Drew Monti wins six at Batavia Downs October 3, 2019

Batavia, NY — Although the weather turned decidedly cooler after the rain on Wednesday (Oct. 2) in western New York, driver Drew Monti was red hot at Batavia Downs as he won six races on the card, including a natural Grand Slam in races three to six. Monti visited the Purple Haze Winner’s Circle with A J Cash (2:01, $2.70), Rock N Roll Rosie (1:57.3, … Continue reading Drew Monti wins six at Batavia Downs »

Halfway through, Batavia’s numbers are soaring October 2, 2019

Batavia, NY — Saturday (Sept. 28) marked the halfway point of the 2019 Batavia Downs season and all indicators are showing so far, it has been one of the best in the track’s history. The on-track handle is up 15.1%, the export handle is up 26.1%, OTB handle is up 8.7% and total betting from all sources associated with Western Regional OTB is up 20.5% … Continue reading Halfway through, Batavia’s numbers are soaring »

Tullow N splashes to Batavia feature pace win September 29, 2019

Batavia, NY — A torrential rainstorm rolled into Genesee County just prior to post time and downgraded conditions to sloppy before the first race ever hit the track. But the inclement weather and less than desirable track conditions did not prevent Tullow N from imposing his will on his foes in winning the $12,500 Open Handicap pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (Sept. 28). … Continue reading Tullow N splashes to Batavia feature pace win »

$7,500 Guaranteed Pick-5 Saturday at Batavia September 28, 2019

Batavia, NY — On Saturday (Sept. 28) the Pick-5 at Batavia Downs Gaming and Hotel has a carryover pool of $3,202 will be guaranteed at $7,500. The pool is part of the United States Trotting Association’s (USTA) Strategic Wagering Program and as such, free program pages are available courtesy of Trackmaster on the USTA’s website or by direct download by clicking here. The Pick-5 wager … Continue reading $7,500 Guaranteed Pick-5 Saturday at Batavia »

BJ Lorado upsets in Batavia Open trot September 28, 2019

Batavia, NY — A summer-long resident of the now closed for the season Tioga Downs, BJ Lorado shipped north to Genesee County on Friday night (Sept. 27) and made himself right at home, winning the $12,500 Open Handicap trot at Batavia Downs. Southern Palms (Jim Morrill Jr.) took command and led the field of seven to the half in a moderate :58 flat. Looking to … Continue reading BJ Lorado upsets in Batavia Open trot »

Drew Monti wins five and feature at Batavia September 26, 2019

Batavia, NY — Frequent flyer miles between the Red Mile, Plainridge Park and Batavia Downs have certainly kept driver Drew Monti sharp as a tack. Currently sitting sixth, fourth and eighth in the driver standings at those respective tracks, Monti has been on a tear since returning to Batavia and over the last five days has posted a Universal Driver Rating (UDR) of .440. On … Continue reading Drew Monti wins five and feature at Batavia »

Guaranteed Pick-5 Pool Wednesday at Batavia September 24, 2019

Batavia, NY — On Wednesday (Sept. 25) the Pick-5 pool at Batavia Downs Gaming and Hotel will be guaranteed at $2,500. The Pick-5 wager begins in race one and runs through race five. It is a 50-cent base wager and if all five winners aren’t selected, the carryover amount moves to the Friday program. Wednesday’s guaranteed pool is part of the United States Trotting Association’s … Continue reading Guaranteed Pick-5 Pool Wednesday at Batavia »

Top female driver Jennifer Lappe at Batavia Wednesday September 24, 2019

Batavia, NY — Batavia Downs has a long history of lady drivers competing at the track going back to the 1950’s. Names like Edith Mouw, Mary Ann Sarama, Cindy Stark, Laurie Stark, Anne Wheeler, Jeanette Byer and Myrtle Patistas were regulars at the Downs for decades. But it has been a fairly male-dominated track when the gate has swung open in recent years. That all … Continue reading Top female driver Jennifer Lappe at Batavia Wednesday »

Legendary Canadian race-caller Frank Salive at Batavia Friday September 23, 2019

Batavia, NY — One of the most recognizable voices in the sport of harness racing in North America is that of Frank Salive. With decades of race calls to his credit and a wide and varied career resume besides, Salive will bring his “dulcet tones” to the oldest lighted harness track in North America on Friday (Sept. 27) when he makes Batavia Downs the 75th … Continue reading Legendary Canadian race-caller Frank Salive at Batavia Friday »

Monti, Shepard, Woodburn sweep Batavia features September 23, 2019

Batavia, NY — Oh Canada! The Ontario based owner-trainer combination of Robert Woodburn and trainer Patrick Shepherd shipped south on Saturday (Sept. 21), enlisted the services of resident reinsman Drew Monti and then watched as their stable stars Sir Pugsley and Down On My Luck took the top two paces of the week at Batavia Downs. In the $12,000 Open I Handicap, Sir Pugsley took … Continue reading Monti, Shepard, Woodburn sweep Batavia features »