Morrill, Clouser, Emmons take both Batavia features December 6, 2020

Batavia, NY — Driver Jim Morrill Jr., trainer Jim Clouser Jr. and owner William Emmons teamed up to win both feature paces at Batavia Downs on a snowy and sloppy Saturday night (Dec. 5). In the $8,500 Open I Handicap pace, McSpidey coasted behind Tullow N (Dave McNeight III) through quarters of :28.4, :58.4 and 1:27.2 before leaving the pocket off the last turn and … Continue reading Morrill, Clouser, Emmons take both Batavia features »

Il Mago, HP Sissy take Batavia featured Opens December 3, 2020

Batavia, NY — A field of Open trotters and Open filly and mare pacers went postward, each for $8,500 on Wednesday evening (Dec. 2) at Batavia Downs and two local favorites notched additional wins to their already impressive resumes. On the trot, Il Mago (Billy Davis Jr.) continued to dominate the diagonal-gaited gang after grabbing a quick lead and opening up a 2-1/2 length lead … Continue reading Il Mago, HP Sissy take Batavia featured Opens »

Guaranteed $3,000 Pick-5 pool Wednesday at Batavia December 2, 2020

Batavia, NY — Batavia Downs has announced there will be a guaranteed pool of $3,000 for the Pick-5 wager on Wednesday (Dec. 2). The pool is part of the United States Trotting Association’s Strategic Wagering Program and as such, free program pages for races one through five are available courtesy of Trackmaster on the Batavia Downs and USTA websites or by clicking here. (https://www.trackmaster.com/freeContent/usta/freeContentFiles/hpl/btv1202x.pdf) The … Continue reading Guaranteed $3,000 Pick-5 pool Wednesday at Batavia »

Batavia Downs to raise purses 20% final week December 2, 2020

Batavia, NY — Batavia Downs has announced that it will be increasing all purses by 20% for the final week of racing of the 2020 meet. That would raise the top purse for all Opens from $8,500 to $10,200 all the way down to the bottom purse from $3,200 to $3,800. “It has been a very difficult season for everyone in this business and we … Continue reading Batavia Downs to raise purses 20% final week »

Batavia to hold final qualifiers on Wednesday December 1, 2020

Batavia, NY — Horsemen and horsewomen racing at Batavia Downs should note that the final day of qualifying for the 2020 meet will be held on Wednesday (Dec. 2) at 4 p.m. before the regular card of racing begins. Entries must be made by Tuesday (Dec. 1) no later than 10 a.m. by calling the race office at 585.344.6161. By Tim Bojarski, for Batavia Downs

Black Is Back much the best in Batavia Open November 29, 2020

Batavia, NY — After two consecutive third place finishes, Black Is Back returned to the winner’s circle after taking the $8,500 Open I Handicap pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday evening (Nov. 28). Tullow N (Ray Fisher Jr.) took command of the field and led them to the half in a pedestrian :58.1. Black Is Back (Dave McNeight III) came rolling up first-over from third … Continue reading Black Is Back much the best in Batavia Open »

Saturday guaranteed $7,500 Pick-5 picks at Batavia November 29, 2020

Batavia, NY — With no winner in the Pick-5 wager on Wednesday (Nov. 25) at Batavia Downs, there is a $2,392 carry-over that will move to Saturday (Nov.28) and there is a guaranteed pool of $7,500 for the Pick-5 wager that day. The pool, which is the largest guarantee of the meet, is part of the United States Trotting Association’s Strategic Wagering Program and as such, free program pages are … Continue reading Saturday guaranteed $7,500 Pick-5 picks at Batavia »

Lougazi splashes to victory in Batavia Open trot November 25, 2020

Batavia, NY — They say it’s not where you start, it’s where you finish and Lougazi is the poster boy for that motto. And he proved it true once again on Wednesday night (Nov. 25) as he went from worst to first in the $8,500 Open I Handicap trot at Batavia Downs in a driving rain over a sloppy track. Lougazi (Ray Fisher Jr.) got … Continue reading Lougazi splashes to victory in Batavia Open trot »

Guaranteed $3,000 Pick-5 pool Wednesday at Batavia November 25, 2020

Batavia, NY — Batavia Downs has announced there will be a guaranteed pool of $3,000 for the Pick-5 wager on Wednesday (Nov. 25). The pool is part of the United States Trotting Association’s Strategic Wagering Program and as such, free program pages are available courtesy of Trackmaster on the Batavia Downs and USTA websites or by clicking here. (https://www.trackmaster.com/freeContent/usta/freeContentFiles/hpl/btv1125x.pdf) The Pick-5 wager begins in race one and runs through race five. It is a … Continue reading Guaranteed $3,000 Pick-5 pool Wednesday at Batavia »

Holiday week draw schedule for Batavia Downs November 23, 2020

Batavia, NY — Horsemen racing at Batavia Downs should be aware of the following draw schedule change for the races on Saturday November 28. The draw for Saturday (Nov. 28) will take place on Tuesday (Nov. 24) instead of on Wednesday (Nov. 25), with the entry box closing at 9 am. Driver choices and scratches must be received by the judges on Wednesday (Nov. 25) … Continue reading Holiday week draw schedule for Batavia Downs »