Surfer Beach rides winning wave at Batavia August 29, 2021

Batavia, NY — After coming off an eye-popping gate to wire 1:51.3 win last week, Surfer Beach reversed strategy and won again the $10,600 Open I-II featured pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (Aug. 28). Jim Morrill Jr. tucked in fourth with Surfer Beach while Black Is Back (Dave McNeight III) acted as commander of fractions. With Lord Willoughby A (Ray FIsher Jr.) parked … Continue reading Surfer Beach rides winning wave at Batavia »

Braxten Boyd wins five, posts .722 UDR at Batavia Downs August 26, 2021

Batavia, NY — Braxton Boyd made his now regular mid-week sojourn to Genesee County on Wednesday (Aug. 25) and this week put on quite a driving clinic at Batavia Downs. Boyd won five races on the card, finished second four more times in his 10 starts and walked away brandishing a .722 universal driver rating for the evening. Boyd started out by winning both ends … Continue reading Braxten Boyd wins five, posts .722 UDR at Batavia Downs »

Batavia Downs announces across the board purse increases August 23, 2021

The management of Batavia Downs and the Western New York Harness Horsemen’s Association has announced that starting Wednesday (Sept. 1) purses for all races held at the track will be increased by 10%. The increase is due to the recent success in business the VLT’s have seen on the gaming floor and also from an increase in the live racing handle at the track. “We … Continue reading Batavia Downs announces across the board purse increases »

Winning Legends gets back to Batavia Downs winner’s circle August 23, 2021

Batavia, NY — It’s been four weeks since Winning Legends made his debut at Batavia Downs when he won the top trot. After failing to repeat in two subsequent attempts, the gelding put on a convincing performance to take the $11,200 Open I Handicap at the Downs on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 22). Winning Legends (Justin Huckabone) went right to the front and after Frank’s Watching … Continue reading Winning Legends gets back to Batavia Downs winner’s circle »

Surfer Beach blisters Batavia’s best in 1:51.3 August 22, 2021

Batavia, NY — In one of the most exciting races seen at Batavia Downs in some time, Surfer Beach put away all challengers in a gate to wire win in the $11,200 Open I Handicap pace on Saturday night (Aug. 21).  Driver Jim Morrill Jr. took no prisoners off the gate as he took the lead and seated the field with the exception of Lord … Continue reading Surfer Beach blisters Batavia’s best in 1:51.3 »

Miss Irish Rose A an easy winner in Batavia feature August 19, 2021

Batavia, NY — Since winning the driving title there in 2017 with 134 victories during that meet, Larry Stalbaum has since only driven at Batavia Downs eight times in the last four years and, without a victory. That all changed on Wednesday (Aug. 18) when “The Bomber” shipped into Genesee County with Miss Irish Rose A who won the $9,500 Filly and Mares Open II … Continue reading Miss Irish Rose A an easy winner in Batavia feature »

Batavia guarantees $12,500 Pick-5 pool Wednesday August 17, 2021

Batavia, NY — The management of Batavia Downs has announced that the track will be presenting their biggest guaranteed pool of the 2021 season on Wednesday (Aug. 18). With no winner of the Pick-5 once again last Saturday (Aug. 14), there is a carryover of $4,585 for the Pick-5 on Wednesday and the Downs has guaranteed the pool at $12,500 for the wager that starts … Continue reading Batavia guarantees $12,500 Pick-5 pool Wednesday »

Lord Willoughby A, Stratosphere take Batavia features August 15, 2021

Batavia, NY — Perfect weather and a lightning fast track greeted the top pacers on the grounds at Batavia Downs on Saturday evening (Aug. 14) and the winners turned out some eye-popping times. The $11,200 Open I feature went to Lord Willoughby A (Ray Fisher Jr.) who took the lead at the quarter and never looked back. Fisher went unchallenged to a well rated :56.1 … Continue reading Lord Willoughby A, Stratosphere take Batavia features »

Misty Memory N scoops the loot in Batavia feature August 12, 2021

Batavia, NY — Misty Memory N made the four hour drive from Saratoga to Batavia worth the trip after she captured the winner’s share of the $10,650 Fillies and Mares Open at Batavia Downs on Wednesday night (Aug. 11). Jim Morrill Jr. settled Misty Memory N behind Prairie Westerngal (Braxton Boyd) who easily led the field through fractions of :27.4, :58 and 1:27.1, encountering only … Continue reading Misty Memory N scoops the loot in Batavia feature »

Golden Kronos was a titan in Batavia Open Trot August 9, 2021

Batavia, NY — Tioga Downs transient Golden Kronos shipped into Batavia Downs on Sunday (Aug. 8) and took all the cash after winning the $11,250 Open Handicap trot and in near track record fashion. Drew Monti put Golden Kronos on the engine and let the big gelding take it from there. After strolling to the half in a pedestrian :59.1, Winning Legends (Justin Huckabone) left … Continue reading Golden Kronos was a titan in Batavia Open Trot »