Batavia Downs is pleased to announce they are partnering with the Daily Racing Form (DRF) to enhance and expand their coverage of the $1.8 million New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) Night of Champions (NOC) that will be held at Batavia Downs on Saturday (Sept. 14). “We are very excited to be working with DRF on this biggest night of racing in the … Continue reading Batavia Downs partners with DRF for the NYSS NOC »

Batavia Downs post impressive opening week numbers July 30, 2019

Batavia, NY — The first week of live racing at Batavia Downs produced some very impressive numbers for betting and attendance, showing a dramatic spike over last year. After the last race on Sunday was over the track had realized a 27% increase of on-track handle, a 6.8% increase on export betting, WROTB handle up a total of 12%, total betting up 11% and attendance … Continue reading Batavia Downs post impressive opening week numbers »

Groovy Joe remains undefeated in NYSS at Batavia July 29, 2019

Batavia, NY — As three $34,866 divisions of 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings went postward in the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) at Batavia Downs on Sunday (July 28) with Groovy Joe putting in the fastest performance of the day allowing him to remain undefeated. Sandy’s Bolt (Jim Morrill Jr.) started from post one and led the majority of the race with Groovy Joe (Matt … Continue reading Groovy Joe remains undefeated in NYSS at Batavia »

Black Is Back wires Batavia’s best in feature win July 28, 2019

Batavia, NY— A craftily rated second quarter provided success at the end of the mile for Black Is Back who went gate to wire in the $12,500 Open Handicap pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday evening (July 27). Dave McNeight III sent Black Is Back to the point off the gate and took the six-horse field to the quarter in :28. He then grabbed leather … Continue reading Black Is Back wires Batavia’s best in feature win »

NYSS freshmen pacers at Batavia Downs Sunday July 28, 2019

Batavia, NY — $104,598 in purses will be up for grabs at Batavia Downs on Sunday (July 29) when the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) rolls into town for the second of nine 2019 stops at the oldest lighted race track in America. This leg will feature the 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers who will vie in three $34,866 divisions carded as race three, five … Continue reading NYSS freshmen pacers at Batavia Downs Sunday »

Love A Good Story remains unbeaten in NYSS at Batavia July 25, 2019

Batavia, NY — Two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 2-year-old trotting fillies visited Batavia Downs on opening night to vie for a total of $106,000 in total purses. In the first division Love A Good Story (Chapter Seven-Celebrity Lovin) stayed perfect lifetime after she scored her fourth consecutive win, all in NYSS action. Driver Andy Miller floated Love A Good Story … Continue reading Love A Good Story remains unbeaten in NYSS at Batavia »

NYSS first year fillies trot into Batavia Downs July 24, 2019

Batavia, NY — Batavia Downs will celebrate their opening night of the 2019 live racing season on Wednesday (July 24) by welcoming the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) as they make their first of nine stops at the Genesee County oval this year. The initial visit will bring two divisions of 2-year-old trotting fillies along who will compete for identical $53,000 purses. The first split … Continue reading NYSS first year fillies trot into Batavia Downs »