Empire Earl N victorious in Batavia feature trot December 1, 2018

Batavia, NY — Another sloppy track greeted participants for Friday night’s (Nov. 30) card but it was no impediment for Empire Earl N who double-moved to victory in the $11,500 Open handicap trot at Batavia Downs. Leaving from post four, Empire Earl N (Drew Monti) tucked second behind Crystal Sphere (Billy Davis Jr.) who led the field to the half in :59.1. At that station the outside … Continue reading Empire Earl N victorious in Batavia feature trot »

Batavia Downs announces Holiday late-closer series November 30, 2018

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 … Continue reading Batavia Downs announces Holiday late-closer series »

Sportsmuffler silences rivals in Batavia distaff feature November 29, 2018

Batavia, NY — Trounced would be kind; annihilated would be accurate. Sportsmuffler took the best local mares to task at Batavia Downs on Wednesday evening (Nov. 28) and taught school after winning by open-lengths going away in the $10,400 Open Handicap fillies and mares pace. Billy Davis Jr. wasted no time getting the lead off the gate and started a gapped journey immediately. After getting … Continue reading Sportsmuffler silences rivals in Batavia distaff feature »

Iyq Yqr bounces back in Batavia Open pace November 25, 2018

Batavia, NY — After finishing fourth last week while being parked out the whole mile, Iyq Yqr rebounded Saturday night (Nov. 24) with a come-from-behind effort to win the $11,500 Open Handicap pace at Batavia Downs. There were no leavers this week when the gate released the group, leaving In Runaway Bay (Kevin Cummings) in charge of the fractions and as such, they went to … Continue reading Iyq Yqr bounces back in Batavia Open pace »

Southern Palms scores in Batavia feature upset November 24, 2018

Batavia, NY — Southern Palms has been knocking on the door the past two weeks in Batavia Downs top trot, but Friday night (Nov. 23) he kicked that door down and dethroned Lougazi in winning the $11,500 Open Handicap trot. Crystal Sphere (Billy Davis Jr.) and Southern Palms (Kevin Cummings) both left from mid-pack and settled on the front in that same order. After doing … Continue reading Southern Palms scores in Batavia feature upset »

Kaitlyn Rae nabs 14th win of the year at Batavia November 22, 2018

Batavia, NY — Who has 63 lifetime wins, 14 of which were taken this year and is currently the fourth winningest mare in North America? That would be Kaitlyn Rae, who bested the top female pacers in western New York once again on Wednesday evening (Nov. 21) after she won the $10,400 Open Handicap pace for fillies and mares at Batavia Downs. Out-stepping Hey Kobe … Continue reading Kaitlyn Rae nabs 14th win of the year at Batavia »

Holiday draw schedule for Batavia Downs November 20, 2018

Batavia, NY — Horsemen racing at Batavia Downs should take note of the revised draw schedule for the upcoming Thanksgiving week. There will be a double draw held on Tuesday (Nov. 20) for Friday (Nov. 23) and Saturday (Nov. 24). The box closes at 9 a.m. The main change to note is Saturday’s draw is moved up one day from Wednesday to Tuesday. Driver changes … Continue reading Holiday draw schedule for Batavia Downs »

Lucky McTrucky refused to lose Batavia feature November 18, 2018

Batavia, NY — Undoubtedly the most exciting race of the year occurred at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (Nov. 17) when Lucky McTrucky parked out all comers before driving home a winner in the $11,000 Open Handicap pacing feature. I’m So Handsome (Kevin Cummings), Lucky McTrucky (Drew Monti) and Iyq Yqr (Denny Bucceri) left the gate together and paced three-deep around the clubhouse turn and … Continue reading Lucky McTrucky refused to lose Batavia feature »

Lougazi was a monster mudder at Batavia November 17, 2018

Batavia, NY — On the heels of a Nor’easter that dumped significant amounts of snow, sleet and rain in western New York, the track at Batavia Downs was swampy at best. But that didn’t deter Lougazi from flexing his muscle in winning the $11,000 Open Handicap trot on Friday night (Nov. 16). Southern Palms (Kevin Cummings) outdueled Empire Earl N (Drew Monti) for the lead … Continue reading Lougazi was a monster mudder at Batavia »

$3,000 guaranteed Pick-5 Friday at Batavia Downs November 16, 2018

Batavia, NY — As a result of no one selecting a winning combination in the early Pick-5 at Batavia Downs on Wednesday night (Nov. 14), there will be a $1,036 carryover and a $3,000 guaranteed early Pick-5 pool when racing resumes at 6 p.m. on Friday (Nov. 16) at the oldest lighted harness track in America. Friday’s guaranteed pool is also part of the USTA’s … Continue reading $3,000 guaranteed Pick-5 Friday at Batavia Downs »